The U.S. has many, many friends in Canada, but you won't hear about them from the CBC, or the other alphabet news agencies.
Socialism brings with it the unlimited power of the elite government over the individual.
It is a vicious cycle - the more successful at muzzling critics, the more powerful the regime becomes.
Helping along Canadian conservatism, which is just on the brink of potential electoral success, is probably the next most important movement of the American conservative party, after first assuring Bush re-election, and then preventing the Clintons from being elected to anything ever again.
Canadian conservatives did not have a national voice back then like they do now. They certainly said it privately.
And I can personally attest to spending many hours in prayer for the US.
I hope that counts for something.