September 05, 2018

Trudeau WANTS to lose NAFTA — so he can blame Trump in the next election

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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...

NEXT: Our old friend and colleague Gavin McInnes joins me to talk about the televised circus known as the Kavanaugh hearings to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-09-06 23:35:47 -0400
It’s Trudeau (Butts in other words) who hasn’t negotiated in good faith and has had no intention of doing so, because the real agenda from their side is to throw a lot of US workers out of work just before the midterm elections in order to produce a so-called blue wave of Democratic Party votes that will restore Dem power to Congress and give them a shot at impeaching Trump for the crime of defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, or at least preventing him from carrying out the Republican agenda any further. They could care less about saving Canadian jobs; it’s all about hobbling or ejecting Trump as far as they are concerned. The Trudeau Liberal government a traitorous disgrace that ranks the interests of Canadians well below that of their own political agenda. If they aren’t booted out of office in 2019, Canada and Canadians will suffer greatly for it.

commented 2018-09-06 22:56:16 -0400
Trudeau doesn’t want to negotiate with someone who refuses to negotiate in good faith. That’s not a winning battle. He’s stalling, since Congress is pretty much on Trudeau’s side anyway, and they want it handled before midterms when the GOP stands a real risk of losing the House. In fact it seems everyone’s on the same page but Trump, who unfortunately holds certain powers that make him difficult to work around.

“Ruth Bard commented 23 hours ago
I wonder if Doug Ford would do a trade deal with the US, on behalf of Ontario. He could save the auto industry as well as doing an end run around PM Dumfuq. What’s not to like?

Landlines and snailmail may be the last bastions of truly private communication. They’re labour-intensive to monitor, and hardly anyone uses them anymore anyway. Fly under the radar.
Doug Ford’s vision is a highway sign beside the QEW. Not making that up.

They ripped up most of the copper phone lines a decade ago. Landlines dump to the internet at the nearest fibre node (in rural areas that may be the switching office. In a new condo it might be in your living room) and have no option for custom encryption.

“This is how pathetically desperate the Liberals are becoming;”
were becoming. Thanks to Bernier, that worrying 35% opposition party is now two 20% ones.
commented 2018-09-06 22:22:21 -0400
Too add to my post below..Maybe an Independence Day for Canadians from trudeau and his crew of treasonous followers. trudeau is trying to fix the next election… imho.

Hey if Canada joined the Yanks in some form of hybrid amalgamation…Canadian’s would adopt the First and Second Amendment and bring power to the People of Canada into play…Just putting it out there.

We know for sure that no Canadian Politician would want to lose the power and control over the Canadian people..

IMO..I’d rather team up with the States rather than China..etc…
commented 2018-09-06 18:22:25 -0400
Ted Tadright, Yes, it is a scary scenario. I was reluctant to include it here, except that there was a time it was crazy to suggest Trudeau would nationalize a pipeline, until people started suggesting it, then Notley referenced it, then others started talking about it, then Justin DID it. Trudeau is turning out to be a bit like a disaster-instigator that no one expected. We all know he’s there, but we’re still not fully in sync with his capability to come up with the truly bizarre and idiotic.
commented 2018-09-06 15:22:03 -0400
The Gerald Butts game plan in play……….
commented 2018-09-06 12:45:22 -0400
What would you expect from 2 trust fund babies . These two bozos are a sad Canadian joke .
commented 2018-09-06 12:40:17 -0400
When did we have a culture or identity according to Trudeau we were a blank post state country . Most likely it would be hard to grease the CBC if it was American owned . Hell we gave millions to the Clinton foundation . NO PIPELINE NO TRADE DEAL . Hope you ABH voters are happy when you lose your job . CBC isn’t good for anything but a outhouse . Trudeau and company could not play 1 d chess . Mexico will take the place where Canada used to be after this mess .
commented 2018-09-06 12:28:05 -0400
I challenge any conservative to listen to this interview with Bernier and Mark Steyn and tell my why Bernier isn’t the one? Listen to this, and then listen to Scheer’s teleprompter speeches or his unscripted words carefully selected not to reveal anything of any substance. Now tell me who is best suited to represent conservative values and the values that will pull this country out of the vortex we are being sucked into.
There is just no contest.
commented 2018-09-06 12:02:31 -0400
Ron V. I posted without seeing your post with good link. Thanks
commented 2018-09-06 10:22:13 -0400
Trudeau recently said publicly that our Trade Agreement with the US needs a real dispute solving process," BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SOMETIMES DOESN’T FOLLOW THE RULES. "

This morning on the Anti-Trump CTV News Net, Marcia reported that the " PM didn’t use discretion at such an important time in the negotiations."
This is a humongous statement for CTV to point this out. Its sticking a stick in the face of an already mad bear.

