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Now for the Hard Part

Now for the Hard Part

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Published by: CBCPolitics on Feb 03, 2011
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‘Now for the Hard Part’: A User’s Guide to Renewing theCanadian-American Partnership
Colin Robertson
| February 2011
Strategic Studies Working Group
Against the backdrop of Canada-US relations since the Free Trade Agreement, thispaper argues that with the gains of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement and theNAFTA realized, creating new jobs and sustained growth will require boldness andinitiative. It will oblige in-tandem progress on a common security perimeter, arationalized regulatory regime that reduces red tape and a compatible approach to thestewardship and development of resources. The paper lays out a plan for action on‘getting it done’ and offers ten lessons based on practical experience of working inWashington and throughout the US. A Background Document (to be published shortly)gives historical context and includes a bibliographic survey of the various and variedideas on our complicated and complex relationship.
‘Now for the Hard Part’: Renewing the Canadian-American Partnership
Synopsis‘A Partnership for Smart Growth and Jobs’: What the Deal Might Look LikeScoping The Deal: A Three Legged Stool
‘Neighbourhood Watch’Jobs and growthStewardship of our ‘commons’
‘Getting it Done’: Lessons on Doing Business in Washington and America
First Lesson: Understand the American SystemSecond Lesson: Know your ‘Ask’ and Frame it as an American IssueThird Lesson: All Politics is LocalFourth Lesson: ‘Think Big’ and Play by American RulesFifth Lesson: It Starts with Trust and RelationshipsSixth Lesson: Bringing Value to the TableSeventh Lesson: Institutions WorkEighth Lesson: Canada Inc.Ninth Lesson: A Permanent CampaignTenth Lesson: Tending the Garden
Then and NowAuthor’s NoteAbout the Author

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