August 29, 2018

Liberals fail to reach NAFTA deal after antagonizing Trump

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey joined me to discuss Trump's trade deal with Mexico, and the Trudeau Liberal's failure to reach a similar deal with Trump on NAFTA.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was applauded by political elites for a scathing anti-Trump speech she gave while accepting an award, but her words may have cost Canada a seat at the negotiating table.

Trump isn't a fan of Mexico, but he was able to reach a mutually beneficial deal with them. Why can't the Trudeau Liberals quit their anti-Trump theatrics and make a deal that's good for Canada?

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commented 2018-08-30 18:47:24 -0400
I posted my comment a few days ago that Trump is not remotely interested in dairy and never will be. He is, on the other hand, seriously interested in auto jobs and will do his utmost to get them. His “divide and conquer” strategy by doing his Mexico deal was not remotely brilliant…it was simple and obvious. Poor ol’Canada apparently believed it was more important than it was but had an arrogant litlle sissy twit in charge who had the temerity to repeatedly insult the leader of the free world and even not take his call…even his hapless ober-compensating female minister showed up late for a meeting with his son-in-law without apology. Talk about waving a red flag in front of an angry bull.

Here’s some news for those of you who are unaquainted with New York biz guys like Trump. They’re brutal, take no prisoners and shoot their wounded. Believe me, I know. Lost my companies to these guys and I’ll never forget it. Trump is a narcissist who knows he’s only good at one thing in case you haven’t noticed…its deals, period…and winning every time. Its his identity and what his supporters expect him to do. And he’s been delivering every time thus far. Given that Trudeau and his children have really pissed him off, he’s going to murder them like they did me years ago and gloat about it forevermore. Maybe even a new book. You just can’t from fight a successful gunfighter like Trump with a hairdrier. Sorry.

On a lighter note, I’m 68 now and I ran into Justin’s father with his security folks one evening in an elevator in Calgary during his first term. I greeted him with “Nice to meet you, Your Eminance”! He cracked up, we had a breif chat in the lobby and shortly therafter his wife Margaret gave birth to, wait for it, Justin! Don’t know whether our chance meeting influenced their choice of name but it sure did me a serious favour. Up to then, no one understood my name…most people doubled-taked " Chester?", “Jason?” whenever asked to identify myself. So I at least have SOMETHING to thank that incompetant man-child for!!
commented 2018-08-30 14:40:03 -0400
what don’t canadians understand?? Mohammad and his liberal terrorists AREN’T INTERESTED IN ANY DEAL OTHER THAN THE ONES THEY CALL ALL THE SHOTS ON- all of which calls for the complete DESTRUCTION /RUINATION OF CANADA AND WHAT IS LEFT OF WE CANADIANS!!
What does it take to WAKE UP CANUKS??
commented 2018-08-30 10:16:23 -0400
Don Macdonald , Agree with your points but losing Wisconsin was a dagger in the heart for Hillary.
Trump wants those electoral votes and he wants to support the cheese industry .
Trudeau didn’t do himself any favors by stabbing Trump in the back either.
commented 2018-08-30 09:49:20 -0400
Trump doesn’t really care about the supply management dairy issue . In terms of real money it pales to the tech communications tariffs imposed on American telecom companies. Trump knows that the dairy tariffs protecting Quebec is an emotional button for Trudeau and his Francophone brethren and he’s counting on Trudeau to say No to amending that program. Trudeau is on record as saying " No NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal " With that mindset Trudeau will say No and Trump will slap a 25% tariff on Canadian made autos . The car companies will respond by shutting down the Canadian plants and move back to Michigan and Ohio which is Trumps plan all along.

