KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2015-8-21

web-search-greyEvery 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.

This week’s articles begin with a piece containing positive news for regular crossers of borders between Canada, the US and Mexico; then move on to a recurring theme lately, an article with thoughts on the future of the Canadian dollar; and finally wrap up with a nice comparison of US and Canadian immigration policies.

Canada, Mexico and US Agree to North American Trusted Traveler Network ( – Traveling between the United States, Mexico and Canada is about to get much easier. The United States Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that it was joining forces with Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico to begin the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network…

Why the Canadian dollar’s drubbing could last a decade ( – The Canadian dollar has taken a beating over the past year, sinking to an 11-year low against the U.S. dollar in July. The currency has since extended its decline to break below 76 cents (U.S.). The loonie’s swoon has presumably been linked to the cratering price of oil, which prompted two rate cuts from the Bank of Canada in the first half of 2015, a period in which the economy likely suffered a technical recession…

U.S. and Canadian Immigration Policies: A Comparison ( – The immigration landscape of North America is constantly changing. Canada and the United States, to a large extent, followed parallel trajectories in the earlier parts of their immigration histories. Both countries initially drew principally on migrants from the British Isles and Europe, before expanding their catchment area to other regions of the world. Over time, however, Canadian and U.S. immigration policies have diverged in significant ways…

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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