Tag: Canada

Roadcheck 2008 begins today

The annual three-day inspection blitz known as Roadcheck takes place this week at more than 1,000 inspection locations at weigh stations and roadside checkpoints across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The annual event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is Tuesday through Thursday, June 3-5, and will involve tens of thousands of inspections by

NAFTA for Dummies

The North American Free Trade Agreement has become a hot topic in the presidential campaign, with Democrats blaming it for lost jobs and Republicans praising it for boosting exports. Who’s right?

Candidates pander to the electorate over NAFTA

After the vote tallies are in from today’s primary elections in Texas and Ohio, the presidential candidates should stop talking about gutting international trade treaties. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement when campaigning in Texas but promised Ohio voters that they would force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate

Smuggling nukes through Canada easier than Mexico

OTTAWA — On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, a silver SUV stopped on a dirt road along the Canada-U.S. border and a man in a windbreaker and jeans emerged toting a gym bag containing four small canisters of weapons-grade uranium. He walked about eight meters through a scrub field, past a stone obelisk marking the international