Tag Archives: Canada-US relations

Perimeter security deal threatens Canadians’ privacy

The Rideau Institute has released a new report that provides a critique of the recently announced Shared Vision Declaration between Canada and the United States. The report, called Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness and written by former Foreign Service officer and CIA liaison Gar Pardy, examines the threat […]

NORAD role to expand?

Last week’s perimeter security talks between Prime Minister Harper and President Obama included an interesting proposal of expanding NORAD to cover land and sea operations. The proposed new deal would integrate Canada-U.S. command structures, headquarters, and operations with regards to continental security. (John Ivison, “NORAD could be expanded to land and sea,” The National Post, […]

Steven Staples addresses the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Canada-US relations

On March 11, 2009 Steven Staples of Ceasefire.ca and the Rideau Institute appeared before the Standing Committe of Foreign Affairs and International Development on the topic of Canada-US relations.  He advocated for the enhancement of space security and supported nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.  View the transcript of the debate or read his remarks below: Members of the Committee, Ladies and Gentleman: […]