October 18, 2017

“Freeland’s claims about NAFTA are downright nuts”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, is accusing the United States of deliberately trying to undermine the North American Free Trade Agreement through a series of demands she calls "troubling.”

If you're unfamiliar with Freeland's unique negotiation style, it can best be described as manic; she previously stormed out of the CETA negotiations in tears.

A fourth round of NAFTA negotiations has just wrapped up in Virginia, and Freeland says the “unconventional” demands from the United States are making her work much more challenging.

In reality, the Americans are sick of us subsidizing failing companies like Bombardier. That's not unconventional. That's business.

Canada's demands are so bizarre that President Trump has threatened to cancel NAFTA all together. And who can really blame him?

But he's negotiating with people who want to turn a long running free trade agreement into a social justice, gender studies, safe-space hand-holding party.

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commented 2017-10-20 19:13:23 -0400
Andy, I wonder what the LPC meetings are like in advance of NAFTA talks. I imagine Trudeau’s idiots try to conceive even more outrageous topics to bring to the table…nothing whatsoever to do with trade negotiations. Next, the LPC will be demanding the US amend the 1st Amendment compelling citizens to use pronouns that binaryphobic individuals can live with; quickly followed by Islamophobia laws preventing any criticism of an ideology which forbids any criticism! Then Crying Minister Freeland will admonish the US government for not subscribing to the post-national state doctrine, and demand the US erase any borders and forget about closely controlled immigration.
commented 2017-10-20 02:03:15 -0400
I’m probably not the only one who wonders what the scenario is like at the various NAFTA sub-committe negotiations… The Canadian team enters the room each morning and is scratched behind the ears like some cute slobbering Newfie puppy?…
commented 2017-10-19 21:43:03 -0400
Richard – I don’t believe the US is not prepared to quibble over the nuances of the deal. Trump is under pressure from his support base to cancel NAFTA completely – that is where his position starts just coming into the negotiations. American industry is in a protectionist mode right now and the air-headed fools we have at the table are in way over their heads. We NEED US markets, no matter what otherwise we will have a surplus of productivity and a trade deficit – that will strangle us. Securing US trade is essential to our economic survival, and we have sent delinquent children to secure that trade.
commented 2017-10-19 21:31:44 -0400
Freeland really likes her little red dress. No time to shop trying to meet all of Trudeau’s demands.
When I heard of what Canada wanted to insert in NAFTA, I was truly baffled. What the heck has the climate or indigenous demands have to do with trade. Bizarre to say the least, but if you read CTV News, Trump is the obstructor. I wonder really how Freeland likes to be Trudeau’s puppet, making herself look stupid & silly by having to push her boss agenda in a trade agreement & the Americans responding with “duh”.
commented 2017-10-19 21:02:02 -0400
- Freeland’s comments are being parroted by the media party. I doubt most Canadians are stupid enough to buy it. The Liberals will start a trade war with the US. It’s a needless war Canada has no chance of winning.
commented 2017-10-19 20:09:14 -0400
The American trade team probably thinks they’re in the Twilight zone negotiating with miss boo hoo nobody is playing nice , Her and Climate Barbie make a good pair , Both way over their heads . Time to hit the reset button before it’s to late . All you Harper haters should be proud . This Liberal government has to go . Not sure Andy is the right guy either not a conservative .
commented 2017-10-19 17:39:09 -0400
The Chapter 19 dispute resolution system is not necessary anymore with the court and WTO mechanisms in place. Give that up. Also give up the soviet style marketing boards. In return, get greater access to US Federal projects. State and local projects will need Freeland to get off her ass and make separate agreements with those individual governments. In the end, we give up an antiquated dispute system, better our “middle class” with more choice on the store shelves, and get more access to US Federal projects. Trump could go for that, without all the additional excrement thrown in.
commented 2017-10-19 14:25:06 -0400
THANKS DAN , that explains scheer appearing on the set of 22 morons , they’ll still make fun of him
Conservatives need a back bench revolt to remove the dolt before campaign begins
commented 2017-10-19 12:05:49 -0400
William Elder, I do believe you’ve got it. If this isn’t treason they have redefined that word too.
Buy some silver to hedge the loonie fall.
commented 2017-10-19 12:00:05 -0400
This is what happens when you let a bunch of namby-pamby and whiny-ass Lieberals who are operating well above their pay grade negotiate with tried and proven business people. The Clown Prince of The Lieberal Party wants to push all his pet projects on NAFTA and has instructed his minions to push the agenda. Sad really. It’s like watching a little league ball team with piss poor coaching play the best MLB team.

