We Canadians like to think of ourselves as good neighbours. We like to believe that our only neighbour, the United States, feels the same way. But, the truth is: for more than two centuries, the United States has repeatedly and consistently tried to complete their dream of a continental nation encompassing all of North America.
Those efforts have included four separate military invasions of Canada and, when those failed, the application of continual political pressure and economic coercion designed to erode northern sovereignty. Today, their dream of a United Continental States of America is closer to fruition than ever before.
York University poli-sci professor, James Laxer on our decent into the continental drain.