According to this news report the US Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins, has given a speech where he warns Canadian politicians against bashing the United States in an effort to gain votes in the coming election.
The issues that concern me the most are self defense and national defense (with the environment coming in a distant 3rd), and I’ve been frustrated with the way the Canadian government has acted on those issues for the past few years. But what’s been even more maddening is the way that the Canadian government and media has insisted that they’re better than the Americans in some way, even though they appear to be failing miserably while we’re actually making progress.
Ambassador Wilkins’s remarks indicate that there may just be some payback for using the US as their favorite whipping boy….
“It may be smart election politics to thump your chest and constantly criticize your friend and your No. 1 trading partner. But it’s a slippery slope and all of us should hope it doesn’t have a long-term impact on our relationship.”
American disgust with what we saw as French duplicity had a profound effect on their economy, even without any action by the US government. It sounds like the current administration in Washington has decided that enough is finally enough. If this is pushed as an issue in the States, and Canadian rhetoric is brought to the attention of US voters/consumers, then Canada could be in for a rather rude awakening.
Another thing that many “world leaders” seem to have forgotten is that George Bush is going to be President for the next three years. It’s in their best interests to try and improve relations with America, instead of destroying any good will in an effort to garner short-term advantage at the polls.
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I still say make Alberta an offer it can’t refuse.
Given Canada’s military, that really would be “No blood for [some] oil.”
Two years ago, I was considering a purchase that would involve a considerable amount of money. After doing a fair amount of product research, I came to the conclusion a Canadian company offered the best product for my needs. I talked with the folks at the company and was set to purchase their product. In the end, due to the disgusting comments coming from Canada, I purchased the product from a US company. I doubt I am the only one who made this kind of decision.
With living in Michigan , and being only a short distance to Canada , numerous vacations /day trips were spent in Toronto , Windsor and Sarnia . My best guess :15 times a year.
Since early 2002 I personally have not stepped foot in Canada, Many friends and family have also refused to go there as well. With my Country and my President continually being “bashed” at public, state and private levels , this proud American will continue his personal boycott, do everything he can to promote it, and not spend one red cent on anything Canadian !
Just avoid Ontario. That’s the province that keeps putting Martin and his merry band of theives into office. The rest of the country has been trying to get rid of them for years now. Do some farking research before you start talking about boycotting a country.
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