Some people hate the Americans.
Americans are just wankers.
We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers.*
Eleanor Grant has a great piece up, tracing the history and players of "deep integration", or, as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives winningly puts it : "creating a single economic space".
The only thing I would add to her excellent summary is that it's always worth dropping by the CCCE website from time to time to listen to them take credit for it.
*with apologies to Irvine Welsh