U.S. fast food chain Bugger Queen, aided by a load of seed money from financier Warren Bummit, announced plans to penetrate the Canadian market by buying up coffee and dog nut chain Tim Horny's.
"We're really pumped up over this", announced Bugger Queen CEO Gaylord Wang. "Timmy's donuts and bagels and buns are all just so sweet and sticky and irresistible. We can't wait to take the plunge."
U.S. business analysts (anal cysts?) meanwhile denounced the proposed union as a "tax perversion". Said one: "This is a blatant attempt to prevent the IRS from skimming the cream off of their assets."
Canadian Prime Miserable Harpo Stevens, however, welcomed any and all foreign investors to probe the opportunities in his country, and promised to bend over and lubricate all such dealings.