KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2012-12-21

Every week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

Border deal just part of agenda in “make or break” year (www.theglobeandmail.com) – Few paid any attention on Friday to the one-year report card on the new Canada-U.S. border agreement. The terrible shootings at Newtown understandably shoved everything else aside. That report shows the Harper government and the Obama administration still struggling to fulfill the promise of the Beyond the Border agreement on travel, trade and security…

Finance minister put CPP reform back on the agenda (www.theglobeandmail.com) – Canada’s finance ministers have announced a “way forward” on expanding the Canada Pension Plan, but put off any decisions until June to make sure the economy survives a potentially rocky few months. With uncertainty over the so-called fiscal-cliff negotiations in the United States and the unstable economic picture in Europe, finance ministers emerged from two days of meetings saying they need a little bit more time on pension reform…

The loonie’s dark secret: Canada’s dollar coin is a hidden tax (www.nationalpost.com) – Last month, as they prepared to deal a final deathblow to the U.S. one-dollar banknote, a United States congressional committee called in Royal Canadian Mint CEO Beverley Lepine to give her account of one of the world’s most famous dollar coins. A quarter century after its launch, more than 70% of Canadians see the loonie as a “recognizable symbol of Canada,” she said. Of those, she added, many even consider it “a national icon equal to the beaver and the maple leaf.”…

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