September 05, 2019

Trudeau's $42 billion Chinese steel project will cost thousands of Canadian jobs

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, the President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Ed Whalen joined me for an in-depth explanation of the Liberal government's handout of $42 billion worth of construction projects to China instead of Canada.

The job calls for two liquid natural gas (LNG) projects to be assembled in British Columbia. But, under the Trudeau deal, the LNG projects will be assembled on arrival in Canada from prefabricated modules built in China. These steel modules include components spanning multiple trades — the electrical, piping and plumbing needed for the final design will all be fitted in China.

Import duties on fabricated structural steel — which apply to these prefab modules — were put in place against several countries including China after they were found illegally dumping steel here in Canada. Steel dumping occurs when steel is sold very cheaply to a foreign market in order to wipe out domestic producers.

The tariffs on Chinese steel are being dropped for this project.

A few weeks ago at a press conference in Ottawa, I encouraged the Canadian media to ask Chrystia Freeland to defend the decision to allow this project to go ahead. They had never heard of it!

According to Whalen, steel fabricators all across Canada are capable of doing this work but they're not even being asked to bid — it's all going straight to China.

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commented 2019-09-11 11:51:54 -0400
Canada’s Belt & Road Project . . . . these are our friends says Justin . . . “I always luved my Communist buddies like ole Uncle Fidel” !
commented 2019-09-11 07:00:01 -0400
Douglas,

All their products should be banned period. They are a communist country who is building their military up with our money. They are now a serious military power because of the US and Canada. We are feeding our own demise and it needs to stop.

We are being destroyed from within, and I firmly believe separation or joining the US is the only way we can salvage anything. Canada is dead as a country.
commented 2019-09-10 22:13:40 -0400
Hay its not going to effect Quebec so let give it to China.
commented 2019-09-10 06:25:52 -0400
“The level of corruption has become so obvious that it’s almost laughable yet no peep out of “our” MSM / CBC enemedia complex.”

Hey, JAMES HALL! That’s enough of that! I’ll have you know Canada’s MSM is the best reporting that $600 million can buy!
commented 2019-09-09 22:07:02 -0400
The more China abuses Canada the more the soy boy puke and climate Barbie apologize to them !
The level of corruption has become so obvious that it’s almost laughable yet no peep out of “our” MSM / CBC enemedia complex.
Too busy manufacturing the latest anti Trump story I guess.
Pathetic but predictable
commented 2019-09-08 16:54:15 -0400
Is this Man a Canadian or an in-planted impostor,you have to wonder who the heck this man represents,I just can not believe the damage this man has done to a country he supposedly represents and loves he should be impeached, pity help the party who takes over the unbelievable mess this man and his cronies are leaving behind them.
commented 2019-09-08 09:34:32 -0400
“When China urinates in Canada’s face the treasonous tea bagger Uber Cuck Trudeau gets on his knees to offer more surrender and give them more of Canada "

Indeed, JAMES HALL. It appears as though turdo and his and his rotten cabal are so utterly compromi$ed by their Chinese investments that the chicomms can piss all over them with impunity.

