That issue always seems to get kicked down the can

This one was uttered by Fox news anchor Harris Faulkner, talking about Congress’s inability to deal with the budget.  It is a blend of “kick the can down the road” (to postpone or defer an action) and “kick in the can” (a forceful gesture or measure attempting to motivate someone).  A Canadian expression, “a kick at the can” (an opportunity to achieve something) might also be in the mix.  Is Faulkner Canadian?  A big thanks to Laszlo Veres
for hearing this one.