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Alberta's Oil Sands: 'China or Bust!'

Posted November 30, 2011 | 11/30/11 05:04 PM ET

In the coming years, Canada's oil will continue to be extracted from the earth, but will it flow south to the United States or east across the Pacific in greater quantities? The ramifications of this answer impacts American, Canadian and Chinese economic and political relations for the coming years in...

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Fishing for a Border Problem

Posted July 28, 2011 | 07/28/11 01:13 PM ET

Border regulations between Canada and the United States represent the dual efforts of securing each nation from outside threats and facilitating the swift movement of people and goods. This is a central hallmark of the border today. When the movement of goods and people across the border is hampered, the...

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An Independence for North America

Posted July 5, 2011 | 07/05/11 04:16 PM ET

This past weekend signifies to the world the independence of two of the nations of North America. On July 1st, Canada celebrated the moment when the founders of the Confederation met and agreed to unite New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario into the Dominion of Canada in 1867. It...

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Keystone Project Piping Into Canadian Energy

Posted June 29, 2011 | 06/29/11 03:36 PM ET

If you were to guess what county the United States receives more oil from, you are likely to respond with Saudi Arabia, or Iraq, or maybe Venezuela.

But according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration numbers for March 2011, the U.S. imported 82,637 barrels of oil from...

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Economic Recovery From the North

Posted June 14, 2011 | 06/14/11 06:22 PM ET

Last Thursday, the government released two very important economic indicators. The Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce released the latest numbers on the trade deficit of the United States and the unemployment rate. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the Department of Commerce announced on...

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