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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12 comments Add yours
  1. 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.

  2. 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 and do whatever he can to keep businesses in Canada. Unfortunately, that is not the case since he personally is well taken care of in his wealth.

  3. O/T, Read this:

    ‘I love Trump,’ Uganda’s leader says, despite vulgar remark

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words.

    “I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,” President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday, shortly after the U.S. ambassador reportedly apologized for Trump’s recent reference to African nations as “shithole countries.”

    “I don’t know whether he was misquoted or whatever. But he talks to Africans frankly,” Museveni said. “In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.”

    The Ugandan leader was addressing members of the regional East African Legislative Assembly.

    Several African nations have expressed shock and condemnation at Trump’s remark. He has denied using that language while others present says he did.

    Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, has called Trump an honest man in the past.

    Associated Press
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-i-love-trump-ugandas-leader-says-despite-vulgar-remark-2018-1

  4. 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 out by other big corporations.
    Bit by bit, they are getting more and more control of the world’s money. That’s how they would be able to control a World Government.
    As for those whining unions, I despise them. For nothing more than pure greed and power, they allow themselves to be bought by Liberals/Progressives and urge their members to vote Liberal. NOW THEY COMPLAIN. Maybe now they will realize how slimy and out of control the left are. We can thank them and all their supporters for voting for Trudeau.
    We, on the right, KNOW what’s happening. Hopefully, enough on the left will WAKE UP before it’s too late. I can guarantee you their will be NO union support in a One World Order. Equality is the enemy of large unions.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. After the ‘severe screwing over’ Trump gave Canada, the exos-NAFTA Tariffs, demands on internal issues in our Sovereign Nation, like our milk supply system, aluminum production, aluminum for aircraft, Bombardier planes, softwood forest management, et al., after Trump’s Ludicrous demand for 50 % US parts in Canadian built cars, while the Chevy S-10 trucks sold from the USA to Canadians were in fact fitted with 6 cylinder engines and powertrains from China, and the outstanding fact that Canadians drive Asian and German cars in vast proportion greater than US designed/built cars anyway? It is hard to believe that the arrogant, entitled, pompous asses in the USA haven’t even noticed BYD(China)’s offer for an assembly plant in Ontario for middleweight electric trucks? And Trump’s insistence on Canadian participation in (US Led NATO) exercises in Afghanistan despite the “contract breaching of NATO agreement” by Trump’s own hand? As follows:

    Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand before the Commons National Defense Committee on Sept. 14, 2017: “I’m being told in Colorado Springs that U.S. policy is not to defend Canada. That’s fact I can bring to the table.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
    http://nationalpost.com/…/john-ivison-general-has…

    This being “After the fact” that Canadians do not profit from the many ‘US only’ arms contracts dealt out regularly? We are part of NATO(Brussels) but not part of US NATO from Washington? Eligible for Afghanistan and the war for the Lithium for the USA there but not for mutual defense as NATO signers?
    Canada’s Northern parts are now defended by Russia in ‘tacit’ co-ordination should Trump provoke Nuclear Attacks from Asia?
    Folks! it doesn’t matter what kind of deal Trudeau cuts with China, it’s got to be better than the bullshit we suffer from Trump and his marauding Billionaires.
    http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/trudeau-xi-face-off-on-future-of-trade-as-pm-china-trip-begins-in-earnest#comments-area

  10. 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 will sell his soul to get some international recognition and to hell with Canada’s native people, the homeless, the working poor, the freedom of speech for individuals and institutions, the bought -for -praise Media, the odd” Friends of the family” situations, that only corrupt minds would accept, the fund raising methods and their corrupt corrections…
    That is who Canadians are, mr. Bruce Miller? Tell your friend Trudeau that we are not what he is, neither do we need to be. And be honest with your dealings with the USA. Do not blame Trump in order to distract Canadians from the pit that Trudeau is working on. Trudeau is much more laughable than Trump , and, because our democratic laws , favour dictatorships, your wonder boy is a thousand times more dangerous than Trump can ever be.Look at how the ethics Commissioners office works. What a comedy!!! what about CBC? Why don’t you laugh at Trump? You can not fool us all. WE ARE ANNOYED. THE SO CALLED LIBERAL PARTY IS FINISHED.

  11. 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

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