August 08, 2017

Economic cloud on Canada’s horizon: Trudeau would kiss off NAFTA to stand firm on climate change

Brian LilleyArchive

Who would be crazy enough to want to put climate change at the centre of the soon to be renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement? Well, how about our Prime Minister? 

Trudeau recently told reporters he wants policies about climate change, reducing emissions and moving to a low-carbon economy in NAFTA, despite the fact that Canada has a real problem when it comes to the future of our resource industry.

“We are certainly looking for a better level playing field across North America on environmental protections,” Trudeau said.

That is a pretty major policy statement from the PM.

NAFTA is being renegotiated because of one man, Donald Trump. He wanted the deal reopened, and pulled the U.S. out of the climate accord, so if Trudeau wants moving to a low carbon economy on the table for NAFTA, he’s either kidding himself or proving his foolishness.

Watch as I explain that Trudeau isn’t the only one pushing nutty ideas like a border carbon tax and increased environmental regulations.

The new regulations are being criticized by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall but lauded by the David Suzuki Foundation. That fact alone tells you plenty.

Most politicians and political watchers aren’t cluing in yet. They are too busy glowing in the strong economic numbers, the never ending Trudeau selfies, socks and foreign media adulation.

But the money guys are already ahead of the curve and are pulling their money out.

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commented 2017-08-10 08:54:24 -0400
Dealing emotionally with the fear and rage this little Globalist POS traitor Justin produces in us citizens is trying and taxing.
This little shit-stain Justin, his masters, and their minions are Hell-bent on destroying Canada from within and aiding and abetting those without, with the same intent. It’s well beyond obvious to anyone who isn’t a retard or a lefty.
I know there were good people in the ’30’s who knew the evil potential of Adolph and comrades and could have acted to end him – why didn’t they…
Why don’t they now?
commented 2017-08-09 17:50:15 -0400
Christopher Pringle he did not even do that, he is just cornering the legal market for the liberal cronies. So prices will go up both in the highly taxed stores and the illegal market will know they can charge more as well.
commented 2017-08-09 13:26:40 -0400
our Boy King had one agenda item – legalization – as libertarian as I want – but on international he remains a child without sense – he still cries with Obama on the loss of Killary – who would have been a carbonazi of global import.
commented 2017-08-09 12:59:11 -0400
I wouldn’t put it passed this traitor to nationalize energy!
commented 2017-08-09 11:17:34 -0400
Carbon taxes-Government collects the tax money for what? Why economists believe taxing companies is the answer? Another source of revenue for Government, this attitude fails to look down the line and follow the money. We need clean energy companies to compete with existing energy companies. If clean energy is availible for the same price as existing sources consumers will opt for clean energy, perhaps even pay a little more because it makes them feel good. The down the line impact of greater taxation of energy producers will give them the incentive to flee, and give a government taxation revenue that hurts the economy. Higher tax revenue but at the expenses of jobs and eventually less tax revenue as energy companies leave.
commented 2017-08-09 09:05:10 -0400
Move to the cash economy and move to secure some things that can be used down the road as barter.

Cash to prevent tracking and perhaps save some gold and or silver in small amounts. Do not keep it in the bank.

I know someone who keeps it behind the drywall in a few rooms in her house.

One would never know.

Do not laugh at this – it takes years to be ready for what is coming.

Billy Howard is 100% correct in his assessment.

You need to become a bit more prepared to meet the future.
commented 2017-08-09 04:08:12 -0400
I just watched On The Money on CBC. They just won’t shut up about climate change and how Trump is wrong about it.
commented 2017-08-09 02:11:47 -0400
So, more silliness by the twits of Ottawa… The point is:- economic reality across North America will prevail in the coming months and years; so as the American economy recovers under Trump, such childish plays by Trudeau are not only going to be ignored but flattened by this reality… The Boy Blunder and Buttskie have not yet had their noses bloodied by the world’s largest economy next door, but that is coming… Even Papa Trudeau recognized the existence of “the elephant”… Seems nobody around The Boy Blunder has the guts to remind him of this fact…
commented 2017-08-09 00:58:52 -0400
Horgan just increased Welfare rates in BC by 15%, and has given free night school for everyone. Now single mom’s can afford another Taxpayer dependent brat.

