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Canadian Natural Gas & Washington State, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Canadian Natural Gas & Washington State, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This report examines the natural gas relationship between Canada and Washington State, emphasizing the regulatory and economic changes that have influenced past availability of this energy source, and identifying some future challenges.


Immigration Near The Washington-Bc Border, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Immigration Near The Washington-Bc Border, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

There are social and economic consequences associated with integration of immigrants, particularly when immigration occurs at a rapid pace, as has been the case in the Pacific Northwest. An understanding of underlying trends can be useful to policy-makers. This report examines recent trends in immigration near the Washington—British Columbia border, with a particular emphasis upon Whatcom County and the Lower Fraser Valley.


Governance Of Canadian And American Ports, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Governance Of Canadian And American Ports, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This article discusses differences in the governance of seaports within the U.S. and Canada, with particular emphasis upon ports located on the Georgia Basin – Puget Sound waterway shared by the State of Washington and the Province of British Columbia. The article reveals how regulatory contexts affect the ability of ports to compete within and outside the region and concludes with an assessment of the advantages of regional port cooperation.


Explaining The Decline In Border Crossings Since 1990, Border Policy Research Institute, Hart Hodges Jan 2006

Explaining The Decline In Border Crossings Since 1990, Border Policy Research Institute, Hart Hodges

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

For many years it was believed that the US-Canada exchange rate was the dominant factor affecting the number of Canadians driving south to visit Washington State. When the Canadian dollar was strong in the early 1990s, border crossing were high. The Canadian dollar weakened relative to the US dollar in the mid and late 1990s, and border crossings likewise fell. However, when the Canadian dollar began to strengthen in 2003, border crossings did not increase as expected. While a number of possible reasons have been suggested, most attention has been given to increased border security in the wake of 9 ...


Pnwer Regional Economic Trends 1990 - 2005, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Pnwer Regional Economic Trends 1990 - 2005, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) is a regional planning and facilitation organization established in 1991 to deal with transboundary policy and planning in the Pacific Northwest. The eight member jurisdictions are: the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska; the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia; the Yukon Territory.


Overview Of The Perimeter Clearance Paradigm, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Overview Of The Perimeter Clearance Paradigm, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This article discusses the perimeter clearance paradigm (“PC Paradigm” hereafter), with emphasis upon how the paradigm relates to current and proposed U.S. and Canadian border-control programs and policies.


Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

On January 1, 2008, U.S. legislation known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will become effective at land ports-of-entry on the Canadian border. On that date, all persons entering the U.S. must possess either a passport or another federally-approved form of secure documentation, whereas at present, Canadian and American citizens crossing into the U.S. are able to rely upon documents such as a driver’s license and birth certificate.


The Impacts Of 9/11 On Canada - U.S. Trade, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer Jan 2006

The Impacts Of 9/11 On Canada - U.S. Trade, Steven Globerman, Paul Storer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have had profound global economic and political effects. One consequence of the tragedy is heightened security concerns surrounding the movement of goods and people across international borders that, in turn, have raised the prospects of substantial disruptions of international trade. Within the Canada-U.S. context, numerous observers have identified increased regulations and intensified inspection procedures at the Canada-U.S. border as contributing to significantly higher shipping costs and shipment delays. The higher costs and associated disruptions to commercial shipments might be inferred to discourage growth of trade between the two ...


2010 Olympics Spillover Into Washington, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2006

2010 Olympics Spillover Into Washington, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, 30 miles north of the Canada – U.S. border. Vancouver is the northern terminus of a highway corridor that extends south to nearby cities in Washington State, including Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, and Seattle. Based upon existing analyses and data, together with knowledge gained from prior Olympic games, this report discusses certain cross-border Olympics-related impacts that could occur along that corridor. The report focuses upon the period immediately surrounding the games, but includes brief comments regarding pre– and post-games effects.