Recommendations for a New Administration

Weed and Lead with Canada

Canada is the United States' largest economic partner, with more than $1 million in trade per minute crossing the border every year.  Canada is a secuirty partner and close ally whose young men and women have marched alongside ours from the battlefields of Korea to Afghanistan.

In his memoir, former U.S. secretary of state George Schultz referred to diplomatic efforts with Canada as "weeding the garden" since such ties flourish so long as occasional problems are resolved.  Yet there are times in this relationship when weed pulling is not enough, when growing conditions threaten the garden's viability and require rethinking of the management of the garden.

Christopher M. Sands