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Canada and the United States have a unique relationship. Two sovereign states, occupying the bulk of North America and sharing the world's longest undefended border, each reliant on the other for trade, continental security and prosperity. Despite radically different beginnings, as well as a history of war, conflict and cultural suspicion, the two countries stand as a modern example of inter-dependence and co-operation.
Canada and the United States
"The Americans are our best friends whether we like it or not." This statement, uttered in the House of Commons by
Robert Thompson, the leader of the Social Credit Party early in the 1960s, perhaps best captures the essence of Canada's
complex relationship with its nearest neighbour.
Canada Likely to Join US in War against Iraq
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on September 23, 2002. Partner content is not updated.IT WAS BY MOST ACCOUNTS an uncomfortable meeting when Jean CHRÉTIEN sat down with George W. Bush for 45 minutes in Detroit's Cobo Hall last week.
Somalia Inquiry's Damning Report
This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 14, 1997. Partner content is not updated.Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only Prime Minister Brian Mulroney had not jumped at U.S. President George Bushs request to send Canadian troops to Somalia in 1992.
Geopolitics refers to a strategy for national identity and development based on a country's geographical characteristics and natural resources.
US Abortionist Slain
The soft-spoken Vancouver doctor, in her late 40s and a mother of three, does not want her name used. Nor does the 52-year-old doctor in Edmonton, a father of two. Another Vancouver gynecologist, a bespectacled grandfather, wont reveal his name or even his approximate age.
Halifax on Eve of G-7 Summit
Go at daybreak, when the morning fog still cools the air.
It is a source of pride to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien that more than 30 years after he first entered politics, time has not altered his fondness for blunt talk - even in the most exclusive gatherings.
International Boundary Commission
The International Boundary Commission (IBC), comprising a Canadian and an American section, is responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the boundary line between the United States and Canada under the terms of the 1925 Boundary Demarcation Treaty.
Foreign Investment in Canada is both direct (made to manage and control actual enterprises) and portfolio (made only for the interest or dividends paid, or the possible capital gain to be achieved). The amount of both types is very large, with the consequence that a considerable amount of the Canadian economy is controlled by foreigners.
Annexation Association, founded 1849 to promote Canada-US political union. In October and December it published 2 versions of the "Annexation Manifesto.
Canada House, a distinctive symbol of Canadian interests in Britain, located in London's bustling Trafalgar Square.
Canada-Third World Relations
The decolonization of the European empires after WWII produced many "new nations" and revealed how little economic and social development the colonial system had permitted its wards. The problem of the "Third World" and its "underdevelopment" was thus placed firmly on the global agenda.
Canada–US Economic Relations
Economic relations between Canada and the US are of paramount importance to Canada.