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beyond the border

Workers and industry face enormous regulatory burden when trying to move people back and forth between Canada and the United States for economic purposes. A workforce that is mobile, highly-trained and competitive with the rest of the world is a necessity in the new world economy. Why wouldn't our two governments facilitate the movement of skilled workers to work on major projects in both countries and help manufacturing (or technology) giants get the talent they need where they need it?
Canada is faced with finding 300,000 or so skilled workers to meet economic demand and retirements over the next 10 years. I can think of no better source country for skilled workers than the United States while we are busy training our young people and refocusing our education system
Think of the U.S.-Canada economic relationship as a hockey game (remember hockey? Sigh.) In the first year, despite the distractions posed by the 2012 elections and a series of U.S. budget battles, the governments of Canada and the United States have made a strong start on improving border and regulatory cooperation.
OTTAWA — In the wake of one of the largest food recalls in Canadian history — which began when U.S. inspectors stopped a
OTTAWA — The federal government should not to hand over the private information of Canadian citizens to U.S. authorities
Americans are now committed to an agreement in principle that points in the right direction. It is now our responsibility to make sure we move from pretty words to a workable border regime. Our continental competitiveness and prosperity depend on it.
Frustrated air travellers could get a break when Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama ink a border deal
OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy advocates are raising alarm bells that a new border pact with the U.S. could lead to public health
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is at the White House today to announce the details of a long-awaited border security agreement