November 18, 2016

While world leaders rush to meet Trump, Trudeau goes to Cuba

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The world’s leaders are lining up to meet the Trumps, flying to New York, calling, planning meetings.

But not Canada’s prime minister. Usually, Trudeau and his staff love going down to New York, to talk to the United Nothings and do interviews with fashion magazines.

But Trudeau hasn’t made it to New York to talk to the world’s most important man, who will have a massive impact on Canada, for four and maybe eight years to come?

Trudeau thought it was a good idea, instead, to go to Cuba, then Argentina.

(Trade between Canada and Argentina is $2 billion a year. So it’s not nothing. But it’s close to nothing, compared to Canada-US trade, which is about $2 billion… a day.)

Is Trudeau in denial? Is his staff thinking that Trudeau should be the world’s opposition leader to Trump, like Trudeau’s father Pierre used to be against the Americans?

That’s a dangerous game to play, with the prosperity of 35 million Canadians as a bargaining chip.

Stephen Harper bit his tongue and got along professionally with Barack Obama, despite the fact that the two hated each other.

Does Justin Trudeau have that discipline, too?

I’m not optimistic.

But for the sake of all of us, I hope Trudeau rises to the occasion...

NEXT: Deneen Borelli, Conservative Review’s Chief Political Correspondent, joins me to talk about the future of the #NeverTrump conservatives.

THEN: Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter and I round up all the news from Alberta, such as Sandra Jansen’s floor-crossing and the reaction to the Deputy Premier’s coal phase out plans.

FINALLY: Your messages to me! 

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commented 2016-11-28 15:24:59 -0500
Junior is heading down the same road as Obama; Focus on racial minorities and sexual deviants and completely ignore the overwhelming majority of the population who are middle class, mostly
middle of the road and not as diverse as the libs would like. Go Kelly!
commented 2016-11-21 00:37:32 -0500
How sickening and incompetent, Trudeau! Bloody idiot and horrible embarrassment. He doesn’t care about Canada.
commented 2016-11-20 19:25:28 -0500
Canada used to have a LEADER that did what was BEST for CANADA———no matter how bad it made Him look on the World stage. . Now , Canada has a ‘Pseudo Leader’ that cares nothing about Canada—- unless it makes ‘Justin’ look good on the World STAGE.
commented 2016-11-20 18:41:44 -0500
There is an old tradition where the newly sworn in U.S. President travels to Canada before any other foreign country. I will not be surprised or offended when Trump bumps Canada down to #32 on the list. We all know which one of us is to blame for that.
commented 2016-11-20 16:45:35 -0500
Trump knows JT will be meeting privately with Obama prior to meeting him. Rookie move: discuss the next POTUS with the current POTUS to get advance knowledge on how to deal with him. JT is so embarrassing.
Looking forward to the body language when they do meet because I expect the “official” statements will be very diplomatic. Would like to be a fly on the wall after JT is done with his visit and the topic of “small potatoes” comes up in a private conversation between Trump and his closest confidants.
commented 2016-11-20 16:30:13 -0500
Actually Terrence, Harper had a larger “majority” than small potatoes and did not consider himself immune by spending copious amounts of taxpayer money on things like Justin Bieber concerts, taking relatives on foreign trips etc, etc.
commented 2016-11-20 14:40:06 -0500
By that logic Rick, Harper only had a 38% majority, so he wasn’t a legit Prime Minister?
commented 2016-11-20 14:07:39 -0500
Simple. Trudope (Butts) thinks he is immune given his 39% “majority”!
commented 2016-11-20 13:43:30 -0500
Perhaps the Emperor is sulking because he has not received an invitation from President-Elect Trump!
commented 2016-11-20 13:19:50 -0500
Again Esra tries to change the story, the Japanese Prime Minister is the only World Leader that has met with President elect Trump, they are not lining up, they’re asking President Obama whether he can actually run America…

