October 18, 2018

World Economic Forum calls Trump’s America the most competitive country — while Canada drops to #12

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Have you heard of the World Economic Forum? It’s not a government, it’s more of a club, where politicians and celebrities and businesspeople and wannabes go for an annual party each January in Davos, Switzerland.

Trudeau first went there in January, 2016. And if you believe the CBC, he (and his socks) made a splash!

Justin Trudeau's youthful, pro-diversity pitch goes global in Davos PM's prowess on social media earned him fans around the world before arriving at World Economic Forum

Trudeau's first speeches at Davos were like the rambling, cliched speeches he used to give at teachers conventions for twenty grand a pop. He talked about how "fighting climate change” creates growth and jobs and wealth.

But two years later, well into the Trump era, and with so much more experience as PM under his belt, Trudeau still gave the same speeches:

I’m talking about hiring, promoting, and retaining more women. And not just because it’s the right thing to do, or the nice thing to do, but because it’s the smart thing to do.

So really, the same as in 2016 — just super-cool feminist virtue-signalling. Nothing on tax cuts. Nothing on business.

Which bring us to the news of today. That same group, the World Economic Forum, in addition to having big parties, does some economic studies, including a massive, comprehensive, deeply researched publication each year on global competitiveness. They rank the countries of the world by dozens of different criteria.

And back on top, for the first time in a dozen years, is the United States of America. Then Singapore, then Germany, then Switzerland, then Japan. Sounds about right to me, doesn’t it?

And Canada — well, we’ve dropped, two slots in the past year. We’re number 12.

Finland is now ahead of us. Finland? Are you serious?

TONIGHT I'll show you the detailed information that went into our country rankings. There are dozens of factors, each of which is measured as carefully as can be done. We may be ranked 12th overall, but some of our rankings — on GDP growth, budget transparency, government regulation, payroll taxes, attitudes toward entrepreneurial risk — are abysmal.

We were told, time and again, that Trudeau’s social justice obsessions — feminism, global warming, diversity, peoplekind, whatever — would all pay off — big time; lots of money, apparently, to be made in business when a carbon tax is put on you.

Nope. We’re running at just half the GDP growth of America.

I guess the only question is: is that good enough for Canadians?

NEXT: Last night I talked about the transgender male cyclist who entered, and won, a women's race, and called this the beginning of the end of women's sports.

Tonight National Post columnist Barbara Kay joins me to talk about the implications of this trend.

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commented 2018-10-19 13:48:14 -0400
- Trudeau is the anti-Trump. Trump got the American economy booming. He started by just being pro-business after 8 years of “you didn’t build that” Obama. When he took office he started scrapping job killing regulations & followed it up with tax cuts. Now he’s restructuring trade. The results speak for themselves – record low unemployment & GDP growth at an “impossible” 4.1%. Trudeau? He has interesting socks. More taxes, more regulation, kill the pipelines, kill the resource sector, the budget will balance itself as the economy will grow from the heart out because it’s the current year.

- This tranny jackass is a coward. He can’t compete with men so he’ll compete with women & then whine about his rights. This will be the end of competitive women’s sports if it’s allowed to continue. There is no science behind gender theory. Steven Crowder summed that whole thing up quite well – https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/debunked-the-dark-history-of-gender-theory/
commented 2018-10-19 13:44:07 -0400
Yeah Ron, the info may be a little old but it is still a pleasure to read.
commented 2018-10-19 13:33:31 -0400
Dale Warren,
Exactly! canada – BECAUSE OF THE APATHY, WILLFUL IGNORANCE AND LIBERAL/PC. BRAINWASHING FOR THE PAST HALF CENTURY of ‘canadians’ or whatever that is these days, and the half century of LEFT/LIBERAL/POLITICAL CORRECTNESS BRAINWASHING VIA OUR SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENTS, MEDIA AND SO ON, IS NO LONGER A NATION ! FACT!! Open borders with no laws (other than for canadians returning from shopping, vacations) has rendered canada a POST NATIONAL, BORDER-LESS, LAWLESS, LEADERLESS, THIRD WORLD ISLAMIC ,SHARIA WELFARE DUMP with we canadians paying all the bills and political/law enforcement salaries, pensions and perks and paying for the gold plated lives of these invaders who by law (and choice) DO NOT HAVE TO WORK, CONTRIBUTE, OBEY THE LAWS, ASSIMILATE, LEARN OUR LANGUAGES AND SO ON.
in FACT they are TOP PRIORITY OVER US AND ARE BEING EMPOWERED TO OVERTHROW AND REMOVE US.
cANADIANS HAVE ALLOWED IT BY DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST WHICH IS NOTHING !! Trudeau ,his canada/canadian HATING, ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT HAS NO FEAR OF US- NOR DO THE INVADERS BECAUSE WE ARE THE OPPRESSED, SILENCED, SLAVES FOR ALL OF THEM.
commented 2018-10-19 13:25:08 -0400
Robert MCCLELLAND
The problem with this is 1) trudeau’s open borders are allowing them to continue to invade and he has removed all need for I.D. to vote (and there are no laws demanding PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP EITHER- not that matters as most of these invaders have the same names, cover their faces and don’t speak English therefore one can vote many times each election – and vote they will for trudeau and themselves -NOT CANADA OR CANADIANS!!) Also 2), trudeau stated PUBLICLY IN A INTERVIEW a couple of weeks ago that (just as I predicted back before the 2015 election) HE HAS NO INTENTIONS OF STEPPING DOWN EVEN IF VOTED OUT!!!
So , we all know canadians will do what they do best when he refuses to step down and that will be NOTHINGJUST AS OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT, RCMP, OPPOSITION MEMBERS/GOVERNMENTS!! Therefore my bet is we are stuck with him until he gets his throne at the u.n. at which time he will pick the one taking his place as all GOOD DICTATORS DO!
commented 2018-10-19 13:08:39 -0400
Robert McClelland…That Sun Newspaper link that you provided may have today’s date, but some of that information is old, pre-USMCA.
commented 2018-10-19 12:32:21 -0400
The point MARK YORK made 9 hr ago deserves repeating and further explanation.
“One only has to look at GDP Quarterly Growth VS the Unemployment rate. The US GDP quarterly growth is well above the unemployment rate whereas in Canada the unemployment rate is almost double the GDP Quarterly Growth number. "

