September 05, 2017

NAFTA: Trudeau Liberals want U.S. to drop “right to work” laws

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Trudeau's Liberals are doing their best to torpedo NAFTA negotiations with the United States, this time by demanding they axe “Right to Work” legislation. 

“Right to work” legislation — the ability to work in a workplace without being forced to join its union — is the law in 28 of 50 states.

These laws make union membership a choice based on free will, yet the Liberals in Canada think they have the authority to override those voters.

Trudeau is asking for a violation of the 10th Amendment, the ability of states to make their laws on matters that are not federal.

It’s an impossible, idiotic and embarrassing suggestion.

The Liberals are trying to protect Ontario from competition. Most US auto manufacturing occurs in “right to work” states.

But instead of trying to make Ontario more competitive, the Liberals are trying to make every place just as awful.


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commented 2017-09-06 14:06:37 -0400
Some US states adopted legislation to make unions optional and some didn’t but that isn’t the issue. Sheila’s point was that demanding the US government change its work legislation (something they cannot do even if they wanted to) is an embarrassing joke. Might as well demand a percentage of US taxes, or that all those pesky racially charged statues be replaced with a magnificent Trudeau bust that will inspire Americans to buy Canadian and take CAD at par.
commented 2017-09-06 11:28:03 -0400
Allan McLean – I’d rather work in the private sector any day of the week. The thing with the private sector is that you can’t hide behind your union rep. You have to perform your job to the very best of your ability. There is no set wage scale, other than minimum wage, so it’s up to you whether or not you want to be a top notch employee, or a slag. The private sector follows the rules for Employment Standards, not a union agreement. The slags don’t usually last long because they are usually lazy, and like to blame others for their low quality work. You can’t hide in the private sector, which is why the employees are better quality. Many private companies allow you to share some of the annual profits, which is a real incentive to work hard, and be a valuable employee. Not so in unions.
commented 2017-09-06 00:55:32 -0400
Allan Mclean sorry but that is union BS. I worked many years non union and that is complete hogwash. There are laws in place for such issues.
commented 2017-09-06 00:54:05 -0400
Andrew that is moronic, Trump does not need us as much as we need him. And Justin is a freaking moron that would get eaten alive by Trump. And when China plays him like a fiddle and he capitulates to their every demand you will probably say the same thing.
commented 2017-09-06 00:04:08 -0400
One thing for is for certain is that Junior has derived from his father how to divide a nation, and with help from his handlers, e.g. George Soros/The clintons/Saul Alinsky, even two.

Despite his Zoolander level presentations this buffoon and his ilk are playing us all. Stand strong Canada. Don’t be triggered, just yet, by this puppet. I encourage you all to be prepared to stand on guard for the true north strong and free. Karma does exist, and the Holy Spirit does exist between us all to fight evil and stand up for natural law of which these worshippers of Satan know nothing.
commented 2017-09-05 23:06:20 -0400
Allan McLean that is nonsense. Workers in those states can join a union if they choose to. They are not prevented from joining a union. Nor are they forced to join one unlike in most of Canuckistan. It is part of that great SJW mantra: freedom of choice. Unless it doesn’t suit the SJW , of course.
commented 2017-09-05 23:03:19 -0400
Anither example of the socialist definition: someone who has bugger all and wants to share it with you.
commented 2017-09-05 21:42:14 -0400
When and how will Trudeau ever be held accountable for what he is doing to Canada? Losing an election is meaningless to him considering his personal wealth, political connections and his aspirations of ruining Canada and helping Soros and his other Fascist handlers with their Global ambitions.
commented 2017-09-05 21:30:47 -0400
Andrew what is your liberal job title ? Some of your statements are as wacked as Trudeau . Comparing Trudope to Mr Trump . Trudeau is way over his head and Canada is screwed . Trump stands up for Americans .Trudeau stands up for selfies .
commented 2017-09-05 21:28:19 -0400
“It’s an impossible, idiotic and embarrassing suggestion.”

