Most Americans have very little knowledge of their neighbor to the north. They get no news about Canada and don't care about Canada. They think of Canada only when it comes to maple syrup and sports. And, of course the song Blame It On Canada. Ask the average American about Canada, and they dismiss Canada as quaint, provincial, reliable, an American wanna-be, and above all else, boring.
Here are some statistics comparing the U.S. and Canada.