Keep in mind that Trump has a Master’s degree in Economics from Wharton . Freeland as Canada’s chief negotiator has a history degree in Slavic Studies and a Journalism degree. The US NAFTA team is made of retired CEO’s of some of the largest corporations in the world. Canada’s NAFTA team now has Gerald Butts .
It’ll be like stealing candy from a baby. Get ready for the CBC and the leftist media to start spraying perfume on the pig of a deal Canada will sign with the U.S.
commented 2018-08-30 06:05:26 -0400
The combination of Trudeau and Freeland on the NAFTA file is a recipe for disaster for Canada. Trudeau is just a stupid guy who believes he’s really smart. He’s surrounded by circles of sycophants who tell him he’s really smart and that all of his dumbass ideas are brilliant. Freeland has no qualifications whatsoever to negotiate international trade deals. If we recall, prior to becoming a Liberal star candidate in downtown Toronto, she was journalist who spent most of her adult life outside of Canada. It’s not hard to see why she isn’t taken seriously. Her counterparts on the other side of the table must have to try hard to resist showing their contempt or bemusement at her strategy, continuing to play the same spent social justice hand while looking like a sausage stuffed into a cocktail dress. Someone get this foolish woman a crash course on business attire. It wouldn’t surprise me if the two of them believe that a collapse of Canada’s manufacturing sector would be a good thing because it would vastly reduce our carbon footprint. I know that sounds nuts but the more I see of them the more it actually seems plausible.
commented 2018-08-29 22:43:48 -0400
2019 . . . Canada keeps the Dairy Cartel . . . loses the entire Auto Sector to Michigan!

Trump is playing 3D Chess . . . . Justin and Christia are playing Checkers.

So Sad that 39% of Dopy Canooks, the Media and UNIFOR put us in this fix !
commented 2018-08-29 21:49:34 -0400
“Why can’t the Trudeau Liberals quit their anti-Trump theatrics and make a deal that’s good for Canada?”
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That would be due to the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. They never learn from their mistakes.
2. They never learn from other roles’s mistakes.
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.
commented 2018-08-29 21:25:59 -0400
So standing up for yourself and your principles makes you a low life and a snake in the grass but selling out Canadians to cartels and stepping on free speech must make a good person than ? Wow
commented 2018-08-29 21:22:51 -0400
So standing up for yourself and principles makes and a snake in the grass . Wow !!!
commented 2018-08-29 20:56:55 -0400
FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH; I have mixed feelings about Bernier. I agree with his positions on supply management as well as with his tweets promoting Canadian cultural identity and integrity as well as calling out Trudeau’s absurd ‘Diversity is our Strength’ shtick.

FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH; I have mixed feelings about Bernier. I agree with his positions on supply management as well as with his tweets promoting Canadian cultural identity and integrity as well as calling out Trudeau’s absurd ‘Diversity is our Strength’ shtick.I cannot and do not applaud his action of sabotaging the CPC convention by his high profile resignation and his threatening to start a new party; thus effectively dividing the Right before the next election. Those actions make a him a low-life, snake-in-the-grass in my estimation. He was less than a loyal soldier under Stephen Harper now he is less than a loyal soldier under Andrew Scheer.

FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH; I have mixed feelings about Bernier. I agree with his positions on supply management as well as with his tweets promoting Canadian cultural identity and integrity as well as calling out Trudeau’s absurd ‘Diversity is our Strength’ shtick.I cannot and do not applaud his action of sabotaging the CPC convention by his high profile resignation and his threatening to start a new party; thus effectively dividing the Right before the next election. Those actions make a him a low-life, snake-in-the-grass in my estimation. He was less than a loyal soldier under Stephen Harper now he is less than a loyal soldier under Andrew Scheer.Bernier likes to tout his ‘conservative’ values; well, two of the most important conservative values are ‘loyalty’ and ‘steadfastness’. Clearly, Bernier is unaware that those values even exist.

FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH; I have mixed feelings about Bernier. I agree with his positions on supply management as well as with his tweets promoting Canadian cultural identity and integrity as well as calling out Trudeau’s absurd ‘Diversity is our Strength’ shtick.I cannot and do not applaud his action of sabotaging the CPC convention by his high profile resignation and his threatening to start a new party; thus effectively dividing the Right before the next election. Those actions make a him a low-life, snake-in-the-grass in my estimation. He was less than a loyal soldier under Stephen Harper now he is less than a loyal soldier under Andrew Scheer.Bernier likes to tout his ‘conservative’ values; well, two of the most important conservative values are ‘loyalty’ and ‘steadfastness’. Clearly, Bernier is unaware that those values even exist.
commented 2018-08-29 20:25:41 -0400
Ron Shea—When I lived in Quebec, the Montreal Gazette was the bible for their news.
Although you didn’t ask this, in Que. children were taught about Politics and Finance before Grade 10. This is the reason Quebecers are so informed compared to all the Provinces West of them, where I have since lived. This is also the reason that they stick up for their rights, unlike the uninformed people from other Provinces.
Who is turning Right in Canada? Only Quebec.

