CHICAGO - Anti-Americanism is so deeply embedded in the Canadian psyche that it sometimes seems part of what it means to be Canadian. We are Canadian because we are not American. Sadly, this negative assertion of identity has been particularly virulent in recent years, largely because of antipathy toward the Bush administration and the Iraq war.

Former Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish, to mention one notorious example, encapsulated this hostility when she stomped on a George Bush doll and declared, "Damn Americans, I hate those bastards." Françoise Ducros, the one-time communications director for prime minister Jean Chrétien, referred to Mr. Bush as...

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