Restless Neighbours

Trevor J. Adams

No one was surprised when the United States responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks by locking down security wherever people and commerce move. In an interview with Business Voice just after the attacks, Brian Lee Crowley, president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, said “If there’s going to be a North American (security) perimeter, we must be on the inside.” Now, three years later, Business Voice returns to the Canada-U.S. relationship in this cover story and discovers that Canada is increasingly “inside the perimeter” and that things are not as gloomy as many think. Read this piece to see how the concepts underpinning Atlantica: geography, economic trends and trade patterns; common problems and experiences; and politics, are having a positive impact as this region copes with a new reality.