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.