Open your eyes folks, Esra is a con man…
commented 2016-11-20 10:43:37 -0500
sandra jansen is an amoral opportunist just like danielle smith…and we all saw what happened to danielle in the next election…
commented 2016-11-20 01:42:50 -0500
Trudeau opened his big mouth & said he would be willing to sit down with the US to discuss NAFTA when he hasn’t even been approached yet & the Americans are laughing. Trump was referring to Mexico, not Canada, anyone with a brain could figure that out. Low wages, low peso, that is very attractive to an American company not to mention Obama’s high corporate taxes & heavy regulations. Trudeau tries to talk the talk & walk the walk, but in reality he doesn’t have any kind of hold or power with the US & Europe, it’s as if Canada doesn’t exist. Trudeau portrays himself as a saviour to refugees, women, equality, yet he goes to Cuba, run by a dictatorship where people couldn’t buy a home or start a business until recently & at a snail’s pace, Havanna is still in the 50’s, journalists are arrested, jailed & even murdered & from where people risk their lives to escape, but the Castros are like family to him. What a hypocrite!! People may get a good education, but so what, their lives never improve & they live like peasants. The tips the tourists give the waiters are even taken away from them. I will never go to Cuba for those reasons.
commented 2016-11-19 22:45:12 -0500
Elizabeth Ludford:
How old are you? You obviously do not know what daddy Trud was involved with.
Do your research, learn the history, then try, please try to make an intelligent comment.
You are oblivious to what the facts are.
commented 2016-11-19 18:30:42 -0500
There’s talks of uniting the right in Alberta…To unite the right would be suicide for the province… As I have said many times before that the PCs “must die a natural death and become reborn”
None of the leftists can be allowed to drift in on the coattails of Brian jeans hard work and then start a cancer to rot away at the best party we have from the inside.
Brian Jean has publicly stated that he will undo what Rachel Notley has done but he will need our full support and a majority government.
Anything less than a Wild Rose government will be a revisit to the policies of Rachel Notley and her ministers.
the PCs as well as Notley with the NDP are frothing at the mouth and licking their lips and can’t wait to get their hands on more of our hard earned money in the form of this illegal tax…!!! The carbon tax…
I am already taking measures to leave this province for Saskatchewan as they are the last bastion of common sense in Western Canada.
If Kevin Hart has his way he will ruin Manitoba, BC has been ruined years ago, and Alberta is in the process with no guarantees unless we can have and maintain a majority Wild Rose government.
At the federal level the PCs will be moderately better than the Liberals depending on who’s at the helm… We could have a powerful PC government with Brian Trost as the leader.
He’s a Saskatchewan guy and has the west’s best interest at heart as well as the rest of Canada.
commented 2016-11-19 17:34:46 -0500
Wretched Earth you asked in another story where i was when the Sun banned you. Well they didn’t , it was Disqus or Facebook that blocked you , Sun never had their own comment section run by them.
And i do not support or use either of those services. THAT IS CALLED INTEGRITY! Sun was not like the CBC scum who had their own comment system and policed their comments like the commies they are , even when those people pay for the damn service.
And of course no answer from you on the Italian Hotel owner being forced to serve refugees for less than what he needs to charge. You spouted off that Twitter is a private company and can serve who they want , but you say nothing when another private company is forced to serve certain people they do not wish to. THAT IS CALLED HYPOCRISY! It is the difference between you and me.
commented 2016-11-19 17:10:49 -0500
Wretched Earth where did you get that BS from? Try moving there if it so great. You are pretty stupid.
commented 2016-11-19 15:55:54 -0500
I can hardly wait until the next federal election. If things go the way I want, I’ll be able to change my email sig to say: 2015 – Liberals Just In

2019 – Liberals Just Out

Of course, for that to be good news, the Conservative Party will have to win and it will have to have actual Conservative policies and a Conservative leader. Unfortunately, we can’t count on any of that just yet….
commented 2016-11-19 15:09:03 -0500
Cuba and South America will definitely boost the Canadian economy after all we have the two most influential people in the world promoting our country, Prince Justin and Princess Sophie. We will be overwhelmed with orders for what’s left of our exports and when it’s all gone we can roll up the carpets and close the doors in the hopes Santa is real and he will bring us all a sack full of something to help us through an economically bleak mid-winter.
commented 2016-11-19 14:19:54 -0500
We need to diversify beyond the US for trade It is not healthy being so dependant on one country. What happens when Trump suspends NAFTA, or other. Even if nothing happens, we need broader trade.
commented 2016-11-19 14:17:02 -0500
We are talking about Baby Doc. If his puppet masters pull a string, his arm moves. If they pull a different string, his mouth uh, uh moves.

He isn’t much better than his father, Papa Doc Trudeau. What more can one expect?
commented 2016-11-19 13:06:57 -0500
Who cares what Trudeau does. He’s a virtual nobody on the world stage.
commented 2016-11-19 12:58:16 -0500
Prime Moron couldn’t handle the Concierge job or even Head Waiter at one of Trump’s properties. We share a massive border of course so I imagine Trump will tolerate the idiot for a few hours after the Inauguration. Butts will have to brief him on NAFTA. No Justin, it isn’t a new Trump Golf Course, it’s a trade agreement.
commented 2016-11-19 12:25:43 -0500
Justin has gone to see Uncle Fidel . . . family reunion?
commented 2016-11-19 10:52:40 -0500
WRETCHEDEARTH, you obviously have not been there, or at least not of the resort and mingle with the locals. Try and buy some meat out of an empty freezer in a store and you will see what life is like in Cuba, certainly nothing to be jealous about except the climate. Go get a life man instead of spewing crap out of your pie hole about something you really know nothing
commented 2016-11-19 10:46:36 -0500
Moderate Retardarian, we know you are bluffing as your kind are into goats, sheep and appallingly, little boys. Besides, my mother could easily kick the crap out of any Internet wanna be tough guy. You Liberals are such losers!

commented 2016-11-19 10:32:35 -0500
Thank the MSM for the idiot Justin. We had a colossal and responsible PM in Harper, but media didn’t like him and got the gullible Canadian masses worked up to seek change. Now we have an a**hole in power with a majority. But he has nice hair therefore his s*** doesn’t stink in the average Canadian’s tiny mind. Fortunately organizations like the Rebel are beginning to get the real stories out…
commented 2016-11-19 09:45:46 -0500
Just adore how the apologists arrive in a gaggle to save Junior’s honor from tarnishing further … again, really touching … really. Too bad they don’t give a single shite how bad the optics appear. Trudeaumania 2.0 same as 1.0 but now available online.

Cheerleaders glorifying the trip:

A few facts intentionally left out by the cheerleaders:
commented 2016-11-19 09:09:26 -0500
Moderate go back to the shit hole you came from.
Elizabeth little potato does not have good judgement period.
commented 2016-11-19 08:58:11 -0500
Trudeau never has his priorities right as a Prime Minister. When the people in Burkina Faso got killed by muslim terrorists, what did he do? Go to a mosque the next day to reassure the muslims. Wrong people to reassure. He has done that over and over in many cases. The worst is that he intentionally planned his trip to Cuba and Argentina at this time so he has an excuse not to meet Trump. I deal with companies every day and most of them are american-owned in Canada, so what is his problem? We are entirely dependant on american companies and the economy of the US. He needs a good kick to bring him back to reality. And to make everything worse, he is in cahoot with Notley to destroy the canadian economy, the Alberta oil, the engine of the canadian economy.