American defense arrangements with Canada are more extensive than with any other country. The Permanent Joint Board of Defense, established in 1940, provides policy-level consultation on bilateral defense matters. The United States and Canada share North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mutual security commitments.
The first priority of the Government of Canada is to protect the safety and security of Canadians both at home and abroad. Public Safety Canada spearheads this effort by coordinating the activities of federal departments and agencies tasked with protecting Canadians and their communities, businesses and interests.
Statistically, the US is ahead in everything, and the lead in everything is huge. For instance, Canada has 201 operational tanks, the US has a whooping 8,325 M1 Abrams. Canada has 4 advanced diesel subs, while the US has 72 nuclear-powered submarines.
Canada relies overwhelmingly on the US for trade
In fact, Canada sold more than five times as much merchandise to the U.S. last year than it sold to its other top nine trading partners combined. This singular reliance on the U.S. for exports can be seen in the animation above.
In the US you get Hot Cocoa Oreos, Mystery Oreos, Red Velvet Oreos, Birthday Cake Oreos, Peanut Butter & Jelly Oreos, Jelly Donut Oreos, Dunkin Donuts Mocha Oreos, and more. Crazy! Some of the special flavours have arrived in Canada but as I've mentioned with so many things, they are often for a “limited time only”.
Canada scored an average of 7.6 on the Average Life Satisfaction Ranking scale, whereas the USA's ranking is 7. Canada ranked in the top ten most peaceful countries, and the US ranked 121st overall.
Target closed all Canadian stores in 2015 and suffered a $4.1 billion after-tax loss in just one year due to the fallout.
The police and justice systems: Canada has a uniform national criminal code, unlike the US, where there are both state and federal criminal laws. There is also a more unified police system in Canada.
Canada still maintains strong ties with the UK as part of the commonwealth. Canada's largest trading partner and ally is the United States. Today, its government is a parliamentary democracy.
Canada does not have nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or relevant delivery systems, and is a member in good standing of all relevant nonproliferation treaties and regimes.
For 2022, Canada is ranked 23 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.3601 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect').
Since the Second World War, however, Canada has been committed to multilateralism and has gone to war only within large multinational coalitions such as in the Korean War, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, and the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.
The Canadian Army was outfitted in 1989 with a state-of-the art air defence anti-tank system known as ADATS.
Canada has no American military bases. Not many, NONE! There was one once in Newfoundland, but it was established during WWII when Newfoundland was not part of Canada. There are American bases in Germany and the UK.
The U.S. News 2021 Best Countries Report gave Canada a score of 96.7 out of 100 for safety. This ranking puts Canada significantly above the United States (10.8) and the United Kingdom (55.4).
Morocco formally recognized the United States by signing a treaty of peace and friendship in 1786, a document that remains the longest unbroken relationship in U.S. history. Full diplomatic relations began in 1905.
On December 2, 1991, Canada became the first western country to recognize Ukraine's independence. Since then, Canada and Ukraine have enjoyed a close bilateral relationship that spans cooperation on security and defence, trade, and advancing Ukraine's democratic and economic reform efforts.
Diplomatic relations between Canada and the Russian Federation – previously the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) – were formally established on June 12, 1942. Canada is represented in the Russian Federation through an Embassy in Moscow and an Honorary Consulate in Vladivostok.
According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the safest country in the world for the 14th year in a row. Iceland is a Nordic nation with a relatively small population of 340,000.
Canadians are significantly less likely to get murdered than Americans, too, although neither country's homicide rate is really something to brag about: both fall in the bottom half of the 36 OECD countries when ranked on murders per 100,000 people annually.
Firearms are federally regulated in Canada. The federal 1977 Criminal Law Amendment Act, as amended, prohibits automatic weapons and sawed-off shotguns and rifles. It is illegal for anyone, except (for the most part) the police and the military, to possess them.
In 1994, when Walmart bought 122 Woolcos, the Canadian retail landscape wasn't quite as competitive as today. Walmart also wasn't nearly as ambitious as Target. Walmart expanded slowly and, at first, ran only discount stores rather than giant-sized supercenters. Target tried to do too much too soon.
After losing nearly $1 billion in its first year in Canada, and facing future multimillion-dollar losses, Target discontinued its operations in Canada and closed 133 stores. The news of the closing should not be a surprise. The Target stores were empty. The speed at which they left felt pretty shocking.
The collapse of Target in Canada can be partly blamed on the giant retailer neglecting to re-create the U.S. Target, says a business expert in Winnipeg. The collapse of Target in Canada can be partly blamed on the giant retailer neglecting to re-create the U.S. Target, says a business expert.