Donald Trump doesn’t like the European Union — and by that, I mean the mini-United Nations that has riveted itself to 28 different democracies.
But Trump has a mission — advance America’s trade interests. He was threatening the EU with huge tariffs and other sanctions, because they exclude U.S. goods and services.
And so, in the span of — what? one day? — the Europeans blinked! Both sides will now have freer trade, a level playing field. The stock market surged.
So maybe Justin Trudeau could get a deal with Trump, too?
We are far more reliant on the U.S market than the Europeans are, and far more vulnerable to a trade war with Trump. Trump specifically threatened our auto sector with a 20 per cent tariff. That would kill 160,000 jobs in Ontario almost immediately, say all the Canadian banks.
It's Trudeau’s fault that we don’t have a deal now — for six months, he pushed demands on Trump that NAFTA have all sorts of weird sections, like feminism and global warming. Things that he knew Trump wasn’t interested in; and things that were just for virtue-signalling back home.
Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary, has more or less admitted that they want to fight with Trump, to use it as a 2019 reelection tactic.
Imagine sacrificing 160,000 auto sector jobs just for a campaign slogan.
And Trudeau wants to protect the Quebec dairy cartel. He's been on holidays for a week, anyhow. He doesn’t care about a mass murder in Toronto. He doesn’t care about a trade deal with the U.S.
I’m sorry to make this prediction: we’re going to screw it up. Trudeau’s going to screw it up.
The whole world is about to get better.
But our petty little prince is keeping Canada out of that. What a shame.
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