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Natural Resources in U.S.-Canadian Relations

The Evolution of Policies and Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Carl E. Beigie


388 pages

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The combined efforts of the World Peace Foundation, the C. D. Howe Research Institute, and the Centre Québécois de Relations Internationales have culminated in a comprehensive three-volume study of critical U.S.-Canadian resource issues. Motivated initially by the tensions of the mid-1970s and by U.S. concern about the actions of its major non-energy resource supplier, Canada, the study grew to examine bilateral resource issues from a long-term perspective. The first volume traces the background of the U.S.-Canadian resource connection, analyzes the evolution of resource policies and processes in the two countries, and introduces the domestic and bilateral policy issues that have emerged regarding natural resource development and trade. Contributors examine the possibility that Canada might seek to exploit its resource position by taking actions detrimental to U.S. interests. Volume II, Patterns and Trends in Resource Supplies and Policies, presents detailed case studies of nine specific resources of interest to both countries. Volume III, Perspectives, Prospects, and Policy Options, examines the resource sector from the perspectives of corporate investors, workers, and environmentalists and concludes with a review of policy options and prospects for the bilateral relationship.

Table of Contents

Other Volumes -- Preface -- An Introductory Overview -- The Resource Sectors of the United States and Canada: An Overview -- Continuity and Change in the U.S. Decision-Making Process in Raw Materials -- U.S. Resource Policy: Canadian Connections -- Mineral Resources in the Canadian Economy: Macro-Economic Implications -- The Process of Making Mineral Resource Policy in Canada -- The Evolution of Canadian Federal Mineral Policies -- Forces Underlying the Evolution of Natural Resource Policies in Quebec -- Natural Resources, Economic Development, and U.S.-Canadian Relations: A Western Canadian Perspective -- Lessons from Bilateral Trade in Energy Resources -- What Are the Issues?

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