November 22, 2017

Is NAFTA doomed? Canada appears ready to pivot to China for free trade

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Is Canada being authentic in our efforts to secure a new deal with the U.S. or does Justin Trudeau's contempt for Donald Trump mean we’ll be shifting our focus to free trade with China? 

We're left to wonder if the Liberals are intentionally fighting our best friend, ally and trading partner.

And what role, if any, does Canada’s inclusion of an indigenous chapter have in the thus far stalled negotiations?

We’re now in the fifth round of NAFTA re-negotiations and negotiators from all sides left Mexico City this week just as far away from striking a new deal as they've ever been.

Most Canadian elites are likely saying this is Trump's fault — he's the protectionist, he's Mr. Tariff.

But is that the case? Is the Trump administration being unreasonable, protectionist and unfair to poor old Mexico?

Watch as I take a look at some recent news items and piece another picture together.

We can start with the auto industry where despite losing thousands of jobs to Mexico through outsourcing, our officials don’t seem willing to negotiate, preferring to lecture our American friends instead.

Trade Minister Chyristia Freeland whined about "extreme" U.S. proposals yet, isn’t Canada’s position of including an indigenous chapter in NAFTA a bit extreme?

We don’t know what that would look like, but if it's even close to the UN declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples, that might be something the U.S. would find pretty extreme.

John Ivison of the National Post reports diplomatic sources have told him that Trudeau will head to Beijing in December to kick off negotiations.

NAFTA presents an opportunity for Canada to grow closer ties to our closest friend, and to work together to bring jobs back from Mexico. But the Liberal agenda seems to be pushing the U.S. away in lieu of courting China.

If so, this is reckless, and could spell grave trouble for our economy and sovereignty.

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commented 2017-11-24 09:25:50 -0500
So I guess this would move the sino-origin of products in our Chinadian Tire stores from 98% to 100%, right?
commented 2017-11-23 22:38:29 -0500
Calamity Marcy, good video post. That’s our Little Tater Tot alright.
commented 2017-11-23 22:22:57 -0500
“Free Trade” with Mordor …..brilliant idea by the Zoolander idiot Mohammad Trudeau ! Now that’s really going to help the “middle clathhhhh”. What a monstrously treasonous idiot.
commented 2017-11-23 17:16:43 -0500
Calamity Marcy, that was some video! lol
commented 2017-11-23 15:10:59 -0500
Free trade with China? To include “organ harvesting” of Canadians as China does with it’s political dissenters? Avoid the Hospitals should Jihadi Justin agree to “free trade” with his "admired basic dictatorship!
commented 2017-11-23 14:33:00 -0500
Butts and Trudeau should be charged for treason .
commented 2017-11-23 12:36:10 -0500
This is what happens when you send incompetent people to negotiate with professional business people.

The Clown Prince’s friends get the jobs intended for people who actually are qualified to perform them. And these “friends” are paid extremely well for their incompetence. The unfortunate side of all this the Canadian taxpayer gets it up the azz while shucking out good money, expecting a return.

This is the Lieberal way folks!!!!! ……………… Pay more taxes , get less results.!!!!!!
commented 2017-11-23 11:33:07 -0500
I think the justified contempt and severe dislike* that many Canadians feel toward Justin Traitor – the silent and the not so silent alike – should be made clear to Justin Globalist and in no uncertain terms, and in spite of his master’s and handler’s shielding of his fragile selfie-ego from the truth…Just picture Justin Hairdo at work in the PMO – preening in front of a full length mirror, with stage lighting and diffusers, totally captivated by his own image, in love with himself, and some little worm-like sycophant whispering in his ear, ’You’re wonderful Prime Minister, everybody loves you, you’re great, your hair looks fantastic…’ – and that lefty Justy-ego-stroker likely paid for by the taxpayer.
The fact of this contempt and disgust that many Canadians hold for Justin Rotten Potato, does not bode well for Jihadi Justin and his band of miscreant Liberal traitors and trough pig Globalists, hell-bent on the dismantling and destruction of Canada and the betrayal and sell out of all Canadians!
I hope I live to see the day where Justice prevails and Justice has Justin hanging from a gibbet somewhere in Ottawa – apt payment for his treachery and treason – if we survive his treason…
  • ‘severe dislike’ – (except for the left and the Moslem and other criminal invaders, most Canadians don’t ‘hate’)
commented 2017-11-23 11:20:01 -0500
Thanks to the Canadian Lame Stream Media, UNIFOR, and the Inept Mindless Voter we have the Trudope Freeland show !
A Drama Teacher and a pretend New York Journalist . . . what could go wrong ? ? ?
commented 2017-11-23 10:49:44 -0500
Check out all the top donors to the Trudeau foundation , most of them Chinese state and non state actors and other associated “businessmen” re – money laundering criminals…….it’s hard to even imagine a more bought off treasonous anti -Canadian maggot than the air head Mohammad “bin Zoolander” Trudeau
commented 2017-11-23 10:44:38 -0500
I guess we can look forward to more cheaply made, no quality control, throw-away electronics made by sweat shop employees being grossly ripped off guaranteeing our manufacturers can’t compete.
commented 2017-11-23 10:39:18 -0500
The hollow look in Christia’s eyes says it all. She’s a snake without any emotion, and has absolutely no intellect in that empty brain that sits above her red dress, that she always seems to be wearing. For a spoiled, rich, privileged brat who has never worked in her life, she thinks nothing of throwing her country into Marxist hell. She’s been given her lines to keep repeating like the automaton that she is. What a pathetic excuse for a trade minister. I hope she reaps what she is sowing!
commented 2017-11-23 10:38:18 -0500
Trudeau is using NAFTA as a means to demonstrate to his sheep that he’s seen as standing up against Trump. His sheep love that because they hate Trump. He wants to insert his divisive diverse gender based logic into NAFTA, again his sheep love him for that. Even though it makes little sense.

