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American expat profile: From U.S. draft resister to Canadian bureaucrat
June 12, 2009 – 8:22 am | Comments Off
American expat profile: From U.S. draft resister to Canadian bureaucrat

In the 1960s and ‘70s, dur­ing the Vietnam War, some­where between 30,000 and 40,000 Americans came to Canada to escape the draft — and many of them stayed. The New York Times recently pro­filed one …

Marketing Canada to Americans
April 27, 2009 – 8:26 am | Comments Off
Marketing Canada to Americans

Canada — com­ing soon to a chan­nel near you!

The Canadian gov­ern­ment “has hired two for­mer White House spokes­men to pitch Canada’s image to major American media out­lets,” accord­ing to the Globe and Mail:

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March 26, 2009 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off
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It is a real bor­der, and we need to address it as a real border.”

That’s what U.S. Homeland Security Janet Napolitano insisted about the U.S.-Canadian bor­der at a Washington, D.C. con­fer­ence on …

George Bush in Canada — Not the Obama love-​​in…
March 18, 2009 – 1:39 pm | Comments Off
George Bush in Canada — Not the Obama love-​​in…

Former President George W. Bush kicked off his post-​​presidential speak­ing career in Canada yes­ter­day — at a $400-​​a-​​plate lunch in Calgary.

Although the Calgary Herald reported that his speech was warmly received, roughly 200 pro­test­ers

Should U.S. look to Canadian banks’ example?
March 2, 2009 – 10:52 am | Comments Off
Should U.S. look to Canadian banks’ example?

Should the Canadian bank­ing sys­tem be the model for a restruc­tured finan­cial sys­tem in the United States? Yes, argues Canadian jour­nal­ist Theresa Tedesco in “The Great Solvent North,” her recent Op-​​Ed piece …