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Our obsession with the U.S. is hazardous

By Andrew Caddell      

Each year tens of thousands of adult Canadians leave to work in the U.S. and never come back. Plus, many Canadians know more about the U.S. Supreme Court than our own. That’s a problem.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27. Screenshot courtesy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

OTTAWA—This week was a high point for Canadians obsessed with the country to the south of us. On television and in social media, the carnival sideshow and morality play that was the Senate judiciary hearings in Washington, D.C., into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh consumed us. Meanwhile, negotiations wrapped up towards a new NAFTA, and the United States’ head of state said nasty things about our country.

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