July 26, 2018

Trump gets EU to cut tariffs. Why can't Canada get a trade deal with Trump, too?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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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THEN: Sheila Gunn Reid has been reporting from the Burnaby Mountain "hobo camp" formally known as Camp Cloud, where anti-pipeline protesters are trying to prevent the Kinder Morgan expansion.

She wasn't the only person subjected to abuse by the so-called "peaceful" activists — tonight, pro-pipeline volunteer Andrew Mann comes on the show, with video of his encounter on the site.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-07-27 15:18:32 -0400
How can we have a trade deal when Baby Doc Trudeau is now on his 40th vacation since becoming PM two and a half years ago. He is our absent PM not only in mind but physically, too. Besides, his puppet master Gerald Butts wants the end of oil using autos, so what is the loss of 160,000 well paying jobs to him.

Its heads we lose, tails we lose.
commented 2018-07-27 14:05:20 -0400
Mayor John Lefty sez council reduction “not right, not fair”. He is disappointed it will now be only Ali Baba and the twenty-five thieves.
commented 2018-07-27 11:00:38 -0400
Awww golly gee whiz, poor widdle Mayor John Lefty doesn’t like that big, bad meanie Doug Ford ramming a reduction in the size of the size of Toronto Council down his throat. Now he knows how his favourite scapegoats, firearms owners, feel.
commented 2018-07-27 10:10:57 -0400
May have to wait until the coastal rains come. Those protesters will disperse. Actually I think that is what the authorities are waiting for so they don’t have to look like the bad guy. Cowardice is not a good look for politicians or law enforcement. These protesters have bad attitude. They are being emboldened to be lawless. They are true racists and a level playing field for all indigenous Canadians is the only thing that will change that. One law for all people. Same opportunities and responsibilities for all. Get rid of the Indian Act.

Butts brags about oils decline, he calls that success, he uses graphs to show the decline and is gleeful. Check out his twitter.
commented 2018-07-27 02:22:16 -0400
I am not opposed to the natives having some rights of their own. After all, they did sign some treaties that entitled them to perks.
commented 2018-07-27 01:09:23 -0400
Come on, ‘working towards a deal’ ISN’T a deal. Tariffs are inflationary, reduce sales and make the middle class poorer. Trumps only support came from a few union bosses – that’s it. The US market reacted to their president dumping his pro tariff position.

After spending time in Brussels, one soon sees how massively bureaucratic and controlling they are. The EU has a certain value for Europe, but the structure offers absolutely nothing for Canada.

Looking forward to JP tomorrow night
commented 2018-07-27 00:20:07 -0400
President Trump gave Justin and everyone listening the opportunity to hear what it would sound like and be like to have an agreement when he said ‘Justin just agreed….’. Missed opportunity.
If Scheer was smart he would take this and make a full campaign out of it……..another missed opportunity.
(Couldn’t get the video, just audio on this)
commented 2018-07-26 23:38:49 -0400
We could have a great deal with Trump and the U.S. but Justin is willing to sink our economy just to spite him and get the “I hate Trump” vote. Unfortunately its Justin first and “our” side first and not Canada first. Their hate for Trump is more important to their partisan ideals than their love of Canada and the prosperity of us all. They are willing to impoverish an alienate us from the U.S. until the next Democrat President which could be years, while a good deal could be done in a day.
commented 2018-07-26 22:51:09 -0400
I posted this on the story of Sheila Gunn Reed getting assaulted at the same place.
Thought it would be appropriate here as well.

Natives. The privileged people of Canada.
One law for them and a completely different law for everyone else, except for The feminist Trudeau’s people, the Muslims and illegal migrants, they have an even better law than the Natives.
Canada sure has fallen into a deep hole dug by the Liberals in order to shovel all of us real Canadians into so that we can shut the hell up.
Well I have news for Mr. Feminist Trudeau – you will have to kill me to shut up. I will always be that thorn in your side – you feminist two faced jerk.
commented 2018-07-26 22:26:37 -0400
- Canada won’t get a deal with the US until the Trudeau Liberals are out of office. They are not serious people. They are a collection of activists, crooks & useful idiots. Prime Minister Groper injects gender issues into everything he does. It’s impossible for any world leader to take them seriously. Stabbing Trump in the back during the G7 meeting has not been forgotten. Trudeau won’t seek any kind of deal. Canada will be frozen out until idiot man-child Trudeau is gone. Count on it.

- These protesters are cowards, pure & simple. They are among the lowest form of scum. This makes them the perfect representatives for the far left & darlings of the media party. I wonder if Prime Minister Groper will speak out about the attack on that woman? I’m guessing no.

- There have been plenty of people cut off of Patreon at this point. The left are cowards of the worst kind. They will do anything they can to shut down dissenting views. I’m wondering if this is part of the reasons cryptocurrencies started up.

