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Harper is a great PM. I'm glad my country has him.

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...my goal of doubling U.S. exports,” Obama said at a White House news conference...

As long as the US Dollar stays this weak, then yeah, your exports are gonna increase. But then again, if exports do increase, you're gonna take credit for it aren't you Mr. President?

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The longest non-militarized border in the world.

A testimony to the genius of English Common Law and Anglo-Saxon respect for rule of law and property rights.

Provides quite a stark contrast with the values of the culture on the other side of our southern border...

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Is Canada still trying to keep the hordes south of the border out? :-)

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I hope Canada and the U.S. can work together successfully to improve border security and grow their economies.

Sushi - Ha ha, dream on.

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Sarge I agree. Sushi I agree too. We don't want your problem with the illegal Mexicans. But we have snow to scare them off.

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Oh great, does this mean Michael Moore is going to have to ring the doorbell the next time he visits Canadian homes unannounced?

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"Is Canada still trying to keep the hordes south of the border out? :-)"

suhisake3 thinks I am Canadian.Thats pretty funny. More proof that he is incapable of understanding anything about America.

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SolidariTea:"A testimony to the genius of English Common Law and Anglo-Saxon respect for rule of law and property rights" and "suhisake3 thinks I am Canadian.Thats pretty funny. More proof that he is incapable of understanding anything about America."

After your previous remarks I would say it is you who is incapable of understanding anything about America.

You seem to have forgotten that a good deal of Canadian laws are based on the French law and that nearly half the Leaders and founders of what is now Canada and its own unique form of governing to include multiple languages and cultures were not Anglo-Saxon but of French-Latin origin.

I could go on but that would most likely be a waste of time trying to clarify the normal USA right ignorance of things.

The reason that Canada is civilized as it is is because it was never exploited by USA corporation and USA banana republic dictatorships that insured the peasants had nothing and the corporation and elite owned 90% of all land and businesses.

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Border security will ensure that whopping 70 percent of Canada's exports continue to be bought by US citizens.

Or in light of what limboinjapan did learn me, us Amuricans will continue for to let them Canadiennes "exploit" us.They done tricked us, back in '89, when they fooled us into a-signing that U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement . Bilateral "trade"? It shot up 50 percent.

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SolidariTea:"Border security will ensure that whopping 70 percent of Canada's exports continue to be bought by US citizens."

It seems that the USA and it citizens have forgotten why free trade came about.

It was because the new Canadian constitution in the 80's gave more control to the people and the provinces which ended the great low cost raw materials (such as 1 cent the raw ton for iron ore the USA auto companies and steal manufacturers were paying) prior to this much of the mining and other raw material industries were under USA corporation control.

And as for the 70% of Canadian exports going to the USA you seem to forget that the vast majority are still raw materials including oil, gas and platinum (for the auto industry) all at lower than standard market prices not to mention preferential pricing on all shipments going through the St Laurence Seaway.

The facts are that without free trade and open borders the USA and much of its remaining manufacturing industries as well as its exports in the beef, pork and grains would grind to a crawl because raw material entering the USA would be delayed and cost significantly more and exports from the great lakes region that rely on the St Laurence seaway would also be subject to long delays thus leading to greater spoilage in food exports and higher cost.

I find it interesting that the right never like to mention these facts when talking about the border issues or free trade.

SolidariTea:"They done tricked us, back in '89, when they fooled us into a-signing that U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement . Bilateral "trade"

I wonder how the USA would fair if Canada decided that free trade would end and that the oil and natural gas which make up 25% and 80% respectively of the USA supply and that under NAFTA Canada is prohibited from cutting back energy exports to the USA, with closed borders and no NAFTA how long would the USA low gas and oil prices last and how fast would the USA freeze once Canadian oil and gas is exported to higher paying markets like Japan, the EU and others.

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Correction the latest figures are that USA oil supply from Canada (at preferential prices) is now 37% as of the end of 2010

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Let's hope Obama wins over his far Left base. They are furious that Canada is poised to sell us even more oil. I must say I do like the Right Hon. Stephen Harper. I think he knows Obama is an aberration, a one-term wonder.He is pushing Obama hard to support a $7 billion pipeline that could double the amount of Alberta oilsands crude exported to the United States.I am glad we has Canada for an ally.

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