September 27, 2017

Liberals put name calling, identity politics at centre of NAFTA negotiations

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

NAFTA negotiations should be about coming to an agreement on open trade policies with our most important ally and what’s best for Canada, but if you’re Trudeau and the Liberals, it’s an opportunity to focus on themselves and preen over pet issues. 

To that end, the Liberals want chapters on gender equality and indigenous people written into the deal.

These issues are important but, how are they trade issues?

In addition to this, both the Americans and Mexicans have been completely dismissive of various suggestions for favourable policy on unions, working conditions and wages. The bottom line in all of this is that the Liberals are totally incompetent.

First, they can’t even decide what’s a trade issue and what isn’t and as a result, they’re not getting better deals for Canadians of any gender, race or creed.

And, just like three year olds, they’re calling the leader of the most powerful country in the world names when they don’t get their way.

What a bunch of lightweights!

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commented 2017-09-28 18:23:29 -0400
Jay I feel more threat from our government not Mr. Trump .
commented 2017-09-28 14:52:06 -0400
Correct, Paul Taylor. But the scary part is that whatever is agreed to and signed by Trudeau et al, is BINDING forever. The Americans are going to take us to the cleaners.

Glamour Boy Trudeau is a one-man wrecking crew for Canada.
commented 2017-09-28 14:29:27 -0400
This what happens when you send in a bunch of 3rd rate political disasters (friends of the prince) to negotiate with tried and proven U.S. professionals.

It’s like the sand lot boys against a team from MLB. You already know the outcome of this. Canada elected a bunch of morons.
commented 2017-09-28 13:00:54 -0400
Touchie-feelie Trudeau insists that Gender neutrality and Indigenous rights must be part of NAFTA renegotiation talks. Yeah right… That doesn’t even make any sense.

The Americans must have had a good chuckle over that head-scratcher.
commented 2017-09-28 10:57:52 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 1 hour ago
All those that voted liberal should be hanging their heads in shame. What a complete joke these losers are. Chrystia reminds me of a witch in that dress! She’s an empty-headed nobody, who couldn’t negotiate her way out of a wet paper bag. It’s so embarrassing to listen to her constant droning.

If I may:
“All those that voted liberal should be hanging.”
…along with the LPC and the Fake News Media in their entirety – for treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors!

“The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, and refusal to obey a lawful order.” wiki
commented 2017-09-28 10:00:46 -0400
Time for everybody here to totally ignore the socialist Marxists that masquerade as liberals. Why would you refuse to buy the Toronto Star or watch the National and then waste your time and breath on these fools. Let them find bliss in their own ignorance
commented 2017-09-28 09:41:16 -0400
All those that voted liberal should be hanging their heads in shame. What a complete joke these losers are. Chrystia reminds me of a witch in that dress! She’s an empty-headed nobody, who couldn’t negotiate her way out of a wet paper bag. It’s so embarrassing to listen to her constant droning.
commented 2017-09-28 08:52:43 -0400
Gender equality clauses in an international trade agreement? Only a f’n Liberal could come up with an idea like this. What are they afraid of, countervailing duties if we ship aids, hiv, and herpes, to them?
commented 2017-09-28 03:59:14 -0400
These truly are the dark times in Canada.
commented 2017-09-28 03:53:39 -0400
Maurice Potvin “9 hours ago”… Amen! That’s exactly what’s going to happen…
commented 2017-09-28 03:14:10 -0400
Perhaps there is no way to fix “stupid”. But Canadians can look at Putin with a bit of suspicion.

And we can show some support for our own government.
commented 2017-09-28 02:56:43 -0400
Vajay Jay says…..“Have you any words of hope at all?”
Well I have some words of hope, I hope that Vajay Jay stops posting to this site.
I and most others are actually dumbed down after reading the comments from this clown, with the exception of his/her/its ilk of course.
I mean what could, "life is hard….but it I even harder when you are stupid. "
Nice job Vajay Jay, you proved the point by Flat Earth eloquently.
commented 2017-09-28 02:32:20 -0400
“Flat Earth” puts it rather plainly: “life is hard… but it I even harder when you are stupid.”

