January 09, 2017

Will Trump’s policies shut down American factories in Canada, too?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Something big is happening in the United States, even before Donald Trump has been sworn in as president: He’s bringing factories back, reversing a 30-year-trend.

Already, he’s convinced Carrier, Ford and General Motor not to move plants to Mexico.

But what does that mean for Canada, and our auto industry (or what’s left of it)?

Canada’s dollar is the lowest it’s been in ten years. That means the whole country is 25 per cent off — and we still can’t beat the U.S. for industrial investment. Why? Well, taxes for one thing. But there’s more:

Will it be a cap and trade scheme for imaginary carbon dioxide “pollution”? Higher electricity prices in Ontario, the highest in North America already? Trudeau’s carbon tax?

There are even musings by Ontario’s Liberals to crack down on gasoline-powered cars altogether.

If you were Ford, would you really choose Canada right now?

Don’t be surprised if, one day, Donald Trump tweets about a U.S. company doing business in Canada.

And don’t be surprised if that company, already barely hanging on here because of our carbon taxes and corporate taxes, says what GM, Ford and Carrier said: President Trump, we’re coming home.

Tonight’s guests: Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann talks about the problem Minneapolis is having with refugees — and his belief that Canada will be inundated with "refugees" from Trump's America.

NEXT: Breitbart’s Joel Pollak critiques Obama's final speech as president, in Chicago.

We discuss Obama's failure to live up to his promise to bring "hope" to America.

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commented 2017-01-10 20:26:36 -0500
Canada doesn’t need Bogus Refugeees . We don’t event need Legit ones. YOU are all an unnecessary burden on Society. There is no jobs for you that PAY more than WELFARE. Fuck OFF
commented 2017-01-10 11:28:14 -0500
About Meryl Streep’s ‘crise de conscience’ on full display at the Golden Globe Awards, one must remember the artful Ms. Streep is an equal opportunity defender of the downtrodden . In an award ceremony, years past , it was with obvious rapture that Ms.Streep and her Gollywoo {Hollywood} sycophants gave a standing ovation to a child molester . Roman Polanski’s adulation was for a Goolywoo ‘progressive’ elitist , one of their own ‘brilliant’ & ‘beautiful’ people with a minuscule sexual flaw, he favoured little girls in bed ~!?!

A sobering thought in all this j’accuse hypocrisy is that we’d be hard-pushed to find an industry that encourages more disrespect, mockery and violence than Gollywoo { & always with gratuitous T&A }.
commented 2017-01-10 10:06:00 -0500
Hi Mongrel,

That too.
commented 2017-01-10 09:25:05 -0500
Texas looks good under Trump. No question.
commented 2017-01-10 08:58:17 -0500
Robert McClelland,

Canadians aren’t going to look south of the border with envy, they are going to move south of the border where they can work with pride. I have a couple of acquaintances in the process of doing so, and a son considering Texas.

commented 2017-01-10 06:25:27 -0500
they are shutting down our energy sector and flooding us with radical murderers..iv decided they are trying to destroy us & not just stupid.
commented 2017-01-10 06:21:01 -0500
they want to destroy our country, no one can be that stupid Elton.
commented 2017-01-10 06:01:28 -0500
Well put Elton Braun… Of the three possibilities you posited, I’m afraid that your third alternative may indeed be at play… Some “greens” are crazy enough to pursue any policy that reverts Western civilization to living in a manner before electricity was invented… And of course modern medicine, transportation, plastics of any sort, digital communications, and any food you don’t grow yourself… Groovy, eh?…
commented 2017-01-10 05:59:47 -0500
Life is going to get very difficult for Canadian lefties as Trump demonstrates what competent government is all about. Canadians are going to look south of the border with envy.
commented 2017-01-10 01:49:19 -0500
Ezra, what do you think will happen to Belinda Stronach and her auto parts manufacturing company?
commented 2017-01-10 01:36:54 -0500
We don’t need American factories in Canada . Build our own factories , manufacture our own resources into usable commodities. Take a lesson from Trump and quit whining. Quit hiring low paid migrants over our own Canadian born citizens for starters. Generate jobs so we can have money to spend on our own Canadian made products. Why not try to stand on our own two feet rather than having China, the US or Korea and Pakistan , etc, wipe our asses? Quit sending our raw resources out of the county to China and the US so other countries generate jobs from our own natural resources. Quit being exploited Canada. Next they will be sucking us dry of fresh , clean water.
commented 2017-01-10 01:15:21 -0500
Yes it is going to be bad. From Kevin Libin in the NP-when Trudeau was in Calgary last month trying to sell his destructive policies to the oil and gas sector he said, “If the US wants to take a step back from (climate regulations) quite frankly, I think we should look at that as an extraordinary opportunity for Canada and for Canadians. Being stong on the environment and strong on the economy go together.” When a couple of people called him out on this nonsensical nothingspeak on twitter Butts tweeted, the smart capital is hardly “betting on carbon these days.” Butts’ strategy is what started Ontario on its’ whirlwind downward spiral. Either these people’s brains are still stuck in kindergarten and they truly have no clue what’s coming, or they really do want to destroy our country. There’s no other alternatives.
commented 2017-01-10 00:58:09 -0500
Mette Reed—-" Migrants working for lower wages and taking Can. jobs ." Don’t worry, these people don’t work even if they were qualified. They want welfare and free stuff. On Sat. the Rebel had a lady commenting from Germany.(I guess) She said that the African migrants were so so lazy.
commented 2017-01-09 23:25:24 -0500
This is going to be bad. What with Trump making the US so business-friendly, and our elites who are anti-business and happy to see them go, as Wynn was with Heinz. Add our stupid carbon tax and excessive red tape. Add to that we’ll get stuck with all their low-lifes. Add to that the thousands of Lefty students coming here. Add to that the Muslims that will flee here. Add to that the shear incompetence of
our PMO. We’re going to be hurting pretty bad by the time we get rid of Wynn, Trudeau and Notely!