Will Couillard go to Washington ? No, I was only pointing out that he is extremely mad, as he believes “the not ready boy” will sell him out. If Trudeau does sell him out, it will be one of the few smart decisions that Trudeau has made.
commented 2018-08-29 19:14:00 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 2 hours ago
Beat you by 3 minutes Robert H.

Yup. Your post wasn’t there when I first opened the link.
commented 2018-08-29 17:41:38 -0400
Don CC.. we are in total agreement as well as on the same page.!!
What are your thoughts on Maxime Bernier and his calling out the entire CPC organization as well as the liberals on the milk and feathers cartel .?!
commented 2018-08-29 17:07:32 -0400
Beat you by 3 minutes Robert H.
commented 2018-08-29 16:54:56 -0400
If it weren’t for all the money they are giving the migrants the economy would have tanked by now . Trudeau thinks every one has a trust fund like him . After he kills the auto industry the migrants are going to have a tougher time trying to sneak back the other way .
All you ABBH voters have got to be proud . Or just stupid .
commented 2018-08-29 16:46:44 -0400
From what I’ve been hearing, it sounds like Trudy is still poking Trump in the eye with a sharp stick. Using supply management and the climate change scam as the stick and likely the feminazi and gender perverts as well. Alberta farmers and ranchers depend on free trade, as well as the energy industry. Alberta independence could be closer than we think. If Trudy doesn’t throw his feminazi’s and eco terrorists under the bus, there will be no deal, and Trump will start with the tariffs.

TRUDEAU’S CLIMATE HYSTERIA COULD SCREW CANADA DURING NAFTA TALKS

https://dailycaller.com/2018/08/29/trudeau-canada-trump-nafta/
commented 2018-08-29 16:25:49 -0400
Ron Joseph, what are the best and/or most popular news outlets to watch in Quebec that a lot of Quebecers read or listen to, do you know?

Trudeau said yesterday that he would not budge on supply management. Couillard in Quebec supports the cartel. He is mad because his re-election as Premier of Quebec is at risk. The cartel in Quebec has bought all the politicians, including Couillard. Maybe that is the real reason Bernier quit before he was fired because he was the only one against Supply Management and he knew what a toxic issue it was with unelected rich hacks having more say than real voting members? Doug Ford tweeted out this morning a deal with the U.S.A. is crucial to Ontario auto workers. He must be getting a lot of heat from voters in Ontario to tweet that.

I really don’t expect a deal considering how many other things Trudeau and Freeland and Trudeau’s Cabinet in general have bungled. They are just the worse. Trudeau not taking the call from Trump a few days ago because he was supposedly “busy” and then Freeland showing up at the meeting late today tells me they just do not care about Canada or Canadians..

What could be worse though, is if they actually sign a deal and that increases Trudeau’s popularity.
commented 2018-08-29 16:18:30 -0400
Heard that Trump apparently wanted to speak to Trudeau before he made his 11:00 announcement about the US/Mexico deal, but when he called mini-me, the ass wouldn’t speak to him, so I guess you know where the Canadian people stand on his priority list.
commented 2018-08-29 16:14:47 -0400
FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH : You wrote, “Don CC stunning insight on the MO for the liberal party.. their biggest problem is Trump is not going to be impeached.”

FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH : You wrote, “Don CC stunning insight on the MO for the liberal party.. their biggest problem is Trump is not going to be impeached.”I could not agree more. Indeed the ‘blue wave’ which the Democrats hoped for to reclaim both the House and the Senate could very well become a ‘red wave’ thus further solidifying Trump’s position.

