By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- It has taken a few weeks, but the border war between New York state and Canada over the Peace Bridge is attracting a media following far beyond Western New York and Ontario.
In the past couple days, there has been story after story about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration's battles with the Canadian officials who jointly run the Peace Bridge Authority along with New York state appointees. Pieces have run in the major and smaller Canadian news outlets from Nova Scotia to Vancouver.
There have been the predictable War of 1812 references to the who-fights-with-Canada themes.
In the United States, outlets checking in with pieces on the fight include The New York Times and Associated Press (where newspapers as far away as San Francisco have picked up the story). Some are making the obvious connections to "Canadian Bacon,'' the Michael Moore-directed movie about a president who looks to tangle with Canada to help his poll-dropping numbers. New York magazine suggested Cuomo's possible 2016 presidential bid could include a "Canadian Bacon-style invasion plank.''
There there is this cartoon from artist Mark Wilson, who draws editorial cartoons from his home in the Adirondacks under the name Marquil.