Behind US imperial forays, there’s always a maple leaf. O Canada, Pierre Trudeau must be freaking out now trying to determine how to reconcile Canada became the US’ number one lackey and whether he should disown his son. I lived in Vancouver in the late 1970’s and were it not for Rene Leveque, his cigarettes and his Parti Quebecois, I would have died of boredom. Canadians are not wildly expressive people. They are well-educated, laid back and tout their national health care system regularly. Environmental activism is strong throughout Canada, but Ottawa never saw indigenous lands on which it didn’t want to plop down oil pipelines.

Before the coup against Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide took place on Feb 29, 2004, the US, France, and Canada had boots on the ground already.