I know it must be stressful, but the most significant decision Chrystia Feeland makes each day is determining which red dress she’ll be wearing and which out of six languages she’ll be speaking.

And consider this. Based on Trudeau Butts Freeland and McKenna’s performance to date, how confident are you having these guys negotiating trade with any country? Especially China?
commented 2017-11-23 10:34:12 -0500
Trudeau is a traitor has facilitated and broken numerous laws as well as destroying Canada in general not to mention the billions of debt ect ect yet where is the real outrage nothing will change unless Canadians rise up sadly this is highly unlikely so they get the government they deserve .
commented 2017-11-23 10:03:21 -0500
The punny / irony of this is the Chinese commies want whats In the ground.
How will the LUGENPRESSERS cover this when the Chicoms start digging and drilling on Canadian soil .
The Chinese and the European Union are going to attack the USA through trade wars , and the CRIMEMINISTER’S government is going to help them !!!!
commented 2017-11-23 09:58:04 -0500
I’m sure China will welcome the “aboriginal chapter”.
commented 2017-11-23 09:09:55 -0500
This smells like Chretien and his brother . This was always their plan . Only dumb ass Liberal supports can’t see this . Remember it is a communist government in China and they play to win . Do you really think we will get a better deal from China . Doubtful !
Wait till they try shoving their conditions of trade up China’s ass .
commented 2017-11-23 08:57:30 -0500
For any future trade talks only a cardboard cutout of Freeland should be sent. That would be our only chance of a good deal.
commented 2017-11-23 08:28:36 -0500
We only have faint glimmers of the disdain expressed by past Presidents particularly during the Cold War and theVietnam era. Pierre Trudeau’s affection for Castro and Marxism as well as the omnipresent threat of Quebec seperation caused deep concern for the Americans who obviously wanted a secure North America and border with Canada. Fast forward to today.
Although not expressed outwardly at this juncture,the Americans have to be concerned about Trudeau’s plan to bring close to a million migrants,mostly Muslims into North America. The threat presented by returning Jihadists is an immediate concern and Trudeau’s flippent attitude adds to their anxiety over terrorism.
Making deals with China isn’t the best way to garner favor with Trump and I’m sure we are going to be on his radar and that of the intelligence agencies south of the border.
Not a great atmosphere for negotiation of a trade pact.
commented 2017-11-23 01:48:29 -0500
Andy Neimers, sadly you are correct.
commented 2017-11-23 01:45:44 -0500
I now no longer have any lingering doubts, despite fervent wishes based on Canada’s past history,and being a political immigrant boy citizen since 1956, that we now have TRAITORS running the government in Ottawa…
commented 2017-11-23 01:37:44 -0500
So… We are now going to abandon a realistic trading relationship with the biggest economy in the world; strike some fanciful deal with the nation best known for intellectual property theft, currency manipulation and worker serfdom, and posit it as as Canada’s new window on the world?
commented 2017-11-23 01:20:09 -0500
Drew; I think I’d pick the one on the right. Even though that’s racist, sexist and probably a few other bad things.
commented 2017-11-23 01:16:10 -0500
Question for everyone , even the trolls-“In the beginning frame from the video accompanying this article are 2 people, if your life or your financial health was at stake and you had to pick one of the 2 people to negotiate for you or to consult you, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?” I know who i would choose.
commented 2017-11-23 01:13:33 -0500
Hope many liberal voters lose their jobs and enjoy subjugation and lack of choice.
commented 2017-11-23 00:20:39 -0500
Trudeau
Selling us out to Islam.
Selling us out to The Chinese.
Selling us out to The Mexicans.
Selling us out to Illegal Welfare Parasites.
Selling us out to Hostile, Fake Refugees.
Selling us out to Climate Change.
Selling us out to Political Correctness.
Selling us out to NAFTA.
Selling us out to the United Nations.
Selling us out to the European Union.
Selling us out to the Globalist Movement.
Selling us out to Communism.
Selling us out to Terrorists.
What we should be doing, is trying to sell Trudeau.
If we got a wooden nickel for him, we would be getting the better deal.
commented 2017-11-22 23:57:36 -0500
I hope the moonbats are happy. What a joke we’re becoming. The US has the “Art of the Deal” and we have Mr. Socks.
commented 2017-11-22 23:28:02 -0500
Signing a “free trade” deal with China would be like signing a free trade deal with Mordor…… It will destroy Canada as we know it ….that is why the idiot Trudeau will do it ……..welcome to the nightmaric horror of “globalization”
commented 2017-11-22 23:26:23 -0500
Very simple: many canadian companies will move to the U.S., on top of the ones that went already to Mexico. There is no trade benefit with China, unless you don’t care losing all of your money, your patents, your know-how, or even end up in a Chinese prison for no reason.