March 16, 2017

Trump vows Detroit comeback, but what will that mean for Canadian auto workers?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last night, Trump flew to Michigan to give his auto sector speech. For one thing, he says he isn’t abandoning fuel efficiency standards, but they’ll be reviewed, and auto workers' jobs will count as much as environmental lobbyists.

He says he wants car companies to start building in Michigan again.

But what about Canada?

Our auto industry is still huge. Not sure how they’re going to survive Trudeau’s carbon tax and Kathleen Wynne’s cap and trade, though.

What if Trump says, I want Ford, Chrysler and GM to move to the U.S.?

Let’s look to the hard-left-wing, Trudeau-loving union called Unifor, that represents many auto workers. Here’s Unifor’s national boss, Jerry Dias:

"Maybe we can listen to people who have a preoccupation with creating jobs, even if he’s completely nuts. Trump is nuts, let’s be candid, he shoots from the hip, he’s racist, sexist, he’s got some huge problems, but at least he’s having a discussion about creating jobs, which I welcome.”

But wait: Jerry Dias’ endorsed candidate, Carbon Tax Trudeau, won. Cap and Trade Wynne won. Dias got his socialist, environmentalist dream.

I bet a lot of Canadian autoworkers wish they had a “nut” as a president too…

NEXT: Martin Collacott is a former Canadian ambassador in Asia and the Middle East.

Tonight, he and I talk about the urgent need for a government plan to deal with the rush of illegals flooding across our border.

THEN: Former Harper cabinet minister Joe Oliver says the Trudeau Liberals are "drunk on spending" and need to halt their proposed raise to the capital gains tax.

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commented 2017-03-20 15:28:45 -0400
Excellent show, Ezra, as usual. On the UN, I’m with Claudia Rosett. The UN long ago became not just dysfunctional but an anti-Western, anti-democratic force that works against the best interests of the world’s people. The UN’s “Climate Change” and “Human Rights” bureaucracies are just two examples that illustrate this.

I like Billy Howard’s idea of a new organization having democracy, liberty and freedom as the basis for membership. It would initially include all the wealthiest nations and so there would be a lot of incentive for others to clean up their acts to qualify for membership. It would be good if Trump started the ball rolling on this by cutting UN funding and, along with Rex Tillerson, et al, start promoting the idea with the other democracies.
commented 2017-03-17 16:23:17 -0400
Ezra, in response to your thoughts on UN reformation or abandonment:
As with the League of Nations, the United Nations has outlived its righteous purpose. Democracies around the world see it as an enterprise contrary to their interests. It’s time to start anew with something like the “United Democratic Nations”.
A definition of a “real” democracy will be part of the contract of nations, as well as the democratic right of the members to vote in or out any country that turns dictatorial, or becomes democratic.
Just think, if as a group we only helped member nations, that would be a very attractive incentive for other countries to democratize and seek to join the UDN, since true democracies are generally affluent by comparison.
If Trump started something like this (pulling out of the UN completely) there would likely be a line-up of countries wanting to join, and abandon the dictatorship club that is the UN.
commented 2017-03-17 14:39:20 -0400
- I guess Canadian autoworkers will just have to accept being sacrificed to the god of corruption by the high priests of the climate cult. The thing I’ve noticed about Donald Trump is that he just doesn’t act like a politician, even now. When he won the election & the Democrats were pulling their recount nonsense & doing their best to undermine him he went on his “thank you” tour. Now he’s going to the rust belt & repeating his promises to US automakers. Politicians usually make promises & then make a bunch of back room deals behind closed doors & hope they come up with something that looks like they’re keeping their promise. Trump goes to the people & it’s up to Congress people & others to decide if they want to block him & cut their own throats.

- Trudeau & his Liberals are hitting the same wall that tax & spend socialists always hit eventually. It’s the point where more taxes equal less revenue. It seems that socialists always have to relearn this because they live in a world where feelings are the same as facts & reality is a persistent nuisance. The problem is that it’s the people that pay the price for this – over & over again.

- With the snow melting the flood of fake refugees will only get worse. Don’t expect any action on this developing crisis until it goes critical & overwhelms our ability to deal with it.
commented 2017-03-17 14:38:35 -0400
Martin Callacott knows what’s up.
commented 2017-03-17 14:33:15 -0400
Transfer tax hike, yeah good move Justin. Who is going to sell anything in that climate? More slow down in the economy is all that will accomplish. So much for that raid on taxpayers money for the coffers. No one will be unloading any assets. Good to have Joe shining a light on Justin’s moves to balance the budget (or have it balance itself I should say.)
commented 2017-03-17 14:29:21 -0400
I wish I had seen Detroit in its hay days. The architecture in that city is beautiful. It was once a hub, not just for car manufacturing but for the arts, music (Motown, which I grew up on). The energy in that once vibrant city must have been incredible. I have no doubt Trump can bring it back to life. I hope Canada suffers accordingly. It is the only way we are going to get Trudeau out. I fear everyone, has to feel the pain to affect the necessary change here. The sooner the better. Lets get this painful operation over with.

I bet it makes Moore’s large body mass cringe when he thinks of the mileage the right has banged out of that comment he made explaining why down trodden Joe voted for Trump. His description was spot on.
commented 2017-03-17 14:24:58 -0400
Basically Trudeau is colluding with traffickers, human smugglers. He asked for this with his unmistakable invitation. ‘What would you do to destroy Canada’. Exactly what Trudeau is doing with the direction of his evil twin Gerald Butts.
commented 2017-03-17 13:06:55 -0400
Trump is doing what a national leader should do.

Build his country.

Canada’s limp wristed boy is doing what the globalists want – spending money like a drunken sailor and driving his country into the ground.