Have you any words of hope at all? Not all readers of the Rebel are as ignorant as you might suppose.
commented 2017-09-28 02:16:44 -0400
JAY KELLY there is no hope for you Jay. Cannot fix stupid!
commented 2017-09-28 02:02:34 -0400
Jay Kelly.. The only threat we have in Canada is our leader and people that hate their country and culture so much that they would assist in the destruction of it.. Trudo is a globalist and he’s in it for the big money Trump is a nationalist and he’s in it for the preservation of his country, if you can’t see that then you don’t want to because it’s just that obvious… Life is hard Jay… But it’s even harder when you’re stupid..
commented 2017-09-28 01:38:53 -0400
Given Donald Trump’s ignorance and the threat that poses to Canada and our allies, we should hope that our government ministers are up to the task.
commented 2017-09-28 01:14:10 -0400
There is that red dress again.
commented 2017-09-28 01:12:01 -0400
The liberals are hideously ridiculous.
Trade, Christia, trade! Not a social experiment.
I sincerely hope this nonsense is not entertained on any level by any trading partner.
commented 2017-09-27 23:41:51 -0400
Thanks HOLLY . With SHEILA taking on more federal politics, your load may be a bit heavy , I hope you get some helper staff
I know you’ll be up to the task
commented 2017-09-27 23:24:48 -0400
What is JT and the Liberals going to do?

Their entire agenda – all the carbon-taxes, the tax reform, the shutting down of O & G – hinged on Hillary Clinton becoming president.

Well, that whole agenda got shoved down the shitter, along with JT’s crazy virtue signaling. So, he goes to the UN and talks about Canada’s crime against its Indigenous peoples to stunning silence. Considering that the bulk of the governments represented at the UN General Assembly spend all their time oppressing one group or another, what exactly was JT feeling guilty about, anyway?

These are not the NAFTA negotiations that JT wanted: he was ready to endorse anything Hillary wanted – rubber stamp it with no debate.

Trump likes JT the way someone likes an earnest retarded boy: he’s a nice fellow, but it’s too bad he was born that way.
commented 2017-09-27 21:02:09 -0400
trudeau is so incredibly infantile, intellectually and mentally challenged and on top of that he has a lisp! I am truly embarrassed by him as I am literally intellectually superior to him and yet he is running my life and country! what the hell made us sink so low as to allow this?: I didn’t vote for him because well, I’m far too intelligent to make a foolish mistake such as that! What the hell is wrong with the rest of the country?? no wonder the entire uneducated, primitive third world is overthrowing us all!
commented 2017-09-27 19:54:14 -0400
This Minister also downplays her grandfather’s collaboration with Nazi’s.
commented 2017-09-27 19:46:09 -0400
Junior put Cryin Chrys, a former writer, journalist and editor, in charge of negotiating NAFTA with the Trump administration. What did you think was going to happen?
commented 2017-09-27 19:38:46 -0400
Pride comes before a fall and the Liberal party is about to fall in on itself!
commented 2017-09-27 18:47:28 -0400
Good summary Ms. Nicholas, but I have one point of disagreement. The LPC does know what it is doing in these talks, it knows exactly.

As you pointed out, it is to secure power for the sake of power by any means, Canada and Canadians be damned. That has ever been the single LPC policy. So these talks are just sacrificial to the one policy.
commented 2017-09-27 18:28:07 -0400
Crying Chrystia, no one takes her seriously; same goes for her boss!
commented 2017-09-27 18:23:36 -0400
To be fair we should not be too rough on Justin for this , he was obviously so excited to see the new My Little Pony movie that he got distracted.
commented 2017-09-27 18:23:33 -0400
I expect the US will pull out of the NAFTA negotiations, tear up the current trade agreement with Canada, negotiate a separate agreement with Mexico, and place heavy sanctions on all Canadian imports to the US, thus destroying the Canadian economy even further than JT has already. I know that’s what I would do if I was in Trump’s position and all those preening, virtue-signalling liberals were telling me how to run my country. I hope that doesn’t happen, but I wouldn’t blame him if it did.
commented 2017-09-27 18:08:27 -0400
I wonder if the anti Trump media will even acknowledge if this turns Mexico away as well? OF COURSE NOT!