This whole line of fantasy is such typical, boring, tired blame-the-victim knee-jerk it's not worth time reading. Even in order to point out how a demagogue refers to "all accounts" precisely in situations when he can't point to one, single, reliable one. And how alcohol-blaming is a dick move for someone who defends an avowed "liker of beer". ...and you keep ignoring the fact US is a global superpower. That has arguably bigger impact on Canada than Canadian own government. For example, both NAFTA Jr. and a quarrel with Trump probably cemented my homie Ms. Freeland's status as almost-certain future Prime Minister. Can't even imagine what can have this effect, domestically. That's both mind reading and an ad hominem, Hierophant. You're not dumb enough to really consider this a valid argument. Putin has troops and assassins at his service to help him "decide Ukrainian future". I just exercise my universal right to speech that I believe is reflected both in US Bill of Rights and in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (unless and until some provincial moron invoked "notwithstanding clause"). Also, I believe you have a very Putinist view of "sovereignty".