I had the pleasure of joining a panel discussion earlier today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Diane Francis’s new book, Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country.
I’ve already written about the book, which has made quite a splash on both sides of the border. It was a pleasure to meet Francis, an American-Canadian who’s been writing and thinking about Canadian policy for years. With a Canadian federal election approaching in 2015, the US presidential election in 2016, and ongoing negotiations between the United States and the European Union over a free-trade agreement, it’s a particularly opportune time for both Canadian and US policymakers to be thinking about many of the policy ideas for greater bilateral cooperation that the book outlines.
You can watch the entire panel below the jump: