November 08, 2016

Election day: What a Trump (or Hillary) win means for Canada

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

The campaign has literally been going on for nearly two years between the primaries and the general election, and the non-stop campaigning ahead of all of that. Now it all comes down to how Americans cast their ballots today.

What does it mean for America, for the world?

And for those of us in the great white north, what does it mean for Canada specifically?

Everything in the world has been thrown at Donald Trump and yet, it is still a tight race. Instead of Clinton leading by double digits as some polls claimed a few weeks ago, instead of her spending time campaigning in solid Republican states to expand her win, Clinton is tied in some polls, behind in others, leading in some.

Not many Americans actually like Hillary Clinton.

If Hillary Clinton does win tonight, let me just point out to all of those smug Clinton supporters that you could not easily beat a man you portrayed, with ample support from the media as a buffoon, a sexist, a racist, a tax cheat, an idiot, a business failure and more.

That should tell you something about Hillary Clinton.

But what if she does win? What will that mean for Canada?

Well, Canadians mistakenly love Democrats and think their values are our values.

Not quite.

On the biggest issue between Canada and the US – trade – the last eight years have not been great for Canada.

For all the worry about Trump on NAFTA, it is Democrats that have caused Canada huge headaches over the years on issues such as steel exports, or softwood lumber where Democratic Senator and former Klansmen Robert Byrd, pushed to block Canadian wood and wood products from the US market. Canada eventually won that argument but not before thousands of jobs were lost and billions in economic activity dried up.

Oh, the softwood lumber issue is back since the old agreement ran out. So far despite the Trudeau Liberals pointing to their great relationship with the White House and Washington in general, nothing has happened.

So if Clinton wins we can expected lots of chummy photo ops with Trudeau and company but don’t expect much to happen.

Unlike her husband, Hillary has become a trade opponent and that could spill over into trade with Canada – not just opposition to the Transpacific Partnership.

According to Statistics Canada this country exported 525 billion dollars worth of goods in 2015 – 397 billion dollars worth of that went to the United States.

And on one of Canada’s biggest exports to the United States – oil, Hillary Clinton was in favour of Keystone XL before she was against it based on political considerations.

Now what if Trump wins, what can we expect?

Well first we can expect a lot of leftie Democrats to threaten to move to Canada without really doing it but our Canadian media will fawn all over them and run sympathetic stories.

Now, what about on the trade front?

We’ve all heard Trump say he would rip up NAFTA? Yeah, he thinks it is a bad deal.

But in all that rhetoric have you ever heard him complaining about a job leaving to go to Canada?

No, his concern is Mexico.

Canada and the US are equal trading partners with similar systems of government, we respect the rule of law, we have similar labour and environmental standards that all companies are required to live up to. You can’t say the same for Mexico.

Trump wants to re-do NAFTA because of Mexico not Canada.

And while we export 397 billion to the Americans, we import 363 billion dollars worth of goods from them.

He won’t mess with that.

The ties that bind Canada go deeper than who lives in the White House, it comes down to family connections, personal connections, regional connections that run far deeper than any one politician.

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commented 2016-11-09 22:07:58 -0500
Canadians don’t understand that Dems have no values. Hell, most career politicians in the States don’t. My former countrymen have spoken out against the status quo and finally done something about it. A Trump presidency will be nothing but good for Canada if Mr. Nice Hair can play nice with him.
commented 2016-11-09 14:39:01 -0500
Best comments I have seen today . . .

“Bill Clinton always chooses someone other than Hillary. I guess we did, too . . . “

“Hillary Clinton: The Cow that Milked America . . . “

“Trump campaign . . . sheer Genius."

For the LS media . . .

like Obama’s radical far-left zombie preacher says “The Chickens have come home to Roost” !
commented 2016-11-09 13:21:16 -0500
You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media and have come out beautifully
In his letter to Donald J. Trump, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said, “Congratulations on a tremendous campaign. You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media and have come out beautifully.”

Belichick is not alone. Poll after poll has confirmed that the American people understand and recognize the problem of liberal media bias. In fact, the bias is just one aspect of the corruption that surrounds us and infects the government.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that 55 percent of voters told pollsters that Trump was right when he charged the media were biased against him. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that “Overall, 56 percent of likely voters say the media is biased against Trump…”
commented 2016-11-09 13:18:39 -0500
@ Jimmy . . . ole Hillarious . . . the most Corrupt person to ever run for the Presidency has been turfed to the Curb . . . You, being a far-left loon just don’t get it . . . lol

Van Jones . . . is an Admitted Communist . . . the man is an IDIOT !
He was driven out of the Obama White House 6 years ago because of his Communist connections.

You Jimmy are “Out of Touch” with REALITY . . .
commented 2016-11-09 12:00:30 -0500
People here claimed I would disappear if Hillary lost.

