U.S and Canada Relationships

By Brenah Reed p.4

Economic Relationships

The United States and Canada share the world's largest and most comprehensive trading relationship, which supports millions of jobs in both countries. Canada is the single largest foreign supplier of energy to the U.S. Canada is also the United States' largest foreign investor while the U.S. is Canada's third largest foreign investor. The busiest U.S-Canada commercial crossing with over 8,000 trucks crossing daily is creating thousands of jobs and opportunities on both sides of the boarders.

Political Relationships

Canada and the U.S. work together in many different ways and we have made many different laws, treaties, and action plans together to remain close to each other. In December, 2011 Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, and president Barack Obama announced they would launch the Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. Which focused on addressing threats early, trade facilitation, economic growth and jobs, and critical infrastructure and cyber-security. We share the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and treaties like the Columbia River Treaty.

Social Relationships

About 300,000 people cross between the U.S. and Canada every day and we trade more than $2 billion a day in goods and services. Although the United States does not have an official language, English is one of the most used which is something we share with Canada, although French is another big one in Canada. Both of the countries' largest religion is Christianity followed by non- religious. we work closely together on many levels, from federal to local, and hopefully it can always be like that because both of the countries benefit greatly from the friendship.

Sources

State.gov: "U.S. Relations With Canada." U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State, 10 Sept. 2014. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.

Princeton.edu: "Canada–United States Relations." Princeton University. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

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