April 21, 2017

Trade war coming? Donald Trump, Canadian dairy and the truth

Brian LilleyArchive

Canadian politicians and dairy farmers worked hard to find a way to effectively block a legal American dairy import from Canada. 

That move annoyed Donald Trump so much that he may now be looking at an all out trade war.

Watch as I explain why this is a big problem for Canada.

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commented 2017-04-24 00:27:01 -0400
Andy and Liza——I believe you shut Jamie down in a convincing way. He is agitated by thinking that his free ride in the cartel will come to an end soon.
commented 2017-04-23 15:51:03 -0400
Trudeau is starting that trade war all by himself and needs no help from anyone. He is pretty good at fking up on his own. Anyone who thinks Trump is anything but a hard nosed master negotiator is in for a ride. Disregard Trump at your own risk.

Our protected dairy industry is and always has been a mistake. Look at New Zealand as an example of what can happen when a stifling subsidized quota system is dropped. They were a country in big trouble. Now they are the second or third biggest milk producer in the world and there export countries include China. Their economy was greatly improved on allowing the free market to dictate. They built their market share with no subsidies, which is what we should be doing.
commented 2017-04-23 02:35:44 -0400
Jamie Gunn maybe read what Andy posted , and try living in the real world.
commented 2017-04-23 01:59:59 -0400
Nice “spin” Jamie Gunn… Now try standing on the Blaine WA./Douglas border crossing for a few hours and explain why every Canadian returning to B.C. is carrying a five-pound block of American cheese and a gallon of cheap milk… Free enterprise does guarantee customers and markets every time and has been so since the early days of the Silk Road beginning thousands of years ago…
commented 2017-04-22 22:46:44 -0400
For the record let’s not call Trump a hardnosed negotiator, but rather a foggy headed conman and crook.
commented 2017-04-22 22:44:19 -0400
Rebel Media acting irresponsibly in its Pro US/Anti Canadian role is trying to stir up a trade war based on nonsense. Wisconsin assumed Canada was a “captive market”, and foolishly invested in over capacity for dairy. Free enterprise doesn’t guarantee customers and markets. Quite the opposite.
Canada is buying its own milk instead of Wisconsin milk. End of story. But not to the whining
Wisconsin dairy industry and the yappy cheerleaders of “Rebel Media”. Yellow journalism at its finest!
commented 2017-04-22 19:49:28 -0400
Sorry about the formalities Drew… Forgive my enthusiasm and the black-tie…
Absolutely well said comment though.. These leftist fools will be around to enjoy the fruits of their harvest.!!
commented 2017-04-22 19:46:45 -0400
Well said Andrew.!!!
commented 2017-04-22 18:18:53 -0400
Andrew when it comes to ego’s maybe you need to look at mr selfie for an example. Trump is busy working and getting things done, Justin is taking selfies and self aggrandizing. Now i think you said you live in Winnipeg, so go down south and carry some luggage for the leeches coming in for a free ride.
commented 2017-04-22 18:17:07 -0400
Andrew are you for real, he plays the left like a fiddle all the time. Now go join your wonderful socialist utopia in Venezuela. Of course you are silent on that as it goes against your fantasy world.
commented 2017-04-22 16:51:20 -0400
Trump is easily manipulated in two ways. One is to talk to his kids, the other is to simply pat his ego. Trudeau seems to be doing the latter.
commented 2017-04-22 12:38:02 -0400
Blaney is a ‘nice’ guy, but this subsidized quota system is exactly why I would never vote for him. I certainly wouldn’t blame Trump for any action he takes in defense of US trade. Justin is being stupid. If that snot nosed loser thinks he is going to one up the most hard nosed negotiator of all time he should prepare himself and Canadians should prepare themselves for a big reality check.
Good post Ron Joseph.
commented 2017-04-22 11:59:23 -0400
Peter Babich commented
“Liberal smoke and mirrors.
Trudeau is going to run the economy into the ground regardless and needs someone to blame, shame, name call and harass. Typical "

Spot on.
commented 2017-04-22 11:26:30 -0400
The only accomplishment of the Milk Marketing Board since it’s inception, has been making the ‘milk quota’ ( the amount of milk farmers are ALLOWED to produce) more valuable than the milk itself. For the sake of the Canadian dairy supplier, the Milk Marketing Board with it’s socialist ‘supply management’ scheme needs to be disbanded and buried.
commented 2017-04-22 10:49:07 -0400
Trump’s brass balls vs Trudeau’s femininity, ouch.
commented 2017-04-22 09:29:50 -0400
Trump is pissed at Trudeau for reneging on the agreement to participate in the development and eventual purchase of the F35, a deal worth hundreds of millions to the USA.. The attack on dairy is just a red herring.

