US Canada Relations

Trudeau Needs To Stand Up To 'Bully' Trump, Says Mulcair

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics

"At some point you’ve got to stop backing up."

Look What Donald Trump Just Did To The Loonie

HuffPost Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business

Canadian dollar tanks on fears of a trade war.

U.S.-Canada Border Should Be 'Even Thinner': Security Secretary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics

The U.S.-Canada partnership "just couldn't be stronger," he said.

Mulroney To Advise Trudeau's Cabinet On U.S. Relations

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics

He is expected to share his perspectives on upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.

Trudeau Must Defend Canada's Progressive Values From Trump

Charlie Angus | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

The idea that the prime minister can get away with tiptoeing around Trump's attack on international law and human rights isn't going to cut it. As much as Canada has economic interests, we have moral interests. And this isn't simply a question of values. This is also a matter of standing up for Canada's vital interests.

NDP Calls For Emergency Debate On Trump's Travel Ban

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics

"Canadians across the country are deeply concerned."

U.S. Ambassador To Canada Resigns After Trump Edict

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Politics

Ambassadors appointed by Obama have been told to vacate the posts by Inauguration Day.

We Need To Talk With America Before It's Too Late

Louise Wallace | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Louise Wallace

If you think of earth as a giant and complicated neighbourhood of neighbourhoods, it might be said that the Trumpification we are now witnessing in the States doesn't really have anything to do with Trump himself. He is not the cause. He is the opportunistic benefactor. Let's call him dystopia Donald. He's relatively new to this area. But he's still affecting our neighbours to the south, and we have a duty to at least have a chat with them.

Canada's New Ambassador To The U.S. Had An Eventful First Month

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2017 | Canada

WASHINGTON — One of the more memorable moments of David MacNaughton's first month as ambassador to the United States included a car ride with the ...

Harper Has Made Canada Irrelevant in Global Governance

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

Stephen Harper's decisions on Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United States have officially shut the last nails on the coffin of Canadian relevance in global governance. The Conservative government's hard power strategy officially commits Canada to the role of a fireman in an incandescent region, at the taxpayer's expense, with zero influence on the regional levers at the core of the Middle East's most pressing fires today. It is time for the opposition parties to fine-tune their foreign policy chops in the coming official campaign period in order for Canada to chart its way back to the world's bargaining table.

Alaska grapples with Canadian opposition to requirement for U.S. steel in new ferry dock

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Gov. Bill Walker met Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., trying to head off a trade battle so a new Alaska fe...

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:...

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 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.?

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 08.06.2014 | 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...