Disagree.  We are quibbling about a tiny unrelated fact that could be true according to Canadians but in conversations between linguists, I think the issue could be resolved.
----- Original Message -----
From: Glen Gordon
To: nostratic@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nostratic] Proposal of a name for a possible family

>   Nah, Canadians are North Americans just like those of us from
>the USA.

Yes, but it's important to remember that "American" means only
"of the US". In Canada, "America" is synonymous with "USA" as it
is in most English-speaking countries. Canadians are not Americans.
They are NORTH Americans. A strange but important fact about the
word "American" ;)