April 26, 2017

Premier Clark fires back at Trump: Calls on Trudeau to ban US coal exports from BC ports

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Donald Trump fired the first shot at Canada this week in his pledge to crack down on what he sees as unfair trade practices. 

It was quite the opening volley putting a 20% tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada.

But today there was YUGE return of fire from Premier Christy Clark. She wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau today calling on Canada to ban all US thermal coal exports from BC ports to Asia.

This is a remarkable display of leadership and it puts the ball right back in Trump’s court.

Watch as I show you why this was a big league move as the US currently can't get its coal exported through Democrat controlled Washington, Oregon, or California and show you two other key points featured in the Premier's letter to the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the BC NDP appear to have given up on getting a new softwood deal with leader John Horgan saying, "Good luck with that" and candidate Gerry Taft saying he's not holding out hope for a new deal until Trump is impeached!

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commented 2017-04-29 20:43:35 -0400
At Dan Mancuso..I believe you are correct at the being fixed aspect..
commented 2017-04-28 20:02:41 -0400
Hooray for Clark for insisting that Ottawa ban American coal exports from Canadian ports as long as Trump (who is vastly better than Hag Clinton would have been) throws Canada into the sausage grinder to boost his own image, and crony capitalism by means of the softwood lumber taxes and whatever else chicanery is up his sleeve. I love America, but Trump is making a grave mistake by making Canada into his political football, and perhaps an enemy. He’s just fueling socialist anti-Americanism in Canada. As we know from long experience, our dear Marxist/socialist/progressive/environmentalist axis loves to hate America for its success (and Canada for the same reason).
commented 2017-04-27 23:07:11 -0400
Art Vandelay—-I agree, Christie can take in the illegals to her house, as I don’t want to even look at them.
I heard on the Nigel Farage show that the UK is coming up with a new law. After 5 years a Refugee must go back to their country if it is safe. Most of Nigel’s UK listeners agreed with the law.
Every Country in the West should adopt that law.
commented 2017-04-27 22:20:48 -0400
Andrew Trump is renegotiating , not backing down , and please tell us why your great liberals are ruining their economies? BC is one of the few with some sanity. Now go move to your left wing utopia Venezuela and enjoy great liberal policy LMAO!
commented 2017-04-27 17:41:43 -0400
If the Marxist NDP wins in BC western Canada will be another Venezuela.
commented 2017-04-27 17:22:15 -0400
I’m not voting Liberal thanks to her “we welcome all illegals” comment (not on my fking dime), I’m not voting NDP because I haven’t had a lobotomy yet, I’m not voting Conservative because they can’t even be bothered to get a leader (nice try, i’m not holding my nose and voting liberal because you supposedly can’t get your shit together) so…me and my family (6 total votes) aren’t voting. And yes, we had Harper lawn signs and voted for him. I understand Lloyd, but Cristy is just insulting our intellegence too much and taking us for granted, i’m tired of voting just to keep the bogey man away. If it collapses, it collapses, it’s likely long over due.
commented 2017-04-27 17:21:18 -0400
Brian Pallister is more conservative than Brad Wall. Unfortunately, Pallister took his cost cutting too far by soon shutting down three emergency rooms and one urgent care facility. This has pissed off nearly all of Winnipeg, and will likely cost him the next provincial election. And then you have Brad Wall jacking up the provincial sales tax in Sask.
commented 2017-04-27 15:55:37 -0400
You are absolutely correct Lloyd, the NDP in BC again would finish off western Canada and make Sask. the last bastion of real conservatism left in Canada, aside from Manitoba of course.
commented 2017-04-27 14:30:20 -0400
CHristyClark ,being liberal leader of bc Walks a greasy tight rope , as any bc liberal would , it’s the nature of the beast of bc politics
I was born in bc , I’ve lived in both Alberta and bc when the demon party was in control, what a mess to clean up

CAN YOU IMAGINE, IF AT THE SAME TIME , ALBERTA AND BC WERE BOTH NDP
T H I N K A B O U T T H I S. !!!!!!!!
commented 2017-04-27 14:20:00 -0400
ANDREW , not only that , but I think SPACE MOOSE knows that China and Germany are partners in a railway they are building right now from China to the south of Spain, so you zip across the Atlantic , and into Amsterdam, and their you have it
commented 2017-04-27 13:49:04 -0400
“How is shipping from Churchill getting US coal to Asia? At that cost you might as well fly it.” Well according to Climate Alarmists, the Arctic should be ice free by 2013. So ships can just sail that Northwest Passage… Wait? What? Was that just another failed model prediction by the failed science of the IPCC? Nevermind…
commented 2017-04-27 13:23:46 -0400
Don’t flatter yourself Stephenson, it is much bigger than any party. You have once again exhibited your level of understanding for us, thank you for your insight.

Don , you are going to see a lesson in cause and effect which will impress even you, very shortly.
commented 2017-04-27 12:55:30 -0400
It’s her right as her people’s representative to do what needs to be done to send President Batsh*t Crazy a message. Cause and effect.
commented 2017-04-27 12:08:18 -0400
Probably just pure politics for Christie, but I agree that the tariffs as wrong. The NDP is leading in the polls and that is damn scary.
commented 2017-04-27 12:03:22 -0400
Trump is backing down LOL.

So much for the right wing proclamations of Liberal incompetence. It seems they’re better at it than you give them credit for.
commented 2017-04-27 11:42:16 -0400
How is shipping from Churchill getting US coal to Asia? At that cost you might as well fly it.
commented 2017-04-27 11:23:47 -0400
I would like to suggest there may be many lefties in the Fraser Valley/Vancouver area who have TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and may consider voting for the BC Liberals after Premier Clark’s play on the big boys game board – seemingly against President of the United States, Donald Trump – instead of voting for the communists, AKA the NDP/Greeny coalition…

When the NDP get ‘elected’ in BC – in following along with the recent trend of fixed elections in Canada – we’ll all know that these so-called elections are all ‘fixed’ now…somehow.
I’m torn between throwing away what appears to be my useless franchise and not voting, or voting for the lessor of evils – yet again!
commented 2017-04-27 11:19:52 -0400
Space Moose—- great imagination on sending US coal through the Churchill Port. However it is bankrupt, therefore I believe it is closed.
commented 2017-04-27 11:10:36 -0400
Carole Masse—-You caught me watching the CBC. I’m guilty with circumstances as it was the news between Hockey games.
commented 2017-04-27 04:21:54 -0400
Besides.. Given the cant of the Trump administration in its first 100 days, the US really “doesn’t give a big rat’s ass”: as to what anybody else thinks… There is a lesson in that for all willing to learn…
commented 2017-04-27 04:11:28 -0400
On this one I am in complete agreement with Space Moose:-“Canada has squat for leverage in this whole trade debacle. If BC won’t ship coal, then Trump can find many more ways to screw Canada over.”… Trying to “trip the elephant” i.e. the United States next door is dumb. dumb and more than dumb… "The Elephant " not only has 10 times the leverage population-wise but a hundred times economic-wise…. Not dealing realistically with the U.S. is pissing into the wind and it’s only going to “land” on your own leg…
commented 2017-04-27 03:18:29 -0400
Lloyd Nolan commented
WILSON , there’s a lot of posturing and grandstanding going on , this dogs breakfast was started by our vacouse globalists useful idiot
Main thing you gotta vote for the bc liberals , remember the past , and then look to your east
I hate typing Liberal in a favorable light "

Seriously? There is no favorable light. It is the exact same Red Tent both provincially and federally. No difference except the division within the tent itself, it is the same backroom boys. When you see a provincial posturing against a federal or vice versa it is just for show only nothing else.
commented 2017-04-27 02:12:07 -0400
Canada has squat for leverage in this whole trade debacle. If BC won’t ship coal, then Trump can find many more ways to screw Canada over.
commented 2017-04-27 01:47:06 -0400
You are wasting your time Christy, Justin is only for himself. Your letter will mean nothing to him.
commented 2017-04-27 01:46:11 -0400
Roy Elsworth in the minds of the NDP merely not doing as they say is breaking the law.
commented 2017-04-26 23:17:05 -0400
do the ndp know you can’t impeach someone unless they broke a law trump hasn’t broke any laws
commented 2017-04-26 22:17:18 -0400
Very short season Space Moose.
commented 2017-04-26 22:02:31 -0400
Christie is a stubborn so and so, and I doubt she will back down. Trudeau poked but that probably could have been banged out.
Clark has started the trade war!
Bad bad move for B.C. we can ill afford this crap right now .What the hell is she thinking grand standing like this? It doesn’t make her look good in my book. Jeez Louise!
commented 2017-04-26 22:01:22 -0400
How does this sound as a solution? Manitoba, under its pro con government, can get the Churchil port up and running again, to ship coal for the Americans?
commented 2017-04-26 21:46:05 -0400
At Liza Rosie..“Our amateur liberals are not going to out smart Trump. It’s not going to happen. Grow up Canada and stop acting like an insulted girlfriend. This is stupid.”

Liza..Yep..I’ve been saying that ever since September 11, 2001.