US Canada Relations

Latest Hot Trend In Washington? Dissing NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | 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:...

A 'Mini Trade War' With U.S.?

National Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Stephen Harper sounded like the mouse that roared when he said he "won't take no for an answer" over President Barack Obama's pending decision on the ...

9 Times Canada Was Way Smarter Than The U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada

With the U.S. wallowing in a financial disaster of its own creation (see sequester, debt ceiling, possible government shutdown and $16 trillion in deb...

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

Claude Laferrière | Posted 11.24.2012 | 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.?

Keep Your Mittens Off Canada

David Frum | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Mitt Romney is touring the UK, Israel, and Poland this week ­-- but not Canada. Why not? Wait, wait, hear me out: This is not the usual "they forgot Canada again!" lament. The political purpose of Romney's foreign tour was to accuse President Barack Obama of straining relationships with key allies. Right now, the bilateral U.S.-Canada relationship is working very well for both countries. A photo-op of a smiling Mitt Romney wearing a hardhat beside a pipeline in Fort McMurray, Alta., would not help.

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...

Who Really Won the Battle of 1812?

Claude Laferrière | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Claude Laferrière

The battle of 1812 was supposedly lost by the U.S. and therefore won by Great Britain. Apparently, it is true. But rebels in Upper and Lower Canada would continue to challenge the Anglo-Anglican Monarchists by waging a secret uprising in both parts of Canada that would end in 1838. It is remembered as the Caroline Affair.

A Bridge Tea Partiers Should Throw Themselves Off

David Frum | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada
David Frum

It's just a toll booth on a bridge -- but it symbolizes the challenges to Canadians of living next-door to an increasingly dysfunctional American political system: The Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River is the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing, and shippers fear that the bridge's capacity will soon be overwhelmed. Unfortunately, The existing Ambassador bridge is privately owned, and the main owner -- Forbes 400 member Manuel Maroun -- does not welcome competition.

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.

Canada Becoming Economically Independent Of U.S.: TD

CP | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- The Canadian economy appears to be on a long-term trend toward less dependence on the United States, according to a new study issued Wednes...

Sequestering U.S.-Canadian Relations

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

If the U.S Congress' does not reach a deal to lift the debt ceiling once more before the 2012 elections, the automatic budget cuts to defense that would follow could have a serious impact on agreements and relations with Canada.

Celebrating War Of 1812 Bicentennial

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - While 9-11 highlighted the bonds between Canada and the United States, another major anniversary will mark just how the two countries decided...