What is Margaret Atwood trying to prove in the poem, "Tourist Centre in Boston"?

Is the family on the rocks a portrayal of American tourists? The poet would like tourists to see her country's mountains and lakes, rather than the unrealistic commercial view some Americans portray (of Canada)? Did the publishing of this poem weaken the Americans ties with Canadians? Just a couple of... show more Is the family on the rocks a portrayal of American tourists?
The poet would like tourists to see her country's mountains and lakes, rather than the unrealistic commercial view some Americans portray (of Canada)?
Did the publishing of this poem weaken the Americans ties with Canadians?

Just a couple of questions I had after reading the poem. Canadians also have stereotypes on Americans, right?
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