U.S.: Canada's China trade policy weak

U.S.: Canada's China trade policy weak

OTTAWA, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. diplomatic note leaked Wednesday said Canada's business courtship of China in 2007 "resulted in no apparent deliverables," but good press.

Insulin mistakenly given at flu clinic

WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Insulin kept in a Wellesley, Mass., elementary school mistakenly was given to six staff members during a H1N1 flu clinic, authorities said.

Wilkins: U.S.-Canada relations improving

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins says the administration of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been good for relations between the two countries.

Canada, U.S. frosty over N.W. Passage

OTTAWA, April 4 (UPI) -- Global warming is leading to chilled relations between Canada and the United States over accessibility to the thawing Northwest Passage.

Canada, United States clash over Arctic

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The United States says it won't budge on its refusal to recognize Canada's claim to sovereignty over Arctic waters.

Canadian PM Martin talks nationalist

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Campaigning Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin says he's not afraid to rankle the United States in trade disputes and said he won't be dictated to.

U.S., Canada harden positions on softwood

OTTAWA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Washington says its dispute with Ottawa over imports of Canadian softwood can only be settled by negotiation.
David Wilkins

David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U. S. Ambassador to Canada during the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to the appointment, he practiced law for 30 years while serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives for 25 of those years. He was speaker of the South Carolina House for 11 years. Wilkins presently chairs the public policy and international law practice department of a large South Carolina law firm.

A life-long resident of South Carolina, Wilkins graduated from Greenville High School, attended Clemson University on a tennis scholarship, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in 1968. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina and then served in the Army as a first lieutenant. In the early 1970s, he returned to Greenville, where he and his wife, Susan, raised their two sons.

Wilkins, a Republican, was first elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1980. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Democratically-controlled House, serving six years as chairman of the Judiciary Committee and two years as speaker pro tem before being elected speaker, a position he held for 11 years. He was the first Republican to elected speaker of any legislative body in the South since Reconstruction and when he retired on June 2, 2005, he was the third longest serving speaker in South Carolina history.

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