Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time to tackle the border problem
Another voice for a proactive Canadian approach toward an expanded U.S. security perimeter: economist Patrick Grady shares today in his National Post op-ed piece, "Mr. Obama, tear down that border". The substantial economic challenges the North American economy faces will not be met by grand speeches and colossal public expenditure. A concerted effort to frame the politics of an integrated North American economy should be a top priority. A good starting point is the Canada-U.S. border. There is much at stake for both economies if trans-border inefficiencies continue to hamper trade. Many politicians recognize this - but few are committed and forceful enough to take on this issue. It is time an inspired voice come to the fore.