It’s embarrassing to be a true Canadian these days with the head clown running the circus.
commented 2017-10-19 11:28:33 -0400
This government has orders from its foreign owners to collapse NAFTA so China and Saudis can buy us up at 10 cents on the dollar when our resultant trade deficits plummet the loonie.
commented 2017-10-19 11:25:58 -0400
This is hilarious. All of these social engineering attempts by Trudeau and Freeland in the new NAFTA deal are a joke. One question for them: How far do you think you will get if you walk into negotiations for free trade with China and make the same demands? Like, China really cares about aboriginal, gender, union, and social justice rights! Yup!!
This points more and more to a previous suspicion – Trudeau wants out of this deal so that he can forge ahead with closer and closer ties to his favourite political machine – China.
I am glad that I am 66 and into the last stretch of my life. I think we will be okay until I am off to glory, but I fear for my kids and grandkids. In light of conversations I have with liberals/left wingers, I fear that we are right on the brink of becoming the next Europe, which is lost already to their own stupidity and cowardess. I lived in West Germany in the late 70’s and it was a delight to experience real German (in my case “Bavarian”) culture, language, etc. That is coming to an end, and the same will happen to Canadian culture. Canadian culture has always been so admired around the world, but in Trudeau’s post-nationalist vision we will be little different from his beloved China or Saudi Arabia.
commented 2017-10-19 03:16:59 -0400
And more troubles looming on Canada’s trade horizon… Not only is Get Your Red Dress On Freeland in way over her head, she better be prepared for more to come… The “social silliness” the Canadian negotiating team is trying to tuck into the discussions is not going to be tolerated by the Americans much longer… I once again predict that we better enjoy this coming Christmas season as the last under NAFTA… Come Trump’s first anniversary in office on January 20th, there is going to be an ice cold bucket of “reality water” thrown at Freeland and her team of twits…
commented 2017-10-19 03:11:43 -0400
David Heinze great question, the answer is ruination.
commented 2017-10-19 01:36:38 -0400
The demands Canada is making via Freeland are hilarious.
Freeland, it’s a TRADE deal not a social experiment! Go make those demands on China and see how far you get. These people are insane. Canada is looking pretty ridiculous these days.
commented 2017-10-19 01:31:40 -0400
Dan that is priceless. I guess we have arrived for the government to actively be trying to shut us down by badmouthing us to all its members on a regular basis. I think most Canadians , regardless of persuasion, find it odd for the government to be weighing in on a media outlet this way. Nice to know we have them on the run.

Hows that sucking up plan workin for ya Scheer, are ya feelin the love from the left yet?
commented 2017-10-18 23:37:47 -0400
Dan that is too funny. Cries of desperation.
commented 2017-10-18 22:36:16 -0400
Freeland ain’t the only whack-a-doodle on Justin’s Wrecking Crew…
So that stunned look on Freeland’s face is actually a ‘manic’ look…aha.

The Liberals must be feeling the heat from SHEILA GUNN REID, and THEREBEL in general.
A very desperate sounding fundraising letter from Justin:
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RE: The Conservatives and Rebel Media
UPDATE (from Liberal.ca) via bounce.bluestatedigital.com
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Dan, the Conservatives’ ties with Rebel Media are deepening.

On Monday, Andrew Scheer walked out on his own news conference and refused to answer journalists’ questions about his leadership campaign director, Hamish Marshall, and how he reportedly shared office space with Rebel Media during Scheer’s campaign.

Then, just last night, it was revealed that the Conservative Party’s 2019 election campaign will now be chaired by the very same person — Hamish Marshall — who, media reports say, was still listed as a Director for Rebel Media as recently as last month. - ‘Conservatives name former Rebel Media director as 2019 campaign chair’ – CBC news, October 17, 2017 - ‘Scheer walks out on media when asked about campaign manager’s Rebel ties’ – The Globe and Mail, October 16, 2017

Really, Mr. Scheer?

Canadians are profoundly disappointed that the Conservatives still won’t end their ties with Rebel Media, an organization described by the Canadian Press as “increasingly linked with the alt-right”.

Instead, they’re doing the opposite — deepening their ties by promoting a former Rebel Media director to lead their entire campaign organization.

Dan, the far-right and hateful positions promoted by the Rebel Media organization have no place in Canadian politics.

Nearly 15,000 Canadians have already added their name to call on the Conservatives to end their ties with the Rebel Media, and now we’re asking you to do the same. Let’s work together to unite Canadians behind leadership that brings us together.

Add your voice ➜

Thanks for your support,

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“…the far-right and hateful positions promoted by the Rebel Media organization have no place in Canadian politics…” ! ?
Boy, that sounds like fightin’ words!
commented 2017-10-18 21:42:23 -0400
Bombardier just last year received a 300m Pounds Sterling from the UK, for their plant in Northern Ireland. Now they are threatening to move from N Ireland if the UK leaves the EU. Better pay back the 300m first Boys, or you may find yourselves grounded.

