There are varied opinions in "blogland" regarding "Deep Integration" and the potential effects of same, both positive and negative.
l-girl of "We Move to Canada" blog and Barbara Yaffe one of my favourite columnists from The Vancouver Sun both seem to minimize the negative results of such a process and I hope they're right.
One can't ignore information such as this article from yesterday's The Tyee out of BC, however. Thanks to "drf" for pointing this out. (BTW, does anyone have opinions on the author, Murray Dobbin? His articles are usually quite thought provoking.)
It does give one pause, and I for one, am not looking forward to US policies, laws and culture assimilating into Canada. The reason we are moving to Canada is precisely because of the differences between the two countries and our hope is that it remains so . . . .