Originally Posted by coaster
I used to travel to Canada quite often, and I noticed that, too. Canadian TV, at least the networks and the locals near the border, spend a lot of their news coverage time on US news. I suppose one theory is that they want to be aware of what's going on with the big bully over the border. But I have another theory to go along with that: I think the real reason Canadian news shows spend so much time covering US news is that there just plain isn't enough Canadian news to fill the time slot. Not much bad happens in Canada.
It's not just Canada. As you know, I live in Germany, and even if I didn't have access to U.S. news via TIME, etc., and the Internet, I could still keep up on the election campaign, etc., just by following German media reports. Ditto when we're in Hungary, where we tend to follow Austrian TV/print media.