Ferfal, sorry if this is off topic, I was wondering what you think will happen to Canada when the American economy finally collapses? Canada has little national debt, but America is our biggest trading partner. I believe your observation of decline may provide some insight. Thank you.
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Especially for those who live in the USA.
When countries are that close, both physical an financially speaking, and have such a bond, its pretty much unavoidable to go down with the big brother, maybe better or worse but a crisis in USA will be contagious for the close partner.
That we saw ourselves as well in with the 2001 crisis, when our banking problem spread to our close neighbor Uruguay, with whom we have a relationship that could parallel the one between USA and Canada. In the end, it caused a crisis of their own.
The Uruguay Banking Crisis
"The Uruguay Banking Crisis was a major banking crisis that hit Uruguay in July 2002. In this, a massive run on banks by depositors caused the government to freeze banking operations. The crisis was caused by a considerable contraction in Uruguay's economy and by over-dependence on neighboring Argentina, which experienced an economic meltdown itself in 2001. In total, approximately 33% of the country's deposits were taken out of financial system and five financial institutions were left insolvent."