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  • Commentary posted May 14, 2014 by Michaela Dodge Canadians deserve missile defences

    They share the world’s longest border, so it’s a darn good thing the United States and Canada have one of the best national security relationships in modern history. Their partnership has produced more than 2,500 defence agreements addressing everything from data sharing to free trade. Unfortunately, agreement is conspicuously absent on one vital issue: protecting…

  • Lecture posted May 15, 2014 by Michaela Dodge The U.S. Missile Defense Program: An Opportunity for Canadian International Leadership

    Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the vitally important subject of the importance of ballistic missile defense in the current security environment and on the benefits of ballistic missile defense cooperation between Canada and the United States. I would like to concentrate on the key issues that, in my judgment, the Canadian government should consider with…

  • Backgrounder posted February 19, 1992 by Edmund F. Haislmaier Problems in Paradise: Canadians Complain About Their Health Care System

    This report is currently available only in PDF format.…

  • WebMemo posted August 4, 2009 by Dean Lenuik, Jena Baker McNeill Shiprider Program Demonstrates U.S.-Canadian Cooperation

    On May 27, the U.S and Canada made the Integrated Maritime Security Operation pilot program--better known as "Shiprider"--permanent. This program is an example of the extensive and well-integrated marine defense relationship between the two countries. Extending the program will provide for a more efficient system of managing the shared U.S.-Canadian marine…

  • Testimony posted August 5, 2009 by David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D. The Youth PROMISE Act: Outside the Scope and Expertise of the Federal Government

    Before the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the United States House of Representatives Delivered July 15, 2009 Introduction My name is David Muhlhausen. I am Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation. I thank Chairman Bobby Scott, Ranking Member Louie Gohmert, and the…

  • WebMemo posted August 6, 2009 by James M. Roberts, Ray Walser, Ph.D. The North American Leaders Summit: Promoting Economic Freedom and Security

    On August 9-10, President Barack Obama will meet with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada at the fifth annual North American Leaders Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico. These leaders should focus attention on the strong ties binding North America: a shared commitment to democratic values, free markets, and expanding trade…

  • WebMemo posted September 4, 2009 by James Sherk Why Organized Labor Supports Government Health Care

    Unions strongly support President Obama's health care reform, which includes a plan for a government-run "public option" that would crowd out private health insurance. Labor publicly argues that the current health care system serves Americans poorly. However, unions also have self-interested motives for promoting government-run health care: The legislation…

  • Backgrounder posted November 8, 2010 by Mark Milke School Choice in Canada: Lessons for America

    Abstract: In Canada, the province of Alberta has long encouraged school choice. Historically, Alberta has had two school systems between which parents may choose: the “public” system and a “separate” system. Other Alberta choices include charter, private, and French-language schools. Homeschooling is encouraged and supported by the provincial government, and “blended”…

  • WebMemo posted January 13, 2010 by James M. Roberts, Ray Walser, Ph.D. American Leadership Necessary to Assist Haiti After Devastating Earthquake

    America’s response thus far to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12 has been far too mute, creating an unexpected vacuum of leadership in a critical region. Haiti is the most impoverished nation of the Americas. The government under President Réne Préval is weak and literally now in shambles. Cuba and Venezuela, already intent on minimizing U.S.…

  • News Releases on January 20, 2010 North America Leads World in Economic Freedom, 2010 Index Finds

    WASHINGTON, JAN. 20, 2010--North America is the world leader in economic freedom, with two of its three countries listed among the 10 freest in the 2010 "Index of Economic Freedom," published annually by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation. Canada enjoyed the highest ranking within the region and finished seventh in the world, while the United States…

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  • Issue Brief posted March 9, 2016 by David Inserra, Nicolas Loris U.S.–Canadian Summit: Issues to Watch

    Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau will visit President Obama on March 10 for a state dinner. This will be the first state visit by a Canadian prime minister to the U.S. in 19 years. As such, it is an important opportunity for both leaders to further deepen the strong relationship between Canada and the U.S. The two nations have collaborated on many issues in the…

  • Backgrounder posted June 16, 2014 by Michaela Dodge Why Canada Should Join the U.S. Missile Defense Program: Ballistic Missiles Threaten Both Countries

    Canada and the United States have shared a special relationship for decades. Cooperation between these neighbors has resulted in one of the most successful international partnerships in history. A significant amount of this relationship has involved security cooperation, with Canada participating in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Despite the many…

  • Lecture posted May 15, 2014 by Michaela Dodge The U.S. Missile Defense Program: An Opportunity for Canadian International Leadership

    Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the vitally important subject of the importance of ballistic missile defense in the current security environment and on the benefits of ballistic missile defense cooperation between Canada and the United States. I would like to concentrate on the key issues that, in my judgment, the Canadian government should consider with…

  • Backgrounder posted June 17, 2013 by Jessica Zuckerman, Bryan Riley, David Inserra Beyond the Border: U.S. and Canada Expand Partnership in Trade and Security

    In December 2011, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released the Beyond the Border Action Plan. The plan—part of the Beyond the Border strategy announced earlier that year—offers a cooperative strategy and joint vision intended to boost security and facilitate the flow of goods and people between the two nations. With the economies,…

  • Issue Brief posted July 26, 2012 by Derek Scissors, Ph.D., Dean Cheng China Buys Canadian Energy: Lessons for the U.S.

    China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) this week offered to buy Canada’s Nexen, Inc., for $15 billion. Nexen’s board is recommending the bid to shareholders. If completed, this would be the single largest acquisition that Chinese companies have made in the outward investment splurge that started in 2005. It raises a series of issues for American policymakers to…

  • Issue Brief posted June 22, 2012 by Luke Coffey NATO in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities

    The Arctic region is becoming increasingly important for a number of geostrategic reasons. Thawing ice allows lucrative shipping lanes to open and increases the possibility of natural resource exploration. Since four of the five Arctic littoral countries, in addition to Iceland, are also members of NATO, the alliance cannot afford to ignore the Arctic. The U.S.…

  • WebMemo posted December 16, 2011 by Jessica Zuckerman Beyond the Border: Enhancing Security and Improving Trade Between the United States and Canada

    On December 7, President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released the “Beyond the Border Action Plan.” Following on a declaration issued by both nations’ leaders in February, the action plan lays out a joint vision to enhance security and accelerate the flow of people and goods between the two nations. Already, the United States and Canada cooperate…

  • Backgrounder posted March 28, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Sally McNamara, Richard Weitz, Ph.D. EUCOM Should Lead U.S. Combatant Commands in Defense of National Interests in the Arctic

    Abstract: Eight countries hold vast territories in the Arctic: the United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, Denmark (via Greenland), Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. All eight countries are positioning themselves to protect their sovereignty, defend their competing territorial claims, and develop significant natural resources. Future disputes could involve shipping routes,…

  • WebMemo posted January 12, 2011 by David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D. Three Policy Changes to Help with Gasoline Prices

    Must it always be opposite day in Washington? Petroleum and gasoline prices are surging while the Obama Administration and its allies seem intent on making things worse. Instead of taking actions to increase supplies of petroleum and gasoline, the Administration pursues policies to restrict U.S. access to its own petroleum, ban imports of vast quantities of Canadian oil,…

  • Backgrounder posted November 8, 2010 by Mark Milke School Choice in Canada: Lessons for America

    Abstract: In Canada, the province of Alberta has long encouraged school choice. Historically, Alberta has had two school systems between which parents may choose: the “public” system and a “separate” system. Other Alberta choices include charter, private, and French-language schools. Homeschooling is encouraged and supported by the provincial government, and “blended”…

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