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North Americans now overwhelmingly support NAFTA, so why can't their governments move toward further integration?
The North American Free Trade Agreement created more jobs for Mexicans, but it was only a start.

The State of the Union (SOTU) address can be considered an institutionalized “bully pulpit” for the President of the United States. As expected, the President forcefully made his case for new proposals to Congress before a primetime television audience.

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives released a long-awaited list of standards on immigration reform legislation on Thursday. The announcement comes seven months after the Senate approved its own comprehensive bill that stalled in the House.

Mexico's potential energy boom represents an important opportunity for Canada as Canadian companies will be looking to invest in oil, gas and power generation, depending on the attractiveness of the opportunity.

A different way to look at resource and waste management.
Can green policies survive across municipal administrations?

U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman announced today in Davos that the United States would join others including China, Canada, the EU, and Japan to negotiate freer global trade in environmental goods.  An economic sector estimated at over $950 billion annually, the market for such products is already significant and it is only expected to grow. 

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal privacy review board, has concluded that the National Security Agency (NSA)’s phone call record collection program is illegal and should be discontinued.

The IDB tackles climate change at the municipal level.

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