It’s really amazing how much a difference the guy at the top makes!! Trump is proving Obummer wrong when he says “you didn’t make that”. Well, yeah, Trump IS making America great again, where Barry failed!
commented 2017-01-09 23:12:09 -0500
It’s the policies of the idiots that run this country that are doing that.
commented 2017-01-09 22:47:39 -0500
Bill Elder, arrogant is right. Idiot tater and company still think that globalism is right! As the rest of the worlds population is starting to push back against it, tater and Soros are going to make Canada the hill that globalist die on.
commented 2017-01-09 22:39:47 -0500
Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall in that room with Trump’s team and the Cdn. flunkies. We’ll see who’s kissing whose Butts when it’s all over.
commented 2017-01-09 21:48:47 -0500
Hey, Prez Trump, we don’t want your nasty American Muzzly Wuzzlys in Canada, we is all full up with nasty Canadian Muzzly Wuzzlys already. In addition, Prez Trump, how about making our Muzzly Leader Trudeau, build a wall, just like Mexico. Make him pay for it out of the Trudeau Foundation. We can’t afford it ourselves, what with the Carbon Tax scam.

Trudeau Foundation Exposed; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgxwqG8qxB8
commented 2017-01-09 21:27:47 -0500
There’s going to be some big drug gang wars coming up when the Canadian border is border less , you think surrey is bad now , innocent people will die from stray lead in the atmosphere
commented 2017-01-09 21:22:39 -0500
Trump’s protectionist agenda will slash taxes for domestic US production and raise tariffs on imports made in Canada – the manufacturers will react the way that best suits their bottom line – which would be to close Canadian factories supplying US markets.

However, Trump has stated all agreements are open for “renegotiation” I assume that means whatever part of the auto pact which survived in NAFTA. Trump is a negotiator – he’ll deal, make an offer – but we are off to a bad start when our PM snubs Trump’s inauguration invitation and he responds in kind by cancelling meetings here.
That was a really stupid move – but par for the course for PM selfie, who only pays lip service to the middle class while arrogantly ignoring opportunities to save their jobs. We will have a GDP crisis on our hands this year and there is only one person to blame.
commented 2017-01-09 21:10:05 -0500
- Trump’s concern is American companies that relocate to countries like Mexico & China where they can take advantage of cheap labor & then export their goods back to the US. Canada doesn’t really fit into this equation. (Side note – most of the MMA champions are not from the US. A lot are from Brazil. Streep is an idiot.) Canada’s problem is our insistence on pushing globalist policies. They’ve done a great job of pushing jobs out of Canada – now they’ll be going to the US instead of China & Mexico.

- The Liberals love fake refugees. More globalist policies in action.

- Obama is going to do as much damage as he can on the way out. He will go down as the worst president in US history. His only “accomplishment” was Obamacare & it started falling apart before he even left office.
commented 2017-01-09 21:00:46 -0500
Migrants working for lower wages and taking Canadian jobs, taking up space in hospitals beds and overcrowded classrooms, draining our social services, voting for the Liberal government. Big problem! Say no way!
commented 2017-01-09 20:54:43 -0500
Stupid brainwashed, Canadians and this refugee BS. No more. If the US said no, obviously we should too! Wake up. Immigration Lawyers benefit from Immigration but it is not in the best interests of Canada. It is becoming more of a burden with little gain, unless of course you’re an Immigration Lawyer or a politician bringing in voters.
Our cities in Canada are turning into third-world slums. No tolerance for immigration we don’t need it.
commented 2017-01-09 20:46:05 -0500
Obama and Junior share so many childlike qualities. Obama is now the petulant child being dragged from the room screaming while holding on to the carpet.
commented 2017-01-09 20:43:40 -0500

Nope, the astronaut did not have the guts to dig in, work hard, and make an effort to win against Baby Doc. Now it is one of the Baby Doc cabinet eunuchs, hoping for a bone from the table of the lord. I think astronaut was a bullet well dodged, except in the dodging the Lying Party of Corruption gave us Baby Doc, so the losing coin for Canada had two sides.

commented 2017-01-09 20:26:45 -0500
Once enough business flees to the south of the border, maybe the liberals will do what is best for Canada and send Small Potatoe’s on a permanent vacation on that Billionaire Boys Club island. Herr Reich’s Führer Butt’s:“We should have gone with the astronaut”!

commented 2017-01-09 20:25:48 -0500
Get them all the hell out!
commented 2017-01-09 20:14:18 -0500
While Junior has been soaking up the sun on the Aga Khan’s island, Trump has been hard at work trying to make the rust belt great again. He’s done this even before he has been sworn in.