US - Canada Relationship

By:Morgan Montano

Some Connections

Connections between USA and Canada

Economic Connections

Uranium mined in Canada helps fuel U.S. nuclear power plants. USA and Canada have one of the world's largest investment relationships. The United States is Canada's largest foreign investor, and Canada is the third-largest foreign investor in the United States.

Social Connections

The United States and Canada share two borders and their bilateral relationship is one of the closest and most extensive in the world. It is reflected in the high volume of bilateral trade--more than $2 billion a day in goods and services--and in people-to-people contact. About 300,000 people cross between the countries every day by all modes of transport.

Political Characters

U.S. defense arrangements with Canada are more extensive than with any other country. The Permanent Joint Board on Defense provides policy-level consultation on bilateral defense matters. The United States and Canada share North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mutual security commitments, and U.S. and Canadian military forces cooperate on continental defense within the framework of the binational North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).