Ooooooh ... this is a good sign:
Canada shrugs off U.S. warning to back off
British Columbia (Reuters) - The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign on Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win the January 23 election.
But an unapologetic Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin responded immediately by saying "c'est la vie" -- that's life -- if the United States did not like his remarks, and he would not accept anyone telling him he cannot defend his country.
Mr. Martin then went on to translate the expression "c'est la vie" for Mr. Wilkins.