Special Relationships

Unbeknownst to most Americans, Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner (more than five times that of the U.K. and even bigger than China in this respect), its foremost supplier of energy, closest ally and supposedly bestest friend in the whole wide world, so why doesn’t our country get the semi-royal treatment that China, India, Mexico and the U.K. does? Why isn’t Our Glorious Leader treated to the pomp and circumstance of an official state visit?

I suppose it could be argued that Stephen Harper isn’t the head of state – that title going of course to Governor General David Johnston, who has made inexplicable state visits to Quatar, Malaysia, Vietnam and other remote places in the last year – but then, David Cameron isn’t the head of state either. If not mistaken, that would be the Queen of England – just as is the case with our own Prime Minister…