For me it wasn't trust, it was a principled response against the governments security apparatus when I became aware of their abuses. I gave them the opportunity to make good, and correct their mistakes, instead, they amped up the abuse. This caused me to reach out to our European and American partners. Which in turn, without question has had an impact, I was like a dog on a bone though always trying to "give them an out" (advise I received from a former agent employee, but I digress). Emails to American politicians, CEO's of impacted companies all while cc'ing the appropriate Canadians with very specific information and challenging them to defy my accusations (and some of the detailed evidence). I'ts been a hell of a long battle at great personal cost. I've recently had very good communication with some of these allies, which in one case even lead to a significant letter personally signed by a high ranking EU leader. One you would see in International forums and who would have a straight line to the President of the U.S. On top of many American leaders who have stated concern and a statement that certain Canadian methods by the covert police here are "problematic" (to say the least). It is far too detailed to provide on this site, though I have provided a few nuggets and details now and then. I can't just blame the current regime alone, as our former Conservative government lead by Harper actually had the best opportunity to have this addressed. Oddly enough, I suspect some within the administration tried appease me when I obtained a job at a major bank here and went quiet, until they interfered again in a comical way in my career. Since then, as my home is at risk and my retirement options now limited, it's been me battling uphill without any fear (when you lose enough, you get to the point where you care little about further harm). Without question, what my wife and I have experienced would make a great movie, even if it would surprise a hell of alot of Americans. As I've stated many times on here, "don't shed a tear for Canada" when NAFTA is renegotiated. I would put my hand on the bible and do a polygraph exam to argue this case (sorry for length).