- Menzies video with that demented high school teacher was featured on Louder With Crowder tonight. Crowder analyzed the leftist style of attack.
commented 2018-07-26 22:15:55 -0400
Maybe Trudeau should just give the farmers 12 billion.
commented 2018-07-26 22:15:49 -0400
Ezra, you are correct when you say: " I’m sorry to make this prediction: we’re going to screw it up. Trudeau’s going to screw it up."

Check this out: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/26/u-s-t-r-robert-lighthizer-u-s-closing-in-on-nafta-agreement-with-mexico-meanwhile-canada-is-useless/#more-152228

And be sure to read the Comments Section after the above article.

To think that I once was proud to be a Canadian, but now wish that I was an American! Looking back at my life, I think that my mother’s mother ( my grandmother) made a wise decision to emigrate to Quakertown PA, instead of Canada, back in the early 50’s. I realized back when I was 16, that America was the place to be if you wanted to be successful in life as, I saw all the Canadian entertainers, actors moving to the States, team-sport players, etc. moving to the States to further their careers. Also, I noticed that almost all the good movies, TV shows & channels were from the States & we were stuck with David Suzuki & The Nature of Things! LOL!!!
commented 2018-07-26 22:14:46 -0400
If you look at the EU deal, the concessions are entirely on the US side. The US is revoking their tariffs, and all the EU has to do is buy some soybeans (possibly a response to the devastation Trump has wrought on the farmers) and not put in their own tariffs.
commented 2018-07-26 22:12:16 -0400
Um, there seems to be a Paige missing from my copy of the video…
commented 2018-07-26 21:48:27 -0400
Trudeau, Canada’s own little Sugar Plum Fairy dose not realize that if he was to cause Trump to put tariffs on the auto sector, he would be shooting himself in the foot. My oldest son who is a Tool & Die Maker for GM in Oshawa, tells me that roughly 70% of the unskilled labour in the plant are Muslim. How would Trudeau explain that to his furry friends.
commented 2018-07-26 21:27:22 -0400
Were going to be looking in from the outside on NAFTA for a while,maybe it will sink in to our leaders heads we better make a deal or sink.
commented 2018-07-26 21:16:03 -0400
I think you’re a Tadright, Ted. Trudeau is doing the bidding of the Soros globalists by working to promote the Dems in the mid-terms and screw over Trump, and he doesn’t care if Canada is collateral damage.
I’m sure Trump will realize this and deliberately do whatever it takes to protect US workers and gain votes for the midterms. He doesn’t care what happens to Canadian workers and since neither does Justin, the battle is going to get bad. Who do YOU think will win in a trade war between Trump and Trudeau? Who do YOU think will suffer the most? (It won’t be “trust fund boy”)
commented 2018-07-26 21:10:58 -0400
Ezra… Allum has some great points, but please talk to him about his vocal fry… it’s so unbecoming.
commented 2018-07-26 21:10:18 -0400
Thanks, Ezra, for dashing my hopes for an alternative Internet. We’ll have to switch to packet radio and CBs to contact each other. George Orwell never dreamt of such all-pervasive control that Big Brother Internet operators have over us. I’m praying Trump will trump them with legislation.
commented 2018-07-26 21:07:03 -0400
It’s worse than that. Every SOB of politician in this phony country has hitched their horse to Trudeau’s wagon. While giving the finger to the consumer and workers in this country.
commented 2018-07-26 21:00:51 -0400
’Pears to me that Trudeau wants a trade war with the US for two reasons: first, as George says in his comment below, to get anti-Trump votes next year; and second, in order to have as many US workers laid off before their midterm election as possible, to prevent Trump from getting enough Republican Senators elected that he can reform health insurance and also thumb his nose at Robert Mueller and fire him if necessary.
commented 2018-07-26 20:40:39 -0400
Because of Trump’s lack of trade knowledge he’s had to bailout US farmers with $12 billion welfare subsidies. Big fail.
commented 2018-07-26 20:29:52 -0400
The Harper government was able to maintain a civil working relationship with the Obama administration despite major philosophical differences with his Democratic/Globalist/Sorosist Party. Trudeau is a Globalist/Sorosist and, as such, he and his cronies are philosophically incapable of maintaining a civil working relationship with anybody who is NOT a Globalist/Sorosist.

Night and day…
commented 2018-07-26 20:21:50 -0400
Great to see Paige back.

Will battle grounds return?
commented 2018-07-26 20:09:12 -0400
Note to Trudeau:
President Trump is a proponent of free/fair trade. Put him to the test; remove every tariff on every product that’s imported into Canada from the United States, and challenge him to reciprocate equally. If you have misgivings about giving that a shot then it’s proof that you are simply guilty of attempting to garner Canadian votes from anti-Trumpers at the expense of our country’s well-being.