Billy Howard—You forgot one optimistic fact in your post, " The faster Canada burns to the ground, the quicker Trudeau, Wynne, Horgan and Notley will be fired.
commented 2017-08-09 00:24:06 -0400
Billy Howard, you present a very dark & grim picture & no matter how much I don’t want to believe it, you are probably right, because as common sense people we are greatly outnumbered by those who fit into those categories.
The day Trudeau was elected, was the day Canada started to fall into the abyss & only God knows what it will look like by the time the next election rolls around.
Everytime he opens his mouth, nothing good ever comes out of it. He has done nothing for Canada & those that have benefitted are all foreign.
If he & Freeland in her little red dress start bullying Trump with their ridiculous climate extravagance, he won’t stand for it & I hope he stands his ground. According to Trudeau & his followers weather & climate have only existed in the last few years. As long as I’ve been around there have been forest fires, floods, drought, very hot weather, very cold weather. They’re aware, but choose to ignore the facts so they can keep pushing their stupid examples & scare the low informed.
commented 2017-08-08 21:56:55 -0400
Another example how extreme leftard this gov’t is. Incredible destruction after this bastard.
commented 2017-08-08 21:54:01 -0400
Billy Howard, that is one depressing comment, made worse by the fact that you are spot-on.
commented 2017-08-08 21:26:48 -0400
I have said it many time:

A country and the voters get the government they deserve.

Unfortunately from what I have seen the Conservative and the (hope not) NDP alternatives are not much better.
commented 2017-08-08 21:23:09 -0400
The wolf of Wall Street will laugh and leave the table taking a lot of trade with him – leaving the yappy whelp sitting in a puddle of his own making.
commented 2017-08-08 21:22:26 -0400
Eventually Canada will have to get welfare from an enemy nation, under their terms

These are great crimes being committed against our country by our CRIMEMINISTER
commented 2017-08-08 20:27:36 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented 18 mins ago

The only ones left to vote for CPC are hard-working taxpayers not depending on gov’t largesse.
= Liberal majority in 2019 and beyond, until we get to the degree of collapse that Venezuela is experiencing.

Diversity is Our Strength = Divide and Conquer

They’ve already sold us out.
commented 2017-08-08 20:23:19 -0400
By unilaterally adopting disastrous green energy policies and imposing burdensome carbon taxes, the four horseman of the Canadian economic apocalypse (Trudeau, Wynne, Notley & Horgan) have painted themselves into a corner. They have made Canadian energy and industry non-competitive relative to the U.S.. They now have no choice but to try to get Trump to follow their radical environmental foolishness. Good luck with that guys.
commented 2017-08-08 20:07:50 -0400
Trudeau may destroy the economy but he’ll still win the next election with style points.
Scheer has no style. Scheer’s centre-left policies leave him somewhat similar to Liberal, so no real change if CPC wins. He’s a lowly Christian, whereas Trudeau is, well, y’know.
The kids will be stoned on pot and vote for Justin.
The single mom’s will continue to swoon and vote for Justin.
Those that aren’t ultra-communist will vote Justin. (the ultra-commies will vote NDP)
All the illegal migrants and their friends and family will vote for Justin.
Government workers will vote JT.
All welfare recipients will vote Justin.
All proponents of Sharia law will vote for Justin.
The gays (ironically) will vote Justin.
The Atlantic teet-sucking provinces will vote Justin.
The climate change zealots will vote Justin.
The aboriginal population will vote for Justin (it’s a native tradition)

The only ones left to vote for CPC are hard-working taxpayers not depending on gov’t largesse.
= Liberal majority in 2019 and beyond, until we get to the degree of collapse that Venezuela is experiencing.

Diversity is Our Strength = Divide and Conquer
commented 2017-08-08 19:50:15 -0400
Funny , I was thinking this morning – after the Khadr payout and the open border fiasco , what else could the idiot boy do to top those two soul destroying acts ? Voila’ , he comes up with even more nonsense. Who is this f**kin’ idiot ? GOD ! 2019 can’t come soon enough !
commented 2017-08-08 19:44:04 -0400
I am sure the managers of Baby Doc’s ‘blind trust’, of his Butts’ investments, of Suzuki’s investments, or of the investments of Notley, Weaver, Horgan, Wynne, and other socialist elites are taking note. By taking note, they are investing in American coal, oil and gas. That may be why we have the energy policies we have in Canada, to enhance the American investments of our socialist leaders…kind of what happened for Chavez and Modero.
commented 2017-08-08 19:39:49 -0400
As soon as the mindless hairdo brings this into the negotiations, I hope Trump sends him packing!