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Declaring a small bias. New York City. Some quotes about Americans and Canadians. The diplomat's job. Some American and Canadian traits. The nature of relationships. Some differences between Americans and Canadians. Differences within our countries rather than between them, and ways in which that is so. Getting past stereotypes. Dealing with these relationships in everybody's best interest. Predicting, controlling or managing myriad erupting events and making them more predictable as the key. Class mistakes that we make. Thickening borders. Our integrated economies. The issue of security. Some statistics on trade. The crucial importance of open borders. An analogy. Knowing our largest customer. Listening and learning. A review of some key historical events. The post-9/11 world. Communication and understanding and confidence. Canada - letting its own light shine. A final quote.