On the day of the 2020 United States presidential election, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the history of American elections’ influence on Canada and the dynamics between Canadian and American leaders. Allen Priest guides us through many of the most cooperative, competitive, and controversial moments between the leaders of the two neighbouring countries, and how the past can be clarifying in observing the impact of the current election.
Allen Priest is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Western Ontario, currently completing his doctoral dissertation. His research explores the linkages between archetypes of masculinity and their influence over the electoral politics of Canada and the United States throughout the early Cold War period.