Of course it is. Totally ludicrous – it shows how ignorant Marxist punks like Truedough are of constitutional restraints on federal authority. He thinks he’s dealing with Cuba or some other corrupt police state he is so fond of.
commented 2017-09-05 20:56:15 -0400
Sorry, that should read “it wouldn’t surprise me”.
commented 2017-09-05 20:52:56 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, you’re a nincompoop. Regardless of the outcome of the NAFTA talks, using the US “Right to Work” state legislation as a bargaining chip makes as much sense as wearing clown shoes, a fake nose, grease painted face and a silly hat as an intimidation tactic at the talks. Considering the IQ of Trudeau, it would surprise me if he seriously considered that as well. As far as the negotiating prowess of Trudeau VS Trump, Trudeau has never negotiated a damn thing in his life, whereas Trump has been negotiating ALL his working life. That’s how he made his Billions.
commented 2017-09-05 20:46:56 -0400
I don’t agree with right to work laws, they are actually a form of indentured servitude. The employee has no rights at all & can be fired without cause for any & every reason. It keeps wages at subsistence level. If a boss comes in with a headache they can fire you, no severance no nothing. the employee is completely under the thumb of the company. That is why unions sprang up in the first place. Are there abusive unions, sure but, companies when given free reign are more so. Spare me the good employer routine. China is a prime example of “free to work” places. The workers are free to work literally to death. They work for almost nothing for thousands of foreign companies 24/7 & live in giant work camps. Then those companies ship their slave labour products back to us. So if you like “Right to work” go live in China, they have a job for you. I know because I was in Vegas where my daughter worked & they were abused & underpaid with no benefits & no recourse, that is a right to work state.
commented 2017-09-05 20:26:10 -0400
You communist bastard. You are the most disgusting PM that Canada (what’s left of it) has ever had. I hope that one day karma comes to bite you back hard; be aware you will one day join your Cuban father in hell.
commented 2017-09-05 19:58:27 -0400
Bingo. I hope someone backhands Justin and says grow up retard
commented 2017-09-05 19:44:57 -0400
We may as well have Andrew Stephenson standing in for Freeland. God this is pathetic to watch.
Trudeau can’t nehotiate. His negotiating methodology is paying people off 10.5 M a time.
He probably realizes he is in a no lose position. If the negotiations appear to favor Trump, CBC will paint it as the big bad Trump.
If the negotiations appear to favor Canada, CBC will be behind the story full bore bragging up Trudope.
commented 2017-09-05 19:19:10 -0400
Conservative MP Erin O’Toole says he has great respect for his prime political opponent, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is also in charge of NAFTA and Canada-U.S. relations. “We have a friendship; I admire her a great deal.”
Good grief, what a lack of discernment!
commented 2017-09-05 18:48:24 -0400
Hey Andrew!

A bargaining chip in negotiation is something everyone agrees is a reality that can happen. So curious, like with your past solar panel comment, how is something that goes against the American constitution, so not a reality, a bargaining chip?

A better pro- union bargaining chip would be to state Canada will tariff any non-union goods coming from the States? A stupid position but one that can be a reality.
commented 2017-09-05 18:47:30 -0400
Trudeau couldn’t negotiate himself out of a corner (kind of like a 18 year old cat with dementia)…saying he is better negotiator than Trump is laughable & incredibly naive…sorry Andrew, your optimism isn’t warranted!
commented 2017-09-05 18:43:08 -0400
The deer in the lights look says it all. This elitist clown is likely wired, so that Butts and Soros can feed him his lines.
commented 2017-09-05 18:41:23 -0400
Hey Andrew!

Still waiting to hear how solar panels are able to work in hurricanes and tropical storms, and why the current massive solar farms in Texas have not been able to assist with the current post tragedy energy crisis.
commented 2017-09-05 18:41:01 -0400
What a moron Trudope is. Who do you think the fly over states will stand behind, play boy Trudope or their President Donald J Trump?
commented 2017-09-05 18:37:06 -0400
Remember that the CPC has stated it will make NAFTA a non-partisan issue. This means the party that once promoted and passed transparency laws for Canadian unions, are now in favour of this anti “Right to Work” clause.
commented 2017-09-05 18:32:10 -0400
It’s fun listening to the Trump sycophants pout because nobody’s taking the crap Trump spews seriously. “very difficult” indeed – it could just be that Trudeau’s a better negotiator than Trump is.

It doesn’t even matter if the right to work law goes anywhere- it’s a bargaining chip. (and, for what it’s worth, those right to work factories are not exactly the sort of jobs we want to attract anyway).
commented 2017-09-05 18:31:35 -0400
I figured from the day Trump announced NAFTA renegotiations, Justin jumped for joy knowing he could virtue signal Canada into a trade war by pointing to big bad Donald Trump as a climate denier, anti-union, and anti-female, etc. He doesn’t care about the average “great unwashed” Canadians.
Trudeau’s agenda is all about being seen as a virtuous God-like figure and loved by all the world’s proletariat, not unlike how Kim Jong Un is “loved” in NOKO.
commented 2017-09-05 18:19:29 -0400
Trudeau doesn’t understand the US Constitution or any of the amendments; he expects Liberal sunny ways to be adopted…what a complete moron!