I think it's fair to say that the U.S. and Canada have reached a sort of parity, economically and to some extent culturally. It's the reason that people bitch and moan about immigrants from Mexico "stealing jobs" (never mind that someone's got to do the hiring), but rarely (if ever) is the same said for Canadians.
Looking in from the outside, though, I can't help but think that Canada's government is more reasonable (or at least less absurd) than the U.S.'s - to the best of my knowledge you guys still don't have an anti-circumvention law comparable to the awful Title 17, Chapter 12
, don't have BS export restrictions on cryprographic programs (as I understand it, the OpenBSD
folks consider this a massive blessing), and don't have a head of state obsessed with banging the war
drum. I'm sure I'm being overly selective here, but I think you get the point.