What I’m about to tell you is a secret in Canada.
At least, I cannot find a single media outlet that reported it, even though it was news announced at a noisy press conference by the noisiest president in a century.
On Thursday, January 31, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Canadian goods and services from hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. government contracts.
It doesn’t actually mention Canada by name. But of course Canada is by far the country that will be the most impacted — given the size of our trading relationship with the U.S., and the integration of our economies, and the nature of the products and services being banned.
I know you haven’t heard about this. You probably don’t even believe me, because it’s such shocking news, and it’s such a disaster. All you’ve heard from the Media Party instead is how amazing Chrystia Freeland, our foreign minister is, and how she totally wrestled that Donald Trump to the ground over NAFTA renegotiations.
Tonight I'll show you excerpts from Trump's announcement, because no-one else in Canadian media has told you that we’re in a trade war now.
I’m not a trade lawyer, but after reading Trump's executive order in full, I think it means that Canadians won’t even be able to make the Keystone XL pipeline that Trump approved.
Now, Trudeau doesn’t care — he doesn’t want Canadians to build pipelines in Canada, so he can’t very well demand that Canadians be allowed to build pipelines in America. Or sell the steel for it.
Oh, by the way:
What do you think this new "Buy American, Hire American" executive order will do to those numbers?
We are in a trade war, as bad as anything we’ve faced in a decade. That’s dangerous.
But just as dangerous is a media party — and political establishment, including Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, I might add — who won’t say a word about it...
NEXT: Remember when leftists eager to sabotage Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh even went through his school yearbooks to try to dig up dirt about him?
Well, turnabout is fair play, I guess:
After the Democratic governor of Virginia defended what amounts to infanticide, a conservative blog dug up his yearbook — and now the governor is being accused of posing in either a KKK robe, or a "blackface" costume.
Tonight, to make sense of all this, I'm joined by Pardes Seleh of Mediaite.com.