Maybe even CTV realizes that Trudeau is willing to sacrifice thousands of Canadian jobs in order to look good politically in the next election.
commented 2018-09-06 10:09:28 -0400
ALLAN PETERSON commented, “SO, ROn, let me get this straight. Trudeau is going defend our sovereignty against those big bad American media outlets but he is going to throw our borders open to all comers? Which do you suppose will be our bigger threat?” I was taking about the topic at hand, NAFTA, but with respect to your question, I have on several occasions pointed to open borders and the infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood, being the greatest threat to Canada. Seemingly, no politician or political leader willing to stand up to that threat. Not sure if Bernier is that person as he seems to focus primarily on fiscal matters.
commented 2018-09-06 09:35:17 -0400
Bozo “feminists” like trudeau are giving the y chromosome a bad name.
commented 2018-09-06 07:52:55 -0400
If Soy Boy Trugrope is trying to scuttle NAFTA he’s doing an amazing job towards that end. I’m almost positive Little Trugrope will succeed at scuttling the negotiations . Unfortunately the Canadian people will pay the price again for Little Trugrope’s treasonous actions..

I see the Lame Stream Media (CBC and is painting a glowing picture of Little Trugrope and his NAFTA negotiating skills while blaming Trump for everything should NAFTA go sideways again. If nothing else it’s good for a morning laugh.
commented 2018-09-06 03:15:11 -0400
A seriously stunning show Ezra!
I am from Australia and been fascinated with world politics for likely the last few decades. Tonight’s show was perhaps the best, most salient, dispassionate, well argued and illustrated political discourse I have had the pleasure to view.
Take a very richly deserved bow.
commented 2018-09-06 01:14:45 -0400
I agree with the view that this little boy Trudeau is more than willing to trash NAFTA but I just can’t attribute that to some intelligent, deliberate strategic plan on his part to run against anti-Trump sentiment in next year’s election. He’s just not capable of that. No, his problem is that he’s a pipsqeak coward facing off with a grown-up, stone-cold New York killer who’s always been terrified of Trump as he should be and will do anything now to save face as the debacle he’s about to inflict on this country materializes. He knows he’s way out of his league pretending to be a PM on any kind of world stage and always has. He was hoping like all sissy cowards do to gang up on Trump with Mexico hiding behind its skirts and was understandably just traumatized when he realized he would have to face Trump all alone. I honestly feel sorry for the poor guy. The Liberal party put him up to this, cynically believing that Canadians were so stupid as to put Californianhs to shame by electing the most unaccomplished, uneducated and unintelligent PM in their history based upon his father’s fame? The shame of it was they were right. Unbelievable.

So no, he won,‘t trash NAFTA simply because he already has. Trump’s pissed off at him as are all the others around him and rightly so. Send A Good Guy With A Hair Dryer Against A Bad Guy With A Gun and well, were done.Simple.
commented 2018-09-06 00:58:50 -0400
Freeland was in line at the grocery check out and put her purchases on the belt. She put down one small bottle of milk, a small pat of butter, a small pack of single cheese slices, a package of buns with just three in it, and one small package of a single slice of cake.
A drunk standing behind her was watching with great interest and eventually said to Freeland , “hic.. you are not married…hic” Freeland turned to him and said “you’re right, you guessed that because of my small single purchases, didn’t you?” where upon the drunk answered, " hic… no. Because you’re ugly hic…"
commented 2018-09-06 00:51:11 -0400
Ezra, on second thought, forget being flexible. You’re in your forties now, running a media company and raising a family, and you shouldn’t be pushing yourself too hard. Between running The Rebel and doing a daily show with a monologue and one guest, you’re at the edge already. In fact, you should probably share the hosting of The Ezra Levant Show with Menz and/or Sheila a couple of times a week to lighten your load. We don’t want you burning out before your time; we love and admire you and want you around for a long time. Same for Menz, Sheila and all the other Rebels.

