Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date



Economic Relationships, Governance


On April 29, the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University hosted a conference, Bridging Distances: Past and Future Perspectives on Canada-US Relations, to mark the program’s 40th anniversary.* Participating scholars and practitioners were asked to comment on future trends, opportunities and challenges in the relationship. Plenary remarks were given by Ian Brodie, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Harper, and the luncheon address was delivered by David Emerson, chair of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada and former minister in two governments. Panelists were convened to discuss issues covering the following areas: • Both Sides Now: Parallel Lines Across Binational Pasts • Border Tensions-Trade Mobility and Security • Contending Perspectives, Energy and the Environment • The US in a Shifting World: How Canada Fits It. This Brief discusses ideas about the border that surfaced in the conference presentations and discussions.




3 - Summer

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

United States--Boundaries--Canada; Canada--Boundaries--United States

Geographic Coverage

United States; Canada


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