The United States and Canada have one of the closest and most long-standing relationships of any two states in the globalized world. Despite Canada’s status as the United States' number one trading partner and supplier of oil and gas, surprisingly little is known about how Canadian and American citizens view the bilateral relationship. Possessing such information is critical for both U.S. and Canadian policymakers to accurately assess the extent and limits of citizen support for bilateral cooperation on pressing issues such as terrorism, energy security, and climate change.
A new study by University of Western Ontario professors Laura Stephenson and Cameron Anderson attempts to address this deficit through an examination of U.S. and Canadian public opinion on a range of subjects including border security, environmental policy, trade, immigration, and political and economic integration. The study explores the extent to which American and Canadian views regarding the relationship are fundamentally different or similar and assesses the implications of public opinion on important policy issues of concern to both countries.
Please join the Canada Institute for a discussion of the survey results and what it means for the future of the Canada-U.S. relationship. The program will also mark the launch of the University of Western Ontario's Canada-U.S. Institute—the first institute in Canada dedicated solely to the study of the Canada-U.S. relationship.
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Added by Alexi on March 24, 2010