Peter McLean, you outlined a scenario that scares the hell out of me when I read it: I hadn’t considered the possibility of him doing anything as insane as nationalizing the car industry in Canada, but given his track record so far, I can’t honestly say it can be ruled out. It would be an unmitigated economic catastrophe, bringing Canada into full Venezuela self-destruct mode, with the federal government taking Canada into trillions of Dollars of debt, but I really believe they are just insane enough to do it. They could make it seem to work for a year or two, enough time to get re-elected by ‘saving’ Ontario auto jobs for a year or two, and that would be their objective, of course. But it would come at the cost of Canada’s economy for twenty years into the future; in effect, a replication of the disastrous Liberal governments’ mismanagement of Ontario’s economy for fifteen years, but on a national scale. Tell me this is just a nightmare you had, and it won’t ever actually happen.
commented 2018-09-06 00:45:16 -0400
I watched a lot of the early Michael Kavanaugh hearings as I had days off over the long weekend. I appreciated CNN didn’t highlight all the idiots shouting down the event but rather stuck to the actual hearings. They only cut briefly to the idiots shouting stupid things as they were walked out the door. I was impressed with Michael Kavanaugh’ s smart answers to all the questions asked of him. Even Diane Feinstein commented on how smart he was as she tried to elicit an racist, anti woman remark from him. She said he knew how to filibuster. She failed to impugn him.
commented 2018-09-06 00:42:10 -0400
Where in the hell did that jerk Trudeau get off saying that “it would be a giving up of our sovereignty and identity”??? What identity? you screwed up asshole, weren’t you the one that said that Canadians or Canada has no identity???
Trudeau is a stammering POS.
commented 2018-09-06 00:30:41 -0400
RON VOSS commented 2 hours ago
His wrapping himself with the Canadian flag, supposedly defending our sovereignty and identity is nonsense given his globalist perspective, having said, “There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,” concluding that he sees Canada as “the first post-national state.”
SO, ROn, let me get this straight. Trudeau is going defend our sovereignty against those big bad American media outlets but he is going to throw our borders open to all comers? Which do you suppose will be our bigger threat?
commented 2018-09-06 00:12:21 -0400
Ezra, I liked the format today and I completely agree with Ron Joseph’s comment below. But you might want to do two stories with or without guests to keep current on a busy news day; i.e. be flexible.

I think Trudeau (well, you know who I really mean) wants to have a trade fiasco with Trump leading up to the US midterm election, in hopes of unseating enough Republicans to achieve Democratic control of the House and/or Senate and thereby sabotaging Trump and his agenda going into the next Presidential election. But I believe that if Trudeau blows the Nafta treaty, he will pay for it in the 2019 Canadian federal election. As you pointed out, unemployed Ontarians won’t take kindly to him putting thousands of auto workers out of work, and they will blame him if it happens.
commented 2018-09-06 00:07:28 -0400
Good to see Gavin. Boy the Dem’s sure don’t want Kavanaugh in that Supreme court position. What are they afraid of, a little balance? It makes them look desperate.
commented 2018-09-06 00:07:22 -0400
Regarding your segment on NAFTA, I agree with you that Trudeau is trying to poison pill the talks. In fact, I believe these Liberals under Trudeau are a mirror of the US Democrats.

The Liberals and Democrats were once basically franchises that shared at least common principles and values that upheld their countries, although they differed with their opposition parties on certain issues. But today these two parties will no longer settle for that franchise status. Indeed, neither seeks to compete in elections based on their ability to outdo the competition in effective, reasoned, and responsive governance. Instead, they now pursue the power of moral authority over the competition, to paint their opposition in absolutely filthy and disgusting terms; and to thus instilled shame in anyone who would even think to vote for them. This is now much of their platform – which isn’t even a platform.

Everything Trudeau does must be tethered to some potential "shame” factor that can be deployed to point fingers at conservatives and Canadians. And they are growing a movement of “the morally outraged” that allows followers to feel good about themselves for screaming incoherently at a conservative who merely wanted to talk about free speech. The NAFTA talks are a good example: Trudeau and Freeland probably could never negotiate a deal with Trump anyway; neither is competent to do so. But why not quash it but still call it a “win” based on moral outrage at Trump’s rejection of considerations for feminism, gender equality, climate change, etc. Trudeau can simply point with moral disgust at Trump the way his Liberal followers and the Dems do. Sure, 160,000 Canadian auto workers would lose their jobs.

But who is to say Trudeau would not nationalize [at least] part of the Canadian auto sector, the way he did TMPL. Who knows, we might all be driving Lada-quality cars in just a few short years, Justin thumbs his nose at Trump, and wins in 2019 based on high morals and a promise to guarantee auto workers jobs, public servant status, and government pensions at age 55 and after 35 years of service with full dental and hospital coverage.

That’s far-fetched, or at least it should be; but is there really anything we shouldn’t put past Trudeau?
commented 2018-09-06 00:04:26 -0400
I wonder if Doug Ford would do a trade deal with the US, on behalf of Ontario. He could save the auto industry as well as doing an end run around PM Dumfuq. What’s not to like?

Landlines and snailmail may be the last bastions of truly private communication. They’re labour-intensive to monitor, and hardly anyone uses them anymore anyway. Fly under the radar.
commented 2018-09-06 00:03:55 -0400
Trudeau wants to protect Canadian media companies from U.S. ownership when they are already owned by U.S. companies? Huh? …..and he is using that false premise for not doing a deal with Trump? Gawd, I hope Canadians aren’t as stupid as Trudeau thinks they are.