William Watson: Give Thanks for the Americans

In 1969, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau told the Washington Press Club that living next door to the United States was “in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly or even-tempered is the beast … one is affected by every twitch and grunt.” He didn’t actually use the word “mouse,” but ever since the analogy of elephant-and-mouse has been used to describe the U.S.-Canada relationship. Read More