Today looks like it’s going to be an important day for Canada trying to negotiate its way into the new trade deal between the United States and Mexico — a successor trade treaty to the NAFTA agreement.
I’m recording this show before the full day’s negotiations are done, but having seen Trudeau's latest statement about these negotiations, I'm pessimistic.
He's come up with a new objection:
That Canada might lose control of its "cultural industries."
What does that even mean? It’s inconceivable that American companies could own a Canadian newspaper?
Actually, most Canadian newspapers already are owned by U.S. companies.
Most big online media in Canada is foreign, too — Buzzfeed Canada, Huffington PostCanada, Vice — they’re American. And on the TV side, more Canadians watch CNN for cable news than CBC news channel or CTV news channel.
I’m not sure what Trudeau is talking about — other than his beloved CBC, and a few other hand-outs.
I think he wants to lose NAFTA, and blame Trump, because it’s easier for him to campaign in next year’s election against the evil Donald Trump
Our dollar is falling. The Bank of Canada has delayed its announcement on interest rates — because so much turns on whether or not we get a deal.
But don’t worry — Justin Trudeau is in charge. The master negotiator. The grand diplomat. The consummate executive. The workaholic...
Yeah, I’m worried, too...
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