Canada needs a Trump.

As for the auto industry….

Does anyone actually believe that the limp wristed boy even knows where it is?
commented 2017-03-17 10:42:30 -0400
Jerry Raketti said, “I find myself daydreaming; of a Trump-Harper Tag Team to Prosperity…. alas; it wasn’t meant to be’.”

Yea, wouldn’t that have been something fantastic to see. You would see unemployment in North America plummet to probably about 3 or 4%. You would see unprecedented paying back indebtedness of the two countries and economies that would lead the world, you would see innovation in real sustainable clean energies such as cold fusion, technological innovations that would lead the world, you would see immigration restricted to only those that want to be a part of the winning democracies, you would see nationalism and nation security sky-rocket, you would see communism expunged from the education system and replaced with truth and facts again.

Yea, you are right. It just wasn’t meant to be. How depressing.
commented 2017-03-17 09:05:15 -0400
The Micheal Moore speech was powerful truth. I am an adult child of a life long auto worker in the Oshawa GM plant. I know first hand how shipping jobs off to Mexico can devastate a family. In Alberta there have been many suicides as a result of job loss & the fallout that ensues. PM Justin Trudeau has been handed on a proverbial silver platter an incredible rare opportunity with Trump in the WH. This is a chance to kick start the Canadian economy and catapult the lives of many Canadians into hope and prosperity. Instead JT seems to be the anti Trump. The best we can hope for is that JT will come to realize the gift he has with Trump in the WH and stop kneecapping Canada and placing Canadians second to the rest of the world.
commented 2017-03-17 02:49:55 -0400
The CBC covered the auto industry news. The CBC would not shut up about carbon emissions and climate change.

ABC had a segment on the asylum seekers coming to Manitoba. Not surprisingly, ABC treated the asylum seekers like victims.
commented 2017-03-17 02:04:49 -0400
Old Goodale, JT and Palistar are forgetting that there are 11 to 15 million illegal Mexicans in the US. All it will take is one mistake of deporting a few of these working people, and there will be a run on the Canadian Border that has never happened anywhere in the Western World.
We don’t seem to be getting any answers from the new Immigration Minister.
commented 2017-03-17 01:28:15 -0400
What Good has the UN ever done; I can think of more “Goof” than Good.
commented 2017-03-17 01:28:15 -0400
What Good has the UN ever done; I can think of more “Goof” than Good.
commented 2017-03-17 01:23:27 -0400
Ezra , Muslims religion is a cult. I think all their Mosque should be taken down. I also believe that the only persons to govern over Canadians is a person born in Canada. How do you feel on these issues.
commented 2017-03-17 00:54:53 -0400
I find myself daydreaming; of a Trump-Harper Tag Team to Prosperity…. alas; it wasn’t meant to be’.
commented 2017-03-17 00:50:50 -0400
Canada will not stand on its feet again until, the Unions are completely separated from Politics. In addition, the likes of Trudeau, Notley and Wynne, also need to be completely separated from Politics. Then, the followers of the Death Cult called Islam will have to undergo a complete deportation from the shores of what used to be called Canada. Perhaps, then we can start to look for a future again, because for sure as hell, we do not have a future right now.

Thanks to the Guy on the flying trapeze who screws up our land with the greatest of ease. Right Justin?
commented 2017-03-17 00:20:21 -0400
Dias should just shut his mouth
commented 2017-03-16 21:59:26 -0400
the Leftists and globalists and the elite of this country have Canada in a firm grip. Our once right wing conservatives are now to weak and spineless to take a stand against the Liberals for fear of the backlash from the media
commented 2017-03-16 21:56:17 -0400
I dont think the Nafta trade agreement has much to do with the auto sector. The Auto pact sign in 1965 governs how much is made in Canada and all other aspects of the trade with the auto sector.
commented 2017-03-16 21:45:18 -0400
I’m glad Martin didn’t let you interrupt him. He’s a smart guy. Diaz is a scumbag. Where do you get off?
commented 2017-03-16 21:42:15 -0400
Thanks Ezra. I filled out the survey, ironically you covered most of what I was missing. I fear Justin will make up the difference to the UN, just like he made up the difference to foreign abortion. I that’s a nut, then I wanna be one. Trudeaus belligerence is unholy
commented 2017-03-16 21:20:53 -0400
If I won the Powerball, I would start up an auto parts super-factory in Ohio and run it on the electricity that the government of Ontario is paying Ohio to take. I would sell that factory and retire as soon as the voters of Ontario regain their sanity.
If I live that long.
commented 2017-03-16 21:17:03 -0400
Good show tonight EZRA , you know I am coming to the conclusion that Canada has got to reach absolute rock bottom , I mean economy poverty before any thing will change , it’s got to get so bad that the people that voted for our CRIMEMINISTER makes the connection that this is the result of the Eco policies of the loontard left
commented 2017-03-16 21:10:21 -0400
Your comment about Mr. Collacott being a long serving civil servant reminded me that I used to respect the civil service, because they used to see themselves as servants to the public. Now? I look on them not as civil servants, but as money grubbing bureaucrats. I cannot remember why my opinion switched, because it was so long ago, but I am certain it had to do with unionization and the excess power of the unions.
commented 2017-03-16 20:47:49 -0400
Jerry Dias is a dangerous far-left loon . . . and Jerry . . . . you’re friggin “Nuts” !
Private sector unions are becoming an endangered species in Canada . . . and this fool is largely responsible as he spouts 1970s rhetoric.

What manufacturing is still in Ontar-i-owe after a decade of the Wynne destruction agenda . . . will likely move to the USA to avoid the high energy costs and insane taxes that Canadians seem to luv !

Canada is done . . . we are marching toward Europe led by a metrosexual moron . . .