Category Archives: Canadian Trade

Canada’s consul general encourages Missourians to look north

Even as he was growing up in Canada’s capital city, one aspect of Missouri was present throughout Roy Norton’s early life: the St. Louis Cardinals were always Norton’s father’s favorite baseball team. “At home, we were conscious of St. Louis in a way that there was no other reason for me to be as a Canadian,” says Norton. Today, Norton

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Railroad Ties — North American train passages converge in Missouri

A major hub for North American trade sits in the river bottoms near downtown Kansas City. Here, the sprawling Knoche Yard accommodates long rows of engines and rail freight. Some trains are reconfiguring their rail cars as they continue their routes from city to city. And south of Kansas City, at the site of a former Air Force base, containers

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Commentary: Missouri Should Consider the Canadian Market First

  The United States shares more than the longest border—a whopping, unfortified 5,525 miles—with Canada. The United States and Canada also share a common language and heritage and similar consumer tastes and preferences. Canada is Missouri’s number one trading partner for a number of reasons: close proximity, no barrier oceans to cross, excellent highway and rail systems on both sides

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Mizzou’s Canadian Studies Program highlights close ties

University of Missouri Economics Professor Thomas Johnson gets a variety of answers when he quizzes his students about the origin of oil imports to the United States. Many students guess that Middle Eastern countries, such as Saudi Arabia, provide the largest share, but they’re wrong. “Rarely would they guess Canada, but that’s the reality,” Johnson says. While Missourians regularly underestimate

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Courting Pacific Trade on Canada’s West Coast

PRINCE RUPERT, BC—Crossing Prince Rupert Harbor, the first visible locals aren’t people. Rather, they’re boats. It starts with the Digby Island Ferry—the only route into town from the local airport, which is built on an island. Next are the trawlers, tied closer to shore, used by generations of residents who made their living in Prince Rupert’s historic fishing industry. Then

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