And we can rest assured that our bought-and-paid-for press will remain completely uncurious about turdo & Co’s servility to the chicomms. No need to turn over any rocks to follow the money.
commented 2019-09-07 23:11:23 -0400
I don’t know , many people are completely blue pilled stupid and will vote for the globalist treason national suicide program brought on by Uber Cuck Mohammad Trudeau and the filth that is the liberal Laurentian elite …… If that happens the West has no choice other than join the US or separate.
China is a monster licking its chops at the prospect of the soy boy getting back in
commented 2019-09-07 18:34:52 -0400
Everyone I talk to is pissed. I believe this government will be voted out. Hide like the coward you are. You are only a master baiter, not a debater. Looks like dopey got caught smokin pot again.
commented 2019-09-07 16:54:42 -0400
Google MMG and Trudeau,this is another example of Trudeau and the Chinese at the expense of our taxpayer dollars-$61million to be exact ,to build a northern road on permafrost to access mining locations operated by the Chinese. This road would also facilitate a deep water port for ships to access,all the while putting caribou populations at risk.Funny when Trudeau is in bed with China anything can happen regardless of the environment or animal populations or the local indigenous-but in the west we can’t get a pipeline built and we get slapped with a tanker ban. Absolute hypocrisy!!!
commented 2019-09-07 14:45:33 -0400
“I have warned you!” makes me think of being scolded by my mother and I recoil at those four words. I would think most people do, so it amazes me how many people still put up with being screamed at about climate alarmism and anything anyone in the media or mainstream political parties ever try to stuff down our throats. But they do. How do we win back the narrative aside from continually pointing out facts and omitted details when we find them? The grip is tightening and eventually though probably too late, those refusing to shake themselves out of their comfortable lives will know, and a fat lot of good that will do any of us then.
commented 2019-09-07 13:45:58 -0400
LENNARD MAILLET commented 1 day ago
How much did the project’s owners donate to the Trudeau Foundation and the Liberal Party?
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The Chinese? You know it!
commented 2019-09-07 13:42:08 -0400
When China urinates in Canada’s face the treasonous tea bagger Uber Cuck Trudeau gets on his knees to offer more surrender and give them more of Canada
commented 2019-09-07 13:41:16 -0400
It is economic treason. Next will be inability to get insurance coverage for Canadian companies. This is an attempt to steel Canadians resources with the Federal governments help. This should be National news. If it were Conservative doing this it would be lead story all day every day. they want to buy the oil sands for pennies on the dollar. Fake supposedly grass root movements and environmentalists funded by forien countries
commented 2019-09-07 13:38:10 -0400
Henry Reardon, I love your name. Ayn Rands ‘Hank’ Reardon would never agree to using inferior cheap Chinese steel over his high grade metal. He would have considered such a move, an act of treason.
commented 2019-09-07 13:32:01 -0400
Those natural gas plants will be built in China and shipped over to be put together like a bunch of lego pieces in Canada. All those jobs constructing it will be in China. No Canadian steel, no Canadian construction workers, electrician’s, pipe fitters, welders, you name it, every aspect of the Canadian construction industry will be cut out of this deal. Some of those industries are Native owned and run, we will all suffer on every level. If the unions aren’t fighting for their workers over this, then they showing us quite blatantly that they are the thugs we always knew they were and should be chased out of the country.

How is this not Economic treason? Freeland and Trudeau are dirty despots.
commented 2019-09-06 22:41:48 -0400
If China heard that the Canadian government is actively reconsidering the waiver of the trade rules, which would preclude China dumping its steel after all, I wonder if that might help get the two gentlemen being held hostage in China released? That seems like the kind of move that would work, assuming China actually values these contracts. The current government seems very unlikely to do any such thing unless perhaps we make a real stink about this and they start to see their election prospects threatened. Can we make that much noise?
commented 2019-09-06 19:52:02 -0400
Tony Castro was his father . Read the suicide letter Castro’s son wrote about Justin being his favorite . There is even a photo of him holding Justin with his dim wit mother beside him .
commented 2019-09-06 18:33:49 -0400
Dave Sutton,
So glad to see people are starting to WAKE UP!
I WARNED before he was given an majority that WE WILL NOT SURVIVE HIM AND THAT HE HATES US, CANADA, OUR RACE, CULTURE, WAS A RADICAL ISLAMIC AND WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BRING HIM DOWN.
was I wrong
canada no longer is a NATION! FACT!!
CANADIANS ARE BEING RECOLONIZED AND SOON UNDER TRUDEAU WE WILL BE STARVING, JOBLESS, HAVE NO SHELTER, HEAT, FOOD, HEALTH CARE, PENSION, MONEY, RIGHTS,FREEDOMS OR ANY LAND TO CALL OUR OWN.

