According to McGill University Professor Gil Troy, the U.S. is a tone setter for pop culture and political culture and Canada can get caught up in the wake of this colossus. But Americans tend to look at Canada as "the nice nation next door" with some interesting little idiosyncrasies.
David Biette, director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, says that U.S. officials pay little mind to Canada because the relationship between the two countries just "works."
Troy and Biette will be moderating a conference this week at McGill University looking at the relationship between Canada and the United States.
Click Listen to hear Jane Lindholm’s interview with Gil Troy and David Biette.