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Deep Integration with the US: Who'll Stop That Train?
Earlier in June a group of high-ranking business executives met in St. John, New Brunswick, to discuss the economic integration of the Maritime provinces with the New England states.


LAA signs agreement with Canadian investor
Glen Smith, Chairman of the Louisiana Airport Authority, announced Tuesday the signing of the cooperative endeavor agreement between LAA and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), a wholly owned crown corporation of the Government of Canada.


Top court won't review environmental impact of oilsands project
Air pollution from the plants blows into Saskatchewan, and the Athabasca River, into which oilsands companies pour waste water, drains north into the Northwest Territories.


Construction association lobbies Harper to loosen immigration laws
Canada will need up to 190,000 workers to fill jobs across the country, the association said.

(I'm all for this as long as they do what they say and pay these workers the same rates as the Canadian worker. The sad truth is, that is not usually the case. They work long hours, for less pay, and that also leads to Canadian's losing out on work. A_R)

FEMA muzzling La. trailer-park residents
Residents of trailer parks set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house hurricane victims in Louisiana aren't allowed to talk to the press without an official escort, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported.
In one instance, a security guard ordered an Advocate reporter out of a trailer during an interview in Morgan City. Similar FEMA rules were enforced in Davant, in Plaquemines Parish.
FEMA spokeswoman Rachel Rodi wouldn't say whether the security guards' actions complied with FEMA policy, saying the matter was being reviewed. But she confirmed that FEMA does not allow the news media to speak alone to residents in their trailers.

(Excuse me? These are American citizens and have the FREEDOM to speak with who they wish! A_R)

Punish Spying? I Must be Abroad
I'm in Tokyo this summer, and the daily newspapers here are reporting that South Korea is confronting a similar surveillance scandal. There are interesting similarities, and differences, in how the two countries are dealing with the problem of official snooping.
Earlier this week, two former heads of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, or NIS, were sentenced in connection with an illegal wiretapping scheme that extended from the 1990s until 2002.


Millenium Awarded Third Payload Contract from Canadian Space Agency
Enhanced OSTEO(TM) mini lab allows for the automated study of astronaut bone loss in space -

(1.72 million for a study of bone loss in space?? A_R)

MAN ACCUSED OF POSING AS FEDERAL AGENT AT IDAHO BORDER CROSSING
Federal court records say the 55-year-old man asked agents at the Eastport border crossing if he could store his gun there on July ninth while he went on vacation in Canada. He showed credentials indicating he was with the "United States Special Response Department Anti-Terrorism Unit."


TransCanada steps up fight for pipeline rights
TransCanada Pipelines vows to fight for the right to build the Canadian section of the proposed Alaska Highway natural gas pipeline if Alaska and the producers insist on owning it, spokesperson Jennifer Varey says.


DEVILS LAKE: Commission receives revised outlet complaint
Environmental groups in the United States and Canada have submitted a new request to a North American Free Trade Agreement commission to investigate the Devils Lake outlet.
The Montreal-based Commission for Environmental Cooperation last month rejected the initial request, saying it did not meet the proper criteria. The commission, however, following normal procedure, gave the groups 30 days to submit another request.


Canada's Dodge Says IMF Must Adjust Quotas Quickly
Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge said the International Monetary Fund must act with ``urgency'' to give China and other countries more say and help resolve global imbalances.


FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES LEAD TO FINE
Between April 10, 2003, and January 25, 2005, Arabsky submitted 31 falsified certificates of analysis to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for poultry being exported to South Africa. The certificates of analysis, which are required by the CFIA before export certificates are authorized, falsely stated that the poultry products had been tested for Salmonella enteriditis and Salmonella typhimurium.