Chretien cancelled the EH101 helicopter deal and paid a billion dollars for zero helicopters. How much will it cost Canada for no new fighter jets?
commented 2017-04-22 02:19:07 -0400
This will be worth watching.
commented 2017-04-22 00:36:32 -0400
Supply price fixing cartels are a soviet innovation of the 50s which even Russia has abandoned as archaic and anti-consumer. Of course if even the soviets reject some commie control system Canada’s regressed commies are hot to keep it.

If Trump can break the back of this kleptocratic price fixing and subsidy system the better off we will be – It’s time Canadians paid the true cost of their Agri products.
commented 2017-04-22 00:31:02 -0400
I hope Trudeau is forced to end supply-management, which will force our millionaire Dairy Farmers to compete by actually doing some work. A close farmer friend visited his dairy farmer friend in the Fraser Valley of BC and remarked “Where are your Dairy Cows?” The guy said " I leased out my license to a large Dairy Company." I get one million dollars a year and I do nothing for it. (He can also give the license to his kid, so he will also have a monopoly.) I said to my non- political friend, “what an ass-hole, thats why we pay double for milk and many other products.” He said, “If you people can’t afford milk , don’t drink it.” True story, these farmers are rich because we subsidize them.
commented 2017-04-21 20:38:20 -0400
The media party spin on this will be quite comical, they will try and show Justin as some great and strong leader while he curls up in a sobbing ball on the carpet.
commented 2017-04-21 20:37:22 -0400
Trump maybe throw out an invitation for the provinces to secede and join the US , would love to see that voted on.
commented 2017-04-21 20:34:29 -0400
Trump should pull away the military umbrella that we live under, see how the libs respond to that.
commented 2017-04-21 20:07:26 -0400
Liberal smoke and mirrors.
Trudeau is going to run the economy into the ground regardless and needs someone to blame, shame, name call and harass. Typical
commented 2017-04-21 19:36:23 -0400
My father called Papa Doc the father of de-confederation; primarily because he was clueless about Canada outside the St Lawrence lowland. Baby Doc is simply clueless, and will cause Canadexit, where the federation will dissolve on his watch.
commented 2017-04-21 19:25:05 -0400
Trudeau signing CETA has caused this conflict regarding trade with America. CETA has essentially forced Canada to become a dumping ground for European dairy and seafood products. Increasing tariffs on American goods is the Liberal Party’s idiotic solution to containing the damage done to Canadian dairy farmers because of CETA. The anti-American rhetoric of Trudeau’s Liberals have instigated Trump’s response. A shining example is Chrystia Freeland herself, bashing American trade policy in the video below, where Freeland defends her “Open Society”, globalist dogma.


During question period in the House of Commons on November 21st, 2016, the opposition clearly addressed the issues of contention regarding CETA for Canadian dairy farmers. As expected, the Liberals refused to rationally respond to the concerns of those elected representatives. http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/question-period/episodes/49376301/
commented 2017-04-21 19:05:47 -0400
Conspiracy theory :
What if China and or the eu ( Germany) saw this coming , and made arrangements to underwrite the Canadian economy
They will buy our lumber , oil , wheat , ore ,natural gas ect , at a " fair " price , mind you

The above are allso enemies of the TRUMPSTER
commented 2017-04-21 18:59:04 -0400
Y’all know how everyone is boycotting someone – WELL! – has anyone thought of BoyCotting the federal & any oppressive government? If only 25% stop all dealings with these tyrants – would blow their capacity to cope. United anarchy does have it’s place.
commented 2017-04-21 18:33:00 -0400
This article shows how the Canadian gov’t made big changes to the dairy industry for the CETA agreement. There should be no reason for a similar tact when it comes to NAFTA/USA.
But we have Trudeau in charge, so we have to expect his ulterior motives (ego) to come first before sensible deliberations.
commented 2017-04-21 18:25:32 -0400
I respect the fact that President Trump is doing what he said he would do and putting his own people first. It’s a lot better than Trudeau handing money out to create jobs in other countries and always putting Canadians last at the end of the line.
commented 2017-04-21 18:20:31 -0400
Peter, in the 2015 federal election, we had 39.5% for the Liberals, almost 20% for the NPD. Only 32% voted Conservative, so 68% in total are leftists or uninformed as to what or who they vote for. We have a problem here and with the msm spitting bs every day, we are far from out of the woods.