Nope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdgewCeLtrU

This emotional speech pretty much sums it up. America literally came out of the wood works to rear its ugly, racist, sexist, bigoting, homophobic, white trash head. There is so much good in that amazing country but unfortunately it’s only 49% of the population.
commented 2016-11-09 09:53:05 -0500
Seeing how this election turned out pretty much as I predicted I won’t gloat – but I will titty twist the Hillary trolls unmercifully.

That said, the first thing a Trump victory means to Canada is that PM Tater Tot and his CO2 keystone cops have been made irrelevant on the global stage – Russia and America will have a closer relationship to the detriment of China and he will be on the wrong side of that alliance sucking hind teat to get a media selfie moment on the global stage – the Tot has been made tangential by 2 real statesmen taking the world stage
commented 2016-11-09 09:53:02 -0500
Seeing how this election turned out pretty much as I predicted I won’t gloat – but I will titty twist the Hillary trolls unmercifully.

That said, the first thing a Trump victory means to Canada is that PM Tater Tot and his CO2 keystone cops have been made irrelevant on the global stage – Russia and America will have a closer relationship to the detriment of China and he will be on the wrong side of that alliance sucking hind teat to get a media selfie moment on the global stage – the Tot has been made tangential by 2 real statesmen taking the world stage
commented 2016-11-09 09:53:02 -0500
Seeing how this election turned out pretty much as I predicted I won’t gloat – but I will titty twist the Hillary trolls unmercifully.

That said, the first thing a Trump victory means to Canada is that PM Tater Tot and his CO2 keystone cops have been made irrelevant on the global stage – Russia and America will have a closer relationship to the detriment of China and he will be on the wrong side of that alliance sucking hind teat to get a media selfie moment on the global stage – the Tot has been made tangential by 2 real statesmen taking the world stage
commented 2016-11-09 09:40:08 -0500
“No, the Liberal/NDP/Green cartel in Canada love the Democrats …”

True, HYACINTH. But the sad thing is, that’s about 65 percent of our population.
commented 2016-11-09 09:16:55 -0500
Peter Netterville You nailed it the same MSM bs is up here. Glad to see him elected things have to change.
commented 2016-11-09 09:08:05 -0500
“Well, Canadians mistakenly love Democrats and think their values are our values.”

No, the Liberal/NDP/Green cartel in Canada love the Democrats as evidenced by their hysterics witnessed prior to the election and the crying over their spilt milk today. Canadian conservatives are celebrating that Trump and the Republicans won.

After the website Bloomberg announced the winner, http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2016-election-results/
CBC still had old stats listed and no winner declared. When I went to sleep CBC still had no announcement nor updated their stats. CBC has proven once again it is agenda driven and firmly entrenched in the Liberal Red Tent.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-election-voting-problems-1.3842225
The CBC is crying over their spilt milk today majorly : “His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama.” Ah yes, there is the mean old scary boogie man card still being played, read the article, continual bashing of Trump as if it were pre-election still. Absolutely disgraceful that CBC is tax funded, cut the apron stings to the tax purse, we do not need such a biased agenda driven behemoth constantly sucking up tax dollars (well over 1 billion yearly funding).

I see the resident leftard troll is absent, still crying hiding under his blankie? Reading the leftards’ posts on various sites this morning I have only one more thing to add: Suck it up buttercups your propaganda smear campaign failed!!
commented 2016-11-09 04:44:45 -0500
The name calling has begun. According to the CBC, that parasite upon the taxpayers ass, babies will be still born, the hydro grid will collapse, the world will be at war. and god himself will be down here in the next few weeks. The Liberal rant of the sky is falling is damaging all those left wing states, Canada included. Just look at their markets and currencies. Hopefully, Trump will start a hotline for reporting anti American Canadians to Homeland Security. It is the most childish thing to rant about yet the Liberals thrive off this. I hear them constantly say “I hate all those Americans” and you ask them why and they give some ridiculous reason which only shows their sheep mentality. Let’s face it, Liberals are dreamers who live in a dream world. No country has ever survived as a Liberal state. Liberal thinking has all but destroyed England and Canada is only a few paces behind. Germany at least is starting to fight back. The Germans are realizing the Liberal attitude has become their death wish. The only thing Liberal governments do consistently is breed socialism and debt. Living proof is Canada. Look at the financial mess we are in. This was brought on by the frivolous spending of Liberal governments. If you need proof of the Liberal’s collective stupidity, you can so it in Justin Trudeau. No business or real work experience at all. Yet, based on his hair, he was elected. Now that is how people destroy a country.
commented 2016-11-09 04:26:59 -0500
Trump will be a good leader. If Canada’s , silly little PM, goes and tells Trump that his main job is saving the fucking Planet and the only way to do this is to TAX everything—- Canada will be in trouble.
commented 2016-11-09 03:31:26 -0500
Not to worry. THE DONALD HAS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-11-08 22:15:28 -0500
When Trump wins, just imagine how many babies will be saved.
There are over 100,000, that is one hundred THOUSAND babies aborted EACH DAY throughout the world.
Imagine. Now is the time to make changes and start helping young women to save their babies. Support, support, support. That doesn’t mean to just say it, it means to give support and find ways to support these young women from killing their babies.
I may sound like a recording, but this is reality. We need to start actually giving support to our brothers and sisters. I am my brother’s keeper.
commented 2016-11-08 19:03:09 -0500
Ropn Voss said, “The Calgary Herald reported on a recent poll revealing that there is strong support for Hillary in Alberta and across Canada! Ranging from 55% support in Manitoba to 79% in Nfld. 62% support in Alberta.”

