A good number of European countries, more than 20, are on that list, essentially because of pressures put on the United States by European states along the lines of the conversations they are having with the U.S. that led to the privacy shield. All these issues are related, and it is not a benevolent act by the U.S. to have designated certain European states on that list. It's because pressure was put to bear on the U.S. by these European states. That could be an approach for Canada.
On September 18th, 2017. See this statement in context.