Harper Says Trudeau Government Avoiding NAFTA Deal For Their Own Political Benefit

It wouldn’t be the first time the Trudeau Liberals put their selfish political fortunes ahead of the good of Canada.

Stephen Harper ripped into Trudeau’s NAFTA negotiating strategy, saying the government is avoiding getting a deal done because the fight with Trump benefits Trudeau politically.

According to a recording ‘obtained’ by CTV of Harper speaking at the Australia-Economic Leadership Forum in Montreal, Harper said the following:

“The reality is that the Government of Canada believes today that is it doing very well, the fight with Trump is good for it politically – it is winning. So if it can take that fight and continue it, and more importantly paint conservatives as linked to Donald Trump, this is great for them. And so right now that is the strategy they are on.”

Speaking to BNN Bloomberg, Jeff Weniger from WisdomTree Asset Management said “I think that the fact that Harper is accusing Trudeau of playing a political game – I don’t know that it’s such a bombshell, it kind of makes sense. You can clearly see that it’s a political winner in Canada to make statements adverse to Trump – or to show that you are standing up to Trump. I think the political calculus works for Trudeau to do that.”

Harper also said “he could be “very helpful to them,” but the Trudeau government didn’t want his help; rather they wanted to “use” him in another way.”

This isn’t a surprise. As I wrote in June, there’s growing evidence that Justin Trudeau is misleading Canadians about the trade war for his own selfish political gain. Trudeau can score points against Trump, and deflect blame for the fact that the economy is already weakening.

Trudeau and the Liberals have regularly put their own political power ahead of serving Canadians, and Harper’s analysis is 100% right. Canadians can’t trust this government.

Spencer Fernando

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Dave