I would suggest that it is more likely that the Calgary Herald itself supports Hillary and “massaged” the poll to say what they wanted to see.
commented 2016-11-08 18:47:33 -0500
If Clinton wins, it will solidify the Liberal agenda in Canada.
Canada, Trudeau, will only get worse.

In the US, whoever wins, Trump supporters will be persecuted and ostrasized. Hollywood will persecute actors and directors the way they did with Mel Gibson. Companies will be targeted.
They will seek revenge either way.
commented 2016-11-08 18:18:26 -0500
Regardless of who wins or steals the Election, the bottom line is, we in Canada are being severely damaged economically and socially by Trudeau and the Libranos.
Multiple reports coming out of the U.S. about voter fraud, machines not allowing voters to select Trump/Pence,or automatically defaulting to Clinton, and voter intimidation – mostly in PA, but also in OH and I suspect it is likely nation wide.
MAGA
commented 2016-11-08 18:07:42 -0500
All I could think of today were Ronald Reagan’s words to Mr. Gorbachev “tear down this wall”.
Let us hope and pray that God’s will will be to tear down the wall of evil and corruption in the US, tonight.
commented 2016-11-08 16:37:12 -0500
Good thing Canadians don’t get that vote. Yes, all the older people who have gave their opinion where I work are backing Hillary. But I live in the left coast, so…
commented 2016-11-08 14:52:40 -0500
Deborah I wouldn’t generalize that people in our age group are voting for Trump. I came back from a trip to Quebec and Ontario, and the people I least expected were pulling for Hillary. I don’t believe much by the Calgary Herald either but in this case you would have to say that the organization that conducted the poll were frauds.
commented 2016-11-08 14:35:10 -0500
Yes the polls are always dubious but assuming they’re even close to correct a large majority of dumbed down Canadians and even Albertans would support Killary. I knew we were gone but not that far gone. Killary isn’t even really a liberal. She only serves her self interests and otherwise just goes where the wind blows which kind of puts her on par with Trudeau as both have proven track records as clueless loose cannons. The end may well be near.
commented 2016-11-08 14:20:55 -0500
Ron Voss – I don’t believe anything that I read in the Calgary Herald. They are left-wing trash now. The people in my age group, that I talk to, are hoping for Trump. It’s the younger people who are drinking down the lies from the left, and they are the same group that voted for the pompous ass that is now sitting as PM of Canada.
commented 2016-11-08 14:01:55 -0500
The Calgary Herald reported on a recent poll revealing that there is strong support for Hillary in Alberta and across Canada! Ranging from 55% support in Manitoba to 79% in Nfld. 62% support in Alberta.
commented 2016-11-08 13:29:20 -0500
It will be dreary business having to hear all the smug Canadians whose candidate won the day. That’s the result I fear the most. The effect on Canada will be a long term cultural shift. With the US basically doubling down on opposing Syria and supporting ISIS (under Clinton), Trudeau will be emboldened to do the same. If she really is serious at staring down Russia over Syria we could even see WWIII. I hope it was just all political grandstanding which just puts the US in a much weaker place. With the diminishment of the US where will we look for strength? There will be a huge love in between Trudeau and the demon (I shall not speak her name)
commented 2016-11-08 13:13:26 -0500
If Trump wins, the MSM will start the largest anti-American campaign we have ever seen, which will be harmful to Canadians in general and actually hurt trade between small businesses.

If killary wins it will kill trade period(at least any fair trade). That’s if we even get that far, before the ballistic missiles are traded between Russia and the USA.
commented 2016-11-08 12:41:43 -0500
If Hillary and globalism wins, it means more open borders for Canada and all that that entails. The corruption will continue in the US and become a “new normal” justifying the Liberal corruption we put up with in Canada now. Trudeau’s vision of a “diverse” Canada with no inherent culture will fit right in with the Hillary vision. Hillary is also a warmonger that will suck Canada into more conflicts, perhaps including a war with Russia.
If Trump and nationalism wins, it means a more internal approach to economics and culture. Trudeau’s views of a “diverse” Canada will clash with the patriotism that will be instilled in Americans. If you’re a Canadian patriot, you will hope for a Trump win so that we too can stop the globalist forces and concentrate on building our country and society independently instead of according to Soros. Trump will prioritize keeping America out of international wars and conflicts, in the main.
God help us if Hillary wins.
commented 2016-11-08 12:34:04 -0500
Mr. Trump for POTUS!!!!!!!
Down with the evil witch Clinton!!!!!!!