Canada

Foreign Affairs Article

NAFTA's Unfinished Business

Author: Michael Wilson

In 1992, when Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sat down with Mexican President Carlos Salinas and U.S. President George H. W. Bush to sign the North American Free Trade Agreement, free trade was still a matter of fierce national debate in Canadian politics.

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Interview

Canada's Security Agenda

Rear Admiral David Gardam interviewed by Toni Johnson

Canada's military is managing its role in Afghanistan against new security concerns in the Arctic, and is looking to increase its capacity in an age when other NATO countries are cutting back on spending, says Canadian Rear Admiral David Gardam.

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Primary Sources

U.S.-Canada "Beyond the Border" Action Plan, December 2011

This U.S.-Canada "Beyond the Border" action plan was released in December 2011. The White House press release states,

"The BTB Action Plan sets out joint priorities for achieving a new long-term security partnership in four key areas, guided by mutual respect for sovereignty and our separate constitutional and legal frameworks that protect individual privacy:

• addressing threats early;
• promoting trade facilitation, economic growth, and jobs;
• strengthening cross-border law enforcement; and
• protecting shared critical infrastructure, including enhancing continental and global cybersecurity."

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Video

Our Common Cause and Shared Responsibility

Speaker: Lawrence Cannon
Presider: G. Richard Thoman

Lawrence Cannon, Canadian minister of foreign affairs, examines how the new economic goals set forth by President Obama can be realized in Canada and how both countries continue to work together in addressing issues abroad and trans-nationally.

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Must Read

WSJ: Our Agenda for the G-20

Authors: Timothy F. Geithner and Lawrence Summers

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers take a look at the Obama administration's agenda for the G-20 Summit in Toronto on June 26 and 27.

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