TPP TREPIDATION: Growing Concern That Canada Is Being Sold Out To Foreign Competitors In Trade Deal

There are fears that Canada gave away far too much, and got far too little in the new TPP agreement signed by the Trudeau government.

Is Canada being sold out in the new TPP deal supported by the federal government?

That seems to be a growing concern for large sectors of the economy.

As reported by the Globe & Mail, while some groups are happy about the deal, “But Canada’s dairy farmers, the head of the country’s largest private-sector union and a major portion of the Canadian auto industry say the new deal makes major concessions to foreign competitors that will cost jobs in Canada without yielding sufficient reciprocal benefits.”

Here were a few of the key concerns about the deal – the text of which has not yet been made public:

“Auto-parts makers say the TPP would open them up to more intense competition from low-cost countries such as Vietnam and Malaysia. The Detroit Three auto makers say it will eliminate tariffs on Japan-made vehicles entering the Canadian market while not removing existing non-tariff barriers in Japan.”

The government claims they will deal with that concern, but if it is true, then it represents a huge failure on the part of the Trudeau government.

Letting another country sell their products into Canada for a cheaper cost without getting reciprocal access for exports of the same product will certainly damage the Canadian auto industry, and would be a huge betrayal of Canadian autoworkers.

Meanwhile, “The Dairy Farmers of Canada decried the agreement, pointing out that it grants the same level of tariff-free access to this country’s dairy market that Canada conceded in 2015 when the United States was still part of TPP negotiations.”

The head of the Automotive Parts Manufactures’ Association – Flavio Volpe – is also concerned:

“Mr. Volpe’s organization has long been concerned that TPP rules could invite a flood of cheaper Asian-made products and jeopardize the future of 81,000 auto-parts jobs in Canada.”

The head of the biggest private sector union in Canada – Jerry Dias – “warned that the TPP will start a “race to the bottom” that sends jobs to low-wage TPP countries. “Despite a new name, there is nothing remotely progressive about the TPP, and Unifor remains opposed to this bad trade.”‘

With the final text still unknown, these concerns will confirm the worst fears many had of the deal negotiated behind the scenes. In the name of “free trade,” it further weakens workers and damages Canadian jobs and Canadian companies.

This would fit the pattern of previous trade deals, with furthered the globalist ambition of building one uniform global economy that weakens individual nations, deprives workers of leverage, and concentrates wealth and power in massive corporations and global institutions that are more powerful than national governments.

When the final text of the deal is revealed, we will find out whether the government actually got a good deal, or – as seems increasingly likely – Canada is being sold out and betrayed once again.

Spencer Fernando

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Why can we not put a stop to this corrupt gov.? We all know what the consequences will be but we all sit back and watch the distruction of a once beautiful, safe, and proud country. Why are we so complacent? We’ve done too little too late.

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The unions are worried for what. All I know so far is that the union bosses have been taking union dues from hard working Canada to pay for ads against Stephen Harper and idle no mores and other things. When union decide to create jobs for the public is when they can talk otherwise, mind their own business and leave the general public own money ALONE. Do you think for one sec TRUDEAU GOV gives a dam we have jobs in Canada-of course not or else he would have lowered the corporate taxes to 9%, cut all those useless regulations… Read more »

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Of course Trudeau’s selling us out. Else he’d be selling ‘globalization’ out. And he, being a proud “Global citizen”, we know who he stands with. Trudeau’s actions and behaviours need to be watched closely by those who support “Sovereignty”. We’re on a very dangerous cliff and one wrong move in Trudeau’s favour will see us fall into the abiss that would be Globalization. Those big Corporations are owned by the UN “moneyed elite”. These ‘elites’ are not your standard 1%. They hold most of the world’s money (in the trillions). We hear, day after day, about huge corporations being bought… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Imagine that! It takes an authentic African to admit the truth to Trump’s statement.

Del
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Del

The only “good deal” we will ever see is the deal that benefits Trudeau and his jihadist Cabinet. How big are the deposits going in to his Chinese Bank accounts?

Trudeau and his disgusting Liberal Government are setting Canada up for massive failure. No military, no trade, no migrant restrictions, infatuation and disturbing affection for Islamic terrorists.

Trudeau is dangerous and offensive.

alan skelhorne
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well well, the union leader doesn,t like it lol. hey unionists you voted for that thing in toronto, you voted for mr. prissypants in ottawa, watch for president trump to bring the hammer down on the automotive industry, and start moving the jobs back to the usa. haha looks great on these people for voting in the the new imam of canada.

Terry Giesbrecht
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Terry Giesbrecht

How refreshing it would be to have a prime minister who actually cared for and worked for his own country. His obvious Global agenda is very apparent and his actions certainly speak volumes more than any of his words. This country is on a very slippery slope!

Bruce
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Bruce

You know what’s disturbing? Trudeau doesn’t even deny it. He is tearing up Canada; selling off to China. We seem to only have an election to prevent his tyranny. I’m a bit on the senior side so protest marches won’t work. We have no equivalent to the US right to bear arms which was designed to protect Americans from the tyranny of government they experienced as an English colony. Parents must get to their 16 to 24 year olds to explain where Turdo is taking Canada. They need facts and research not lectures.

Ana Gomes
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Ana Gomes

Really, Bruce Miller?…. wow….You are portraying the world upside down. How unusual for a Canadian Liberal to defend a parasitic position towards your biggest benefactor!!!. What would it be like not having the financial benefits of the trade we have enjoyed with the USA? I am a Canadian but I am not blind, nor shallow thinking like our socky PM Selfie and his hormone -crazy desperate female voters. The policies of your leftist hero are anti Canadian all the way . They are intended to call the attention of the Islamic interests in the countries represented in the UN. Selfie… Read more »

Michele
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Michele

This is Canada’s Justin Trudeau’s Parliament telephone number, please call and let him know when you disagree with something our government is doing(613) 992-4211