FLATWATER.. FLATEARTH : You wrote, “Don CC stunning insight on the MO for the liberal party.. their biggest problem is Trump is not going to be impeached.”I could not agree more. Indeed the ‘blue wave’ which the Democrats hoped for to reclaim both the House and the Senate could very well become a ‘red wave’ thus further solidifying Trump’s position.I would never be so bold as to claim the Liberals are right in their calculations on this issue, when they have been so wrong about everything else.
commented 2018-08-29 15:55:33 -0400
Robert Hewgill—-"watch to see who is the first premier to bolt and go to Washington to make their own free deal. "
Excellent thinking. When you suggested the above might happen, I was thinking of Ford heading to Washington, but it may be this Quebec Premier, I just saw him on the news, and no one has ever seen him this mad, as he assumes that Trudeau will give in on Supply Management.
commented 2018-08-29 15:39:32 -0400
Trudeau needs a rocket and we all know where.
He would make a good partner for Theresa May, who has just made a trade deal with South Africa, the only conditions she asked for was that the SA PM would pay the White land owners a fair price for their land, that will grow the products the UK wants to purchase.

There are now four known cases, in SA, where White Farmers and their families have been buried alive……Trudeau would turn a blind eye, as long as the Buried are all White.
commented 2018-08-29 14:30:51 -0400
Don CC stunning insight on the MO for the liberal party.. their biggest problem is Trump is not going to be impeached because one of the reporters that works for CNN Carl Bernstein has admitted to fabricating a story and used his credibility for breaking water gate to push it..
Apparently FOXNews and several other outlets have already apologized and told the story but CNN refuses to do likewise.. it’s a good thing that the globalists have a Lotta money because CNN is losing viewers credibility and money with every breath they take.
If we’re fortunate enough this will backfire so loud that it will resonate across the country leaving no mistake about the nature of Andrew sheer Justin Trudeau or their motives.!!
commented 2018-08-29 14:09:52 -0400
The Liberals do not intend to resolve the trade agreement; because frankly they do not care about Canada’s economy. They have already demonstrated that in a hundred different ways, from billions of dollar giveaways to Islamic dictatorships to quashing all of Canada’s domestic pipeline projects.

No, it is clear that they are running out the clock hoping that Trump will fold in the mid-terms whereby a Democrat controlled House and Senate might force a Trump impeachment. The primary reason for this brinkmanship approach is transparently obvious.

In the coming 2019 election, the Liberals do not have a credible accomplishment to run on, and they know it. These desperate interlopers hope instead to con a bunch of low-information ‘useful idiots’, who do not know any better but to hate Trump. Trudeau cannot turn the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Andrew Scheer, into a bogie man, so he will use Trump. He hopes Trump’s hoped for political demise will reflect well on him.

This is how pathetically desperate the Liberals are becoming; meanwhile, it will only be ordinary Canadians and Canadian businesses who will suffer under this incoherent Liberal incompetence, pettiness and brinkmanship,
commented 2018-08-29 13:50:12 -0400
Why is Smurfette still on this file?!
commented 2018-08-29 13:47:47 -0400
Jamie McMaster, you are 100% correct, “they do not care”.
The objective of any political party is “to win”, not to serve, which is at odds with being a public servant. Winning at all costs has become the norm, and politics has become a dishonorable profession. The fact that Trudeau is PM proves that we get the government we deserve. And we will all be poorer for it.
commented 2018-08-29 13:29:04 -0400
Please quit using the word “people kind” because in its own way it justifies the use and people that don’t know any better may start using it unknowingly and we don’t want that to ever take hold and give Justin any kind of legacy .!!!
commented 2018-08-29 13:19:35 -0400
If the Democrats take the house in November, then Trudeau’s skin will be saved. If not, Justinus Castro will end up destroying Canada and his career as well. The latter would be a good thing.
commented 2018-08-29 13:12:11 -0400
“It won’t be the jobs of the liberal or conservative party elites. So they don’t care. "

And that, ROBERT, is precisely it. Career politicians are focussed on one thing: the next election. And if it means whipping up anti-Yank sentiment from a childish public to secure votes, even though it would be detrimental to their Country, they are quite prepared to do it.
commented 2018-08-29 13:07:08 -0400
By this Friday Trudeau/Freeland have a choice, capitulate on Dairy and draw the ire of 11,000 farmers in Ontario and Quebec, or if they hold tough on Dairy and the tariffs go on Canadian automobile production then draw the ire of Unifor and the 160,000 workers in the auto sector. Either way Trudeau’s political career is toast. Maybe pissing off Trump wasn’t such a good idea. Trudeau, wasn’t ready, still isn’t ready, will never be ready.