The Canada-US Relationship Analytical Essay by Nicky

The Canada-US Relationship
An in-depth analysis of the political relationship between Canada and the United States.
# 147060 | 2,879 words | 14 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper examines some of the key issues that characterize the present political relationship between Canada and the United States, namely, terrorism/Afghanistan, the economic crisis/trade, border security and environmental matters. The paper analyzes the impact that the Obama administration is expected to have in this relationship over the next few years and postulates that the relationship between Canada and the United States is not only strong, but it will grow stronger over the next few years. The paper asserts that the congruence between the present administrations of both nations will allow them to work together more closely than ever before.

Key Issues: Terrorism/Afghanistan
Key Issues: Economic Crisis/Trade
Key Issues: Border Security
Key Issues: Environmental Matters
Outlook: The Next Few Years

From the Paper:

"Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, a new relationship was forged between the United States and Canada with respect to terrorism. The notion that terrorist attacks could hit Toronto or Ottawa in the same way that they hit New York and Washington, DC was frightening for the Chretien administration. They quickly joined the Bush administration in the so-called "war on terror", and became part of the NATO coalition that eventually invaded Afghanistan and deposed the Taliban. Both Canada and the United States have remained in Afghanistan ever since."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CRS Report for Congress 96-397: Canada-US Relations. (2007).
  • Petersen, William. (2001). Canadian-American Relations. Society. pp. 78-82.
  • No author. (2009). No surprise Afghans feeling more threatened than in 2004, Harper says. Canadian Press. Retrieved March 22, 2009 from
  • Sands, Christopher. (2005). The Changing of the Guard. International Journal. pp. 483-496.
  • Charest, Jean. (2005). Canada and the US. International Journal. pp. 321-328.

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