Nothing like blatant unfairness by a trading partner to get the most global-village girl all riled up. Right now the Americans are making it pretty darn tough to be a free-trade advocate amid growing Canadian nationalist drum-banging.
The irony? The Canadians who deplore Americans for their nationalistic tendencies are following the American footsteps. The second irony? For these Canadians, American nationalism is dangerous and bullying - but in Canada these self-same traits mean you are a "good Canadian", CBC style.
I say we just turn our backs on the world, break out a case of Canadian, burrow into our log cabins and sleep the winter away.
Or perhaps invest in some countervailing duties with teeth.