With Faith and Goodwill


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For 150 years Canada and the United States have shared something truly unique.

The countries may have the world’s longest unmilitarized border and the most prosperous free-trade arrangement in history, but what most distinguishes the Canada-U.S. relationship is neither geographic nor commercial — it’s personal. Our special relationship is the product of shared values, countless cross-border connections, and generations of combined experience. Our two countries have grown into more than just friends. We are family.

On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary, With Faith and Goodwill celebrates the ups and downs, the vigour and variety of that family history by showcasing the words and images of prime ministers, presidents, and other dignitaries. From Sir John A. MacDonald to Donald J. Trump and including everyone from Tommy Douglas to Hillary Clinton, this beautifully designed collection of speeches and rarely seen photographs offers a privileged peek into the power politics of Canada-U.S. relations.


A wonderfully visual and highly readable account of the up and down relationship between neighbours bound by geography, history, and culture.

Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair contributor and Reagan biographer

Freedom has made everything different for North America. Every generation must renew that understanding. This book reminds all of us of the important values that Canada and the United States have shared for 150 years now. May we continue as an example for the world every day that follows.

Barry Asmus, Senior Economist, National Center for Policy Analysis

About the Author

Arthur Milnes

Posted by Dundurn Guest on March 21, 2017

Arthur Milnes

Arthur Milnes is a journalist and public historian and served as a speech writer for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He has edited volumes about the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, and the leadership of prime ministers Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and other Canadian leaders. He also served as research assistant to the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney on his bestselling memoirs. Arthur lives in Kingston, Ontario.