Imagine Canada’s Industry as simply being a Widget Company in Ontario, where 85% of their sales are with the US.
Under Obama the US economy was slow, so naturally the US didn’t buy many widgets, so Canada’s economy was slow.

Trump more than doubled the GROWTH OF THE US economy, so they bought double the widgets, therefore making Canada’s economy also prosper.
TRUDEAU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH CANADA’S ECONOMY PROSPERING.

These dumb CTV and CBC Economic Journalists and Liberal Politicians keep telling us how great Trudeau’s policies are for Canada’s growth, while his policies likely hurt Canada more than helping it.

As Mark and others are saying, Canada would be close to a 3rd World Country under Trudeau and if we lost our trade status with the US.
commented 2018-10-19 11:50:07 -0400
2015 . . . the Year 39% of Canadians voted themselves Off the Island . . . . who needs Balanced Budgets and Surpluses anyway . . . when you can give Billions to the UN, the CBC and Despotic Regimes around the globe.

Remember when . . . .
World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times
World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute
Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012
Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .
Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School
Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes
World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD

ALL of that is in the REAR VIEW Mirror today Canada . . . . as you wallow towards European Failed State Status.
commented 2018-10-19 09:52:53 -0400
Atticus Finch, we don’t need no stinkin’ due process.
commented 2018-10-19 08:16:09 -0400
Mark York- http://ontruck.org/canadian-truckers-bullish-on-freight-economy/
You have to account for provincial barriers as well.
Taxing trucking is a huge mistake for business growth.
In the mean time, everybody in gov’t wants you to ship by train.
CN rail is basically an all in one shiping company owned by Bill Gates with Canada having 12% of the shares.
They want the carbon tax though to keep out competition in other forms of shipment.
Conservatives have to make shipping easier for the little guy so companies can afford to train more drivers & hire more drivers without a Carbon tax.
commented 2018-10-19 07:17:25 -0400
Maybe a rafter of turkeys is a better description.
commented 2018-10-19 07:14:57 -0400
Jamie, although that does not necessarily say too much about the US dickhead because our dickhead PM is so serious stupid, the US dickhead is still exponentially smarter.

At least the classic Liberals, like yourself, have an intellect and are interested in debate, today’s gaggle of Liberals make a gaggle of geese look like geniuses.
commented 2018-10-19 06:50:10 -0400
Well, as far as the differences between the US and Canada are concerned, one thing has become increasingly clear: their dickhead is a LOT smarter than our dickhead.
commented 2018-10-19 02:31:43 -0400
I don’t even know why Canada is in the G7, if you look at the GDP stats we are G10 and slipping fast.

One only has to look at GDP Quarterly Growth VS the Unemployment rate. The US GDP quarterly growth is well above the unemployment rate whereas in Canada the unemployment rate is almost double the GDP Quarterly Growth number.
commented 2018-10-18 23:44:35 -0400
Do you know what’s really funny?
No Canadian weed will off set a trade deficit with China.
You can grow mj in with hemp. We already have an opioid crisis from China that China says is illegal too and that doesn’t change the price of tea.
In a few months, expect rip off mj or very toxic mj to hit the market FROM CHINA.
If Trudeau is trying to win the war on drugs with drugs and taxes, he’ll loose the whole stash.
commented 2018-10-18 23:27:36 -0400
JANIE JONES commented…….Time to get rid of the so-called liberal party altogether………….
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Trudeau was selected to become PM of Canada one year before the elections. The organization that selected him is, of course, the Muslim controlled UN.

I agree with you the Liberal Party are nothing but a gang of traitors, looking for a firing squad. Perhaps we Rebels should crowd fund them one.
commented 2018-10-18 23:02:13 -0400
Time to get rid of the so-called liberal party altogether. They are spearheading the silent Islamic revolution here in Canada and will not stop till they have achieved that end, to the detriment of all, even themselves, because they really don’t know what the hell they are doing.
commented 2018-10-18 22:01:53 -0400
But we’re no. 1 on the marijuana economy now. Come on, let’s be fair to Justin and his accomplishments. He’s approaching british jihadi Jack nowadays to bring him to Canada. I’ll bet we’ll be no. 1 in terrorists heaven if he is reelected.
Seriously, this country is running on debts, both public and personnal. Lucky we are 12th.
commented 2018-10-18 21:39:16 -0400
I’m surprised we’re even 12th on the list considering the mental midgets that are running our country into the ground . With the exception of Maxime Bernier our parliament is a joke !
commented 2018-10-18 21:20:23 -0400
The left’s unwavering belief that they can tax themselves into a strong economy and prosperity never ceases to amaze me just how utterly stupid they are.