KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2016-9-9

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Two articles are brought into focus this week. The first article comes direct from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and offers insight into an issue KeatsConnelly has long kept an eye on, the Windfall Elimination Provision. The second articles provides thoughts on assistance in helping Canadian businesses hoping to enter the US market.

The WEP is Unfair – and Here’s Why ( – Americans across the country pay into Social Security and expect to receive the benefits they have earned when they retire. Unfortunately, because of a well-intended but flawed policy known as the Windfall Elimination Provision, or the WEP, some workers — specifically teachers, firefighters, police officers and others who have paid into Social Security for part of their careers but not all of it — are not treated fairly…

Help for Canadian companies eyeing the U.S. ( – As a native of Oshawa, Ont., now living in the United States, Chris Jacobs knows a thing or two about cross-border relations. In addition to being the principal of Portional, a leadership consultancy focused on marketing and business development, the dual citizen is also one of four managing partners with Opportunity Northwest, a Bellingham, Wash.-based consultancy that specializes in helping Canadian businesses expand or relocate south of the border, especially to the Pacific Northwest…

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

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