CIA – The World Factbook (yeah, the CIA):
The Factbook was created as an annual summary and update to the encyclopedic NIS [National Intelligence Survey] studies. The first classified Factbook was published in August 1962, and the first unclassified version was published in June 1971.
Canada’s entry states:
Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Its paramount political problem continues to be the relationship of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking residents and unique culture, to the remainder of the country.
It (i.e. Quebec) ain’t THAT big a deal, I don’t think.