Canada US Relations

Canada's Washington Makeover Since Harper Took Power

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - An unusual phenomenon has transpired in the United States Congress when it comes to mentions of Canada.In fact, it's more like two phenom...

A Christmas Card to Canada, Love From America

Mark Moore | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark Moore

So thank you Canada. No one elected me to speak for the Americans, but I decided to do it anyway. Thanks for being such a good neighbor! I am talking about the less public things for which we owe you thanks. You have a big heart. And you are generous. We and the world keep eating at your house. You really are so nice.Thanks for that!

Harper On Obama's Climate-Change Plan: Been There, Done That

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is responding to U.S. President Barack Obama's latest climate-change action plan with a shrug: been there, done that.B...

Canada May Sue U.S. Over Keystone

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Business

As the U.S. Senate inches closer to a vote that could force the White House to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline, Canada may use the North Amer...

Latest Hot Trend In Washington? Dissing NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - There's been lots of talk this week from the U.S. administration about NAFTA's shortcomings and the ways it can be fixed.Make no mistake:...

Time To Look Beyond Obama: Ex-Cabinet Minister

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's high time Canada started looking beyond the Obama era if it wants to push economic integration with the United States to a new level, sa...

Awkward?

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government says it won't be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone pipeline, suggesting Friday that the ongo...

Baird To Obama: Make Up Your Mind

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - In an attempt to press the Obama administration on its own turf, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the first day of a Washington v...

Ambassador Pick Touts Family Ties To Canada

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - It's probably not the worst sign for an aspiring American diplomat when his congressional grilling ends with Santa Claus jokes.The would-...

We're Drifting Further Apart: Poll

CBC | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, fewer Canadians say the U.S. and Canada should move towards closer cooperation on nation...

Strained Relationship To Get Worse?

CBC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Politics

The strained relationship between Canada and the United States over energy policy is likely to get worse before it gets better, with a decision on Key...

American Cops in Canada: Where is the National Debate?

Sean Casey | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Sean Casey

Armed American police officers will now be able to stop Canadians, in Canada, inspecting, checking and asking questions. The Conservatives will tell us that an armed American cop in Canada is all about trade, jobs and security, not sovereignty. If this is true, then can we not expect to see Mounties stopping Americans on the Buffalo side? I don't believe Canadians want American police operating and carrying guns in Canada. It's just not right. Harper did promise though that when he's done, we won't recognize Canada. Perhaps we can all reminiscence about that when stopped and questioned by an American police officer, in our own country.

Should U.S. Cops Working Here Be Exempt From Canadian Laws?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United States wants its police officers to be exempt from Canadian law if they agree to take part in a highly touted cross-border policin...

Americans Are Clueless About Canada -- and Other Countries, Too

Bill Mann | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Bill Mann

Americans could learn a lot from Canada -- but they don't have a clue. And they don't want to. When I first moved to northern Washington state and began covering Canada for Dow Jones' U.S. business site MarketWatch.com, I spoke at a local Rotary Club. The members were mostly college graduates and business leaders. I gave a quiz about Canada to the Rotarians, who share a Rotary district with B.C. I asked: What's the capital of Canada? Maybe half the members knew. OK, who is Canada's Prime Minister? Even fewer hands went up. Many Americans don't just have their heads up their butts; they also seem to enjoy the view.

What I Would Change About Canada's Location

Noah Richler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Noah Richler

2013-06-23-blog_canada_day_v02.gif If I were able, I would change the map. There are a few options here, but for any of these we'd no longer be sitting on top of the United States and, as we are constantly told is the case, we'd not see ourselves as huddled along the border -- crouching almost.

Border Deal Won't Be Driven 'Into The Ditch,' Ambassador Says

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Canada-U.S. border co-operation under the much-ballyhooed Beyond the Border initiatives will not be derailed by the brawl that's erupted ...

Paul Cellucci: A Forthright Friend of Canada

Christopher Sands | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

News that former Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Argeo Paul Cellucci has died on Saturday following a brief and courageously public battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, called to mind the legacy of a man I came to know through his passion for Canada.

WATCH: What Makes Canada Different From U.S.? Not Much, Says Mike Lipkin

Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Business

As President of Environics/Lipkin, Mike Lipkin spends much of his time and energy answering questions about Canada's identity and its place in the wor...

Mulcair Dared To Talk Keystone In Washington

CBC | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair suggested Tuesday he would rather see Canada build a pipeline to carry crude from the west to the east than extend the ...

U.S. To Canada: Brace For Border Pain

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Janet Napolitano, the Obama administration's homeland security chief, warned Tuesday that the looming array of U.S. spending cuts known a...

Five Things Canadians Just Don't Get About Americans (and Vice-Versa)

Robert Waite | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Americans are mystified by the Canadian obsession with Kraft Dinner. According to Sasha Chapman, Canadians consume 3.2 boxes of the powdered cheese and noodle concoction each year -- 55 percent more than Americans do. It's bigger than poutine.

Who's the Better Bedmate: China or the U.S.?

Claude Laferrière | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business
Claude Laferrière

The perception is that Canada-U.S. relations are piling up with potential court cases and chilling diplomacy. Ignoring or bullying our closest friend and ally to improve our trade with China knowing their political environment and economic system seems quite risky. Does it worth failing our friendship with the U.S.?

Working Hard, Not Hardly Working

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new poll indicates a majority of Canadians feel Canada is taking an effective approach to its relations with the U.S. and that Prime Minist...

Althia Raj

Does Ottawa Have A Horse In U.S. Election?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is unsure whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be a better partner for Canada than U.S. Pre...

Hey America: You Don't Look So Great from Up Here

Peter Behrens | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Behrens

Living alongside you these days and listening to the contenders in your Republican primaries is like overhearing a crazy family from the Maine backwoods in a loud, weird squabble at the Bangor Mall: everyone threatening, gesticulating, talking trash. Get it together, America.