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.