A betrayal of working class and middle class Canadians.
It appears a moment many were worried about will soon arrive:
National Post reporter John Ivison is reporting that Justin Trudeau is planning to head to China in December to begin so-called “free trade” talks with the Communist state.
Writes Ivison, “Justin Trudeau is expected to announce he is heading to Beijing early next month to launch free trade talks with China. The trip has not been finalized but diplomatic sources suggest he will head east in the first week of December.”
Despite repeated concerns that a so-called “free trade” deal with China would rob our nation of more manufacturing jobs, lead us to lose more intellectual property, and drive down the wages of working and middle class people while only enriching the elites and globalist-minded corporations, Trudeau is pushing ahead.
In fact, a report put together by the federal government showed there were massive concerns about such a deal:
“Among those concerns was that further liberalizing trade could kill Canadian businesses and jobs as companies can’t compete because of lax labour standards, lower environmental requirements, and state subsidies in China, the report says. These Canadian groups were adamant that failing to address these issues would only further the hollowing out of the Canadian manufacturing sector.”
Trudeau plans to ignore all of that.
Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that he’s going to try to sell us out to China, since he’s already shown zero willingness to stand up for Canada’s interests – even when China was taking sensitive national security companies.
Trudeau is clearly a big fan of China’s communist government, and even praised their “basic dictatorship.” And despite the growing awareness that China talks the talk of globalization but walks the walk of clever protectionism while stacking the economic deck in their favour, Trudeau wants Canada to sign on to something that will cause our nation to suffer.
Stopping this betrayal of our country will require a strong response from the Canadian people, and tough leadership from those like Andrew Scheer who have pledged to oppose a Canada-China free trade agreement.
To protect our country, it must not be allowed to happen.