I have warned and warned and warned but NO ONE GIVES A DAMN AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR DEMANDED ENTITLEMENTS AND CAN CONTINUE TO SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!
WE ARE BROKE, canada is in BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT, HE HAS DESTROYED BOTH OUR ECONOMIC ENGINES, AND NOW IS IMPORTING FOREIGN GOODS, STEEL, CHEAP LABOUR AND HAS TAKEN AWAY OUR FREEDOMS, RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND SOON, WILL ERASE OUR LIVES AND HISTORY!
UNDERSTAND THIS: WE WILL NOT SURVIVE HIM, HIS AGENDA OR HIS IMPORTS, ILLEGAL INVASION ANOTHER 4 YEARS and that is his plan!
CANADIANS HAD BETTER SNAP OUT OF THEIR LIBERAL, LEFT, POLITICAL CORRECT COMAS AND DO IT NOW BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES RIGHT NOW AND IT IS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR OUR FUTURE NOT ONLY AS A PEOPLE BUT A LAND.
HE HATES US, OUR RACE, CULTURE, VALUES, RELIGIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE CANADIAN AND HAS PUBLICLY STATED THIS ALL OVER THE GLOBE AND RIGHT HERE IN CANADA , yet canuks continued to REMAIN SILENT while handing their hard earned money to him to blow on himself, his cabinet, his special people all over the globe as well as the hundreds of thousands to millions he has quietly brought here to build their caliphate here, and at the u.n.!
NO WONDER WE HAVE NO MILITARY, FREEDOMS, DEMOCRACY , RIGHTS ETC. HE IS A NAZI DESPOT AND IS INSANE WITH POWER!
WE WILL NOT SURVIVE HIM OR HIS TERRORISTS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!
PREPARE FOR FULL SHARIA AFTER OCTOBER!
commented 2019-09-06 18:19:46 -0400
’ Here kitty ,kitty ".
Has the cat got your tongue Andrew Scheer?
Here I thought the job of the Opposition Party was to formulate opposing points of view and critique the sitting Government.
I didn’t have any use for their political philosophies , but at least Ed Broadbent or Jack Layton would have raised bloody murder over Canadian jobs being forfeited to the Chinese.
The present day union bosses must be in on the fix with promises from Butts and Trudeau of bigger and better things post election.
Something sure stinks when nobody is saying a word about this abominable decision.
commented 2019-09-06 16:42:32 -0400
But surely the real story here is that NOBODY is doing anything about this.

The steelworkers union and trades unions aren’t blocking any highways, and scheer-the-steer, jagmeet and bucky may aren’t making waves. So I guess it’s a non-issue.
commented 2019-09-06 13:59:21 -0400
He most likely meant QUEBEC jobs . If their lips are moving the are lying . That is what happen when you don’t get qualified people kind in politics . What a train wreck .
commented 2019-09-06 13:55:40 -0400
This just proves that Trudeau was Lying when he said SNCL was all about jobs . H most likely meant
commented 2019-09-06 12:55:53 -0400
Justin’s Father Pierre Elliott Trudeau did the same thing in the 80’s with the national energy program. Two Arctic drilling rigs that I worked on were built in Japan. The Kulluk and the Molikpaq
commented 2019-09-06 12:48:55 -0400
A bridge being built over Hwy. 400 in Vaughan had to be put on hold a few years ago because the Chinese steel that had been brought in for the span did not meet the specifications ans was sub-standard. I wonder if this steel in B.C. even meets standards?
commented 2019-09-06 12:02:18 -0400
Well, Trudeau did say that he admired China in that they could get things done quickly. What he didn’t say is that he admires their ability to stifle free speech. Also why are we giving China anything with two Canadians in some Chinese jail for no reason? Let’s hope that Andrew Scheer is able to reverse this contract and deny the Chinese the business.

I have become very careful as to what I buy nowadays and I absolutely refuse to buy anything from China. All their products should be banned until those two men come home.
commented 2019-09-06 11:05:29 -0400
Is it just me or is Trudeau going out of his way to destroy this country?
He defends illegal “immigrants” crossing into our country on a daily basis.
He is outsourcing jobs to China.
He is doing everything he can to bring ISIS terrorists into Canada.
He pays out millions to CONVICTED terrorists who have murdered innocent people and then includes apologies to these same barbarians for how terribly they were treated in prison.
He covers up criminal activity and assigns corrupt individuals (House Speaker) to block any attempts to have the police investigate.
He is devoted to silencing free speech.

Am I wrong to suggest these are the actions of a dictator? After all, no sane and rational person would ever behave this way, would they?
commented 2019-09-06 09:51:06 -0400
ALL LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS! CHARGE THEM WITH TREASON.
commented 2019-09-06 09:32:10 -0400
Trudeau for treason.