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American exceptionalism?


August 5, 2020

“‘Stay away.’ ‘Biggest petri dish in the world.’ The view from Canada, of us, isn’t so nice.” That is the title of Danny Westneat’s column published in the Seattle Times July 26.

Its essential point: Even though Canadians are friendly and hospitable, they don’t want visitors from here until we’re able to get the pandemic under control. Currently, every American is seen as a loaded vector of disease, and an overwhelming majority of Canadians want to keep the border with the U.S. closed through 2020. [link below]

This is relevant to La Conner, since before the pandemic a...

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