An NPR piece today noted that Canada is our biggest trading partner. There is, for instance, a tremendously significant export/import dynamic around automotive vehicles and parts. Trump is threatening tariffs on imports of these (and other products), to play hard ball in getting a NAFTA 2 deal made with Canada. However there’s push back from Canada, which, the NPR piece noted, is creating some friction between two countries that have had a strong alliance, across the board, for years. I was just reading in the book Canadian Society (A Macro-Analysis) that there are, really, only subtle differences between the two societies. And things like free trade “…contribute to better integration of the two societies.” Our administration policies would reflect a paradigm that spins around increasing yet more of the camaraderie between the two countries. Note: While our administration’s economic policy would focus more on “Buy American,” conversely we would promote more joint cultural exchanges, joint environmental projects, joint tourism initiatives, Peace Corps outreach… to increase camaraderie with Canada.