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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
Some early ipressions of Canada-U.S. relations through the eyes of a still-novice diplomat. The advantages of distance. Canadians. Americans. An old joke. Some personal history and reminiscences. 9/11 and its aftermath. Journalism. Some shared values and the attributes that highlight our differences. A wide-ranging discussion including comments on trade, government, security, politics, military spending, the war in Iraq, Korea, opportunities. The ties that bind. Our inextricable intertwining. Enlisting the audience. Re-inventing our story. The importance, breadth and depth of the overall Canada-United States relationship. A special but complicated relationship. Doing what needs to be done.