Is Canada's economy recovering faster than the USA?

I heard on CBC that consumer spending in Canada is on the increase and the US is still struggling. This is bad for the USA. This also means that before the global recession meant a strong US Dollar and falling gasoline prices. NOW it means a weak US Dollar and RISING gasoline prices. As far as... show more I heard on CBC that consumer spending in Canada is on the increase and the US is still struggling.

This is bad for the USA. This also means that before the global recession meant a strong US Dollar and falling gasoline prices.

NOW it means a weak US Dollar and RISING gasoline prices.

As far as conquering high gas prices, do Canadians recommend GM build high-powered trains instead of automobiles?
Update: This is not an idiotic question in the least.
Update 2: But Canada has other things that the economy doesn't exactly measure. Like cleaner air, lower crime, fewer people to need to accomodate because smaller population. For the US this would mean BILLIONS of spending dollars. 1) MAJOR cutback in carbon emissions 2) MUCH Better Education and tougher law... show more But Canada has other things that the economy doesn't exactly measure.

Like cleaner air, lower crime, fewer people to need to accomodate because smaller population.

For the US this would mean BILLIONS of spending dollars.
1) MAJOR cutback in carbon emissions
2) MUCH Better Education and tougher law enforcement I'd think
3) Tighter policies towards illegal immigration (Legal immigration isn't a problem, it's the ILLEGAL immigration. Most Canadian Americans are legal immigrants.)

all these things are on Canada's side.
Update 3: Why does clean air matter? It's the future longevity of the people (greater life quality in Canada translates to more promising future) Less crime results in better living no matter what the state of the economy may be. Fewer people means less beaurocracy, more cohesiveness of a culture, more value for... show more Why does clean air matter?

It's the future longevity of the people (greater life quality in Canada translates to more promising future)

Less crime results in better living no matter what the state of the economy may be.

Fewer people means less beaurocracy, more cohesiveness of a culture, more value for tax dollars spent, etc
Update 4: And so here's the benefit of Canada. In the short-term, the US economy fluctuations are flatter than Canada and Europe. In the long-term, the US economy has no recourse at all. In the next few decades, there will be RAPID changes in power structures on earth. Just what they will be, nobody knows. But... show more And so here's the benefit of Canada.

In the short-term, the US economy fluctuations are flatter than Canada and Europe.

In the long-term, the US economy has no recourse at all.

In the next few decades, there will be RAPID changes in power structures on earth. Just what they will be, nobody knows. But most of it is not good for the USA.
Update 5: MB and SK did well, but so did North Dakota do well. It's more about the commodity markets that have done rather well in these places.
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