Canada Institute News

Welcome to the October 17 edition of Canada Institute News, our biweekly newsletter that keeps you up to date on the activities of the Canada Institute and important events and news concerning the Canada-U.S. relationship. Unsubscribe here.

NEWS

ISIS. 200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Kuwait as part of Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS, following Parliamentary approval of participation in anti-ISIS airstrikes. The opposition NDP and Liberal parties have opposed military action on ISIS.

OIL. Federal and provincial legislation was announced to begin extracting oil and gas from the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Quebec, three years after an initial agreement was reached with Quebec City. An estimated 39 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1.5 billion barrels of oil are in the surrounding areas.

EBOLA. Amid growing international worry about the spread of Ebola, Canada announced increased efforts to combat the disease, including screening for Ebola at six international airports and donating $2.5 million in protective gear to the United Nations. An experimental Ebola vaccine designed in Canada has begun undergoing clinical trials at Walter Reed hospital.

INDIA. A meeting of the foreign ministers of India and Canada led to a series of agreements, including the conclusion of a deal to supply uranium to Indian nuclear reactors, and the Indian Oil Corporation announced a $4bn investment in LNG in British Columbia.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dairy Policy Reform in Canada and the United States (Toronto)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 8:00am to 9:30am

The Canada Institute is launching the 17th issue of its One Issue, Two Voices series, “Dairy Policy in Canada and the United States: Protection at Home or International Trade?” Panelists Martha Hall Findlay and Joe Balagtas will assess the progress to date on implementing dairy policy reform and discuss the cost of inaction in terms of global competitiveness. This event will take place at Bennett Jones Headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

RECENT EVENTS

The Politics and Process of Keystone XL

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Canada Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss the implications of the KXL pipeline on the upcoming midterm elections, the legal underpinnings of the approval process, and the future of the pipeline. For more information and to watch the video, click here.

PUBLICATIONS

Now for the Hard Part: Renewing Regional Cooperation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Brian Bow looks at Critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR), one of the core priorities for North American regional security cooperation since 9/11. The United States, Canada, and Mexico have finally begun to generate some tangible results, including ongoing information-sharing, the development of cross-border emergency response procedures, and joint exercises. Read the full report here.

Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why It Matters

Policy briefs from our May event on Arctic access, co-hosted with the Kissinger Institute, are now available online here. These short briefing documents cover China, the United States, Canada, Russia, the Nordic states, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

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