Q. If I am a Canadian writer, am I better to seek a Canadian agent or publisher versus a U.S.-based agent?
A. Good question. Look into both.
Some Canadian publishers and agents only want to work with Canadians, so you have an inside track to some pros right there. In fact, I can recall several instances where I have contacted Canadian agencies and they were hesitant to be listed in GLA because they feared a mountain of submissions from American authors, who they do not represent.
That's music to a Canadian writer's ears.