Canada Institute News
Welcome to the January 24 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.
Beyond the Border Implementation Report Update
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00am
The Canada Institute will host an update for the Beyond the Border Initiative’s 3rd anniversary. The discussion will focus on the 2013 implementation report, which highlights the various accomplishments and challenges of the process to date. Featured speakers include David Moloney, Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office and Amy Pope from the White House’s national security staff. The program will be moderated by Paul Frazer, president of PD Frazer Associates. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
In Search of Arctic Energy
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm
Join the Canada Institute, the Kennan Institute, and the Environmental Change and Security Program for the launch of "In Search of Arctic Energy." Experts will discuss the findings of the new paper and delve into the implications that Arctic energy exploration will have for the region and the globe's energy economy. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Entry-Exit Systems in North America
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 9:00a to 11:00am
Comprehensive entry-exit tracking for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States has proven elusive. While non-citizens who enter the United States go through a variety of controls, little has been done to track non-citizens when they leave. Canada and the United States began working together recently to close the loop by counting entry into one country as an exit from the other. New legislation in Congress is being considered to add mandatory exit controls at all ports of entry. Please join the Canada Institute for a discussion on the risks, challenges, and rewards of implementing a robust entry-exit system throughout North America. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!
The Canada Institute is proud to announce the first two topics in our new series “I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!” which explain simply and graphically many of the important issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship. The new Detroit-Windsor Bridge and the Shiprider program are highlighted in this release. Download these information sheets here and pass them on!
In Search of Arctic Energy
The Canada Institute also released “In Search of Arctic Energy,” the publication companion to the January 29, 2014 program described above. The paper gives an overview of the various efforts underway to explore and produce energy across the Arctic. Download the publication here.
With only 14 days until the Sochi Olympics, Canada has chosen its flag-bearer. Saskatchewan native Hayley Wickenheiser will mark her fifth Olympic appearance by carrying Canada’s flag in the February 7 open ceremonies. Wickenheiser and the Canadian women’s hockey team have won three consecutive gold medals at the Olympics. This news comes shortly after it was announced that Caroline Ouellette, not Wickenheiser, will captain of the women’s team.
Sidney Crosby will captain Canada’s men’s hockey team. Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the regular season, scored the gold-medal winning goal against the United States in Vancouver four years ago. The Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews and Nashville Predators’ Shea Weber were named alternate captains.
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, Mexican Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with reporters Friday, January 17, in Washington, D.C. Most notably, when asked by Baird to address the continued Keystone XL Pipeline delay, Kerry said he will not have an answer on the pipeline until the environmental impact statement is released.
In Canadian national politics, Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Tom Marshall was sworn in as interim premier on Friday, January 24, following Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s announcement that she would step down.