Any space left in Canada?
Tons. Although our "tons" are a nice, round 1,000 kg, not 2,240 pounds or whatever yours are.
Spent my entire career using SI units. I honestly don't even know what our ton is. It's 1000 kg to me and is in any case enough to smash my toes. That's all I really need to know.
the US economy tanking is dragging Canada down as well.
Indeed, it's true. The US is our largest trading partner, so we're feeling the impact of the sharp drop in demand. In addition, the Canadian dollar is near all-time-highs against the US dollar, which is hurting our manufacturing and export sectors. Finally, artificially low interest rates and lax lending laws have created our own home-grown version of a housing bubble (though not nearly as severe as the US's was/is).
The only thing propping up our economy is commodities. Canada is very resource-rich. Our oil, natural gas, gold, uranium, nickel, copper, and other exports are enjoying historically high prices, which is all that is keeping us from wallowing in the same economic mud the US is currently mired in.[/quote]
Yes, but we can always kick up a war to get a nice boom going. (That hasn't worked well for the last decade or so though.)
Anyway, Canada is too cold!