Admittedly, this is a 'first look' in this direction.
A few points that I've observed that may
point in that direction.
First is this information, unconfirmed, that Obama sent an election team to Canada a year ago to set up Harpers defeat.
Next, multiple reports that Trudeau is a 'globalist'. I hope others, more in the know, can cover that issue. However, one would think a
'globalist' would support a North American Union. (Let's face it, Harper's policies/views were very counter to Obama's and obviously political
camps in the same area code is far more open to further alignments and goals.)
U.S. intrusion into Canadian elections. I know little of this nor heard/seen anything other than the above link prior to this. However, I am struck by
a similarity between this election and the defeat of Diefenbaker in the day. Diefenbaker and JFK were NOT friends whatsoever.
Interestingly, JFK was a Democrat and Diefenbaker a Conservative. Very similar to the Harper-Obama 'differences'.
Just before Diefenbaker's defeat, the Canadian dollar, which had traditionally been higher than the U.S.'s as was Australia's was 'devalued' on
international markets. almost immediately, a "Diefenbaker buck", a Monopoly-styled dollars that said, if I recall correctly, 92.5 cents U.S.
printed as it's 'value'. This was circulated widely and, as a result, Diefenbaker was defeated.
Fast forward to Harper's era. The lowering and maintaining of the lower oil prices has hurt Canada's economy hugely. Failure to develop secondary
and tertiary industries and diversifying the economy had left Canada in it's chosen role of hewer's of wood and drawers of water.
While I don't believe that these deliberately maintained lower oil prices were directed at Canada, it is an interesting potential 'side-benefit' ,
at the least.
I believe that in all likelihood, had the Canadian economy remained more or less at the same level as prior to the oil price drop Harper would have
been re-elected. Just my opinion though.
Then there's the Trudeau factor. In the U.S., the electorate has had it's fill of familial elitism. It is largely done on the right with the Bushes
and while a little slower, also fading with the Clintons on the left.
There is a long connection between the N.E. ivy league crowd and the McGill types of eastern Canada. Fact. Not much difference, if any.
The Trudeau's fall into that camp as well. Too similar to the U.S. to be completely ignored, methinks.
A lot of loose dots I have connected here, admittedly, yet enough to perhaps indicate a pattern that could lead to a N.A. Union. Maybe not...
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.