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Ambassador Gordon Giffin – Member of Council on Foreign Relations Task Force

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Foreign Policy

MLA’s Ambassador Gordon Giffin, who leads the firm’s Canada-U.S. practice, was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Sponsored Task Force that recently released the report, North America: Time for a New Focus.  As the CFR website states, the report asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States… Continue Reading

Scotty Greenwood to Moderate CABC Panel on September 17

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

  Updated 9/17  -  Please see the complete CABC YouTube video here.   MLA’s Scotty Greenwood will serve as moderator at the September 17 Canadian American Business Council (CABC) event with Industry Minister James Moore. The event will be streamed on YouTube and at cabc.co/live tomorrow (9/17) at 12:30pm. See the below for more details. Industry Minister… Continue Reading

Scotty Greenwood Authors Article on iPolitics

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

MLA’s Scotty Greenwood authors article, “Hack-a-thoning our way out of the border backlog,” featured on iPolitics. Hack-a-thoning our way out of the border backlog Three years ago, the president of the United States and the prime minister of Canada personally launched what they called the Beyond the Border Initiative. This week, Obama administration officials will… Continue Reading

Scotty Greenwood Named Among “Top 100 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy”

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

MLA’s Scotty Greenwood has been named among “The Top 100 People Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy 2014” by The Hill Times’ Power & Influence magazine.  Ms. Greenwood and other honorees were selected as people who shape policy, and whose influence is reflected through impactful results.  Ms. Greenwood was previously named to the publication’s Embassy listing of the “Top 100 Most… Continue Reading

Scotty Greenwood to Speak at Canadian Chamber of Commerce International Trade Day 2014

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

MLA’s Scotty Greenwood will be speaking at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Day 2014: The Future of North American Competitiveness next week on May 14, 2014. From the program’s agenda: “Twenty years ago, the NAFTA created the world’s largest trading bloc. With a combined GDP of roughly $19 trillion USD, Canada, the United… Continue Reading

Can Beyond the Border help the 21st Century be the “North American Century?”

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Trade

By Andrew Shaw Last week, the Congressional Northern Borders Caucus held its kick-off event for the 113th Congress on the Beyond the Border (BTB) and Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) bilateral initiatives between the U.S. and Canada. The forum featured a diverse group of speakers, including Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, Department of Homeland… Continue Reading

With Congressional Inertia, President’s Scientific Advisors Offer Proposals for Addressing Climate Change

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Climate, Energy Policy, Legislation (Federal)

By Andrew Shaw On March 22nd, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (“Council”) released recommendations on how the Administration can address climate change in President Obama’s second term. The Council suggested that a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system would be a preferable policy for reducing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, but acknowledged that… Continue Reading

Aligning Standards: U.S., Canada Improve Regulatory Cooperation

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Trade

By Emma Rigby Late last month, the U.S. and Canadian governments delivered on a promise to publish a progress report on efforts made to date to reform cross-border regulations. As part of the joint initiative, “Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council,” (RCC), launched in 2011 by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the report… Continue Reading

“The End of the Beginning”: Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation On The Move

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

By Scotty Greenwood Earlier today, two members of the Board of the Canadian American Business Council along with officials from the federal governments of Canada and the U.S. addressed a Wilson Center Canada Institute audience on the progress to date of the bilateral Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) process. Michael Fitzpatrick of GE and Kelly Johnston of Campbell’s Soup… Continue Reading

PNWER: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Plays Host To Important Bi-National Forum

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations

By Colin Robertson This week, I’m excited to be attending the 22nd Annual Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, one of Canada fastest growing cities. (I was honored to receive PNWER’s “Hot Potato Award” this year for helping to increase collaboration between U.S. and Canada organizations and stakeholders.) Founded in 1991, PNWER is an important… Continue Reading

Promoting U.S.-Canada Trade: Georgia Takes the Lead

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Cross-border Investment, Governors, Trade

By Scotty Greenwood This week, the Governor of Georgia is promoting the state to its best customer and supplier –  Canada. Rollin Downs from our Canada-U.S. team is helping the Governor’s team with aspects of the trade mission, which is still underway, starting in Montreal and heading west each day, until finally reaching Alberta’s oil… Continue Reading

The Northern Tiger: What the U.S. Could Learn From Canada

Posted in Budget, Canada-U.S. Relations, Cross-border Investment, Energy Policy, Infrastructure, Transportation

By Colin Robertson Today, the Aspen Institute‘s program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century is releasing a timely new study focusing on how Canada has successfully addressed fiscal and competitiveness problems similar to those the U.S. is currently facing. With support from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) and authored by Jeremy Leonard, the report describes how… Continue Reading

Canada, the “Oil Curse,” and a Third Way on the Oil Sands?

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Energy Policy

By Andrew Shaw Last week Alberta Premier Alison Redford referenced the “oil curse” in a speech at the Wilson Center. The “Oil Curse,” or “resource curse,” is a theory that energy-rich countries perform worse economically for a variety of reasons, including a lack of economic diversification, and mismanagement and corruption by government and energy companies…. Continue Reading