Trump, like most Canadians, dose not like Trudeau because his big mouth and small brain. This was easy to see at the European Conference. In fact everybody was avoiding Him. Trudeau is the cause of Trumps tax on Bombardier products. He did not wag his tail hard enough and tried to growl.

Poor Justin, screwed up again.
commented 2017-10-18 20:41:27 -0400
This is what happens when you elect a government with a diversity trumps merit policy. We live in the world’s most diverse dictatorship.
I do think the China trade theory has some merit but imagine these idiots trying to hammer out a trade deal with China using the same BS. Their whole strategy would change drastically.
commented 2017-10-18 20:37:39 -0400
VINCENT KOGUT I don’t know what world you are living in and what you are listening to or from who, but you do have it all backwards. I would strongly advise you to listen again carefully to Sheila’s report then try to understand what she is saying. In fact it might do you some good to listen to the report more than once in order for you to understand it completely.
Since when does climate, aboriginal, feminism, gender and women’s issues have anything to do with negotiating trade deals. How is adding all those Jihadi Justin issues going to make for a better trade deal with the US.
The simple fact of the matter is that neither Jihadi Justin or crybaby Freeland know any thing about negotiations and very little about trade, they thought they would dazzle President Trump with all the virtue signaling and try and confuse him into agreeing with idiotic, asinine statements and agreements.
Jihadi Justin and crybaby Freeland are completely out of their minds and never will be in the same league as President Trump, especially when trying to pull all the shit they are trying to pull.
commented 2017-10-18 20:15:08 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented, “Where is CPC on a trade agreement with the US?”
Under Scheer, the CPC has become a one-note Opposition focusing almost exclusively on the Liberal’s tax grab, which the Liberals may have hoped wouid happen so they can do all their other crazy things unimpeded. Also, don’t forget Scheer snatched the Quebec vote away from Bernier by supporting the milk marketing boards.
commented 2017-10-18 19:58:28 -0400
Maurice, I’m surprised too. Alternatively, President Trump is giving Canada enough rope….he can then say he did everything possible to have productive talks, however, the negotiators from Canada were impossible to deal with.
commented 2017-10-18 19:16:27 -0400
I’m really surprised that Trump hasn’t pulled out of NAFTA and called all his negotiators home already. To borrow a phrase from Kevin O’Leary, Freeland is a “nut bar”, and you can’t negotiate with a nut bar.
commented 2017-10-18 19:01:58 -0400
Funny how the Liberals now say Canada has a cultural identity….recognize the CBC and, all that other crap the Crying Minister of Foreign Trade throws at the US. Ask her why she is proposing all this in a Trade agreement; her response will be “Because it’s 2017”. These NAFTA talks must have the US and Mexico thinking they have walked into the Twilight Zone.

The LPC is making Canada a laughingstock every time we turn around!
commented 2017-10-18 18:43:16 -0400
Where is CPC on a trade agreement with the US? What is their stand on the US/CDA option (leaving out Mexico), or the US/CDA/UK possibilities? On leaving out the nonsensical virtue-signaling gender/aboriginal inclusions? Why isn’t CPC there as observers and negotiating behind closed doors on a post-Trudeau agreement?
commented 2017-10-18 18:42:07 -0400
Canada never was a strong player, save whenever they funnelled subsidies into one disaster after another.

Calling out the Progressivist-Sodomites surrounding JT was a long time coming.

As for Freeland’s PMSing, this midget needs to be kicked to the curb.
commented 2017-10-18 18:41:41 -0400
I’m tired of both levels of government, Federal and Quebec subsidizing Bombardier. (The Conservatives also gave Bombarier millions.) At the same time Sheila Reid fails to mention all the subsidies that American firms, including Boeing, and farmers receive. The Americans want it all. It is the Americans who are making ridiculous demands. President Trump stated over and over again that he intends to end NAFTA. Canada’s demands are not bizarre. The US negotiators are deliberatley making demands that Canada or Mexico cannot agree to, because Trump wants to end NAFTA, not Canada.
commented 2017-10-18 18:41:40 -0400
I’m tired of both levels of government, Federal and Quebec subsidizing Bombardier. (The Conservatives also gave Bombarier millions.) At the same time Sheila Reid fails to mention all the subsidies that American firms, including Boeing, and farmers receive. The Americans want it all. It is the Americans who are making ridiculous demands. President Trump stated over and over again that he intends to end NAFTA. Canada’s demands are not bizarre. The US negotiators are deliberatley making demands that Canada or Mexico cannot agree to, because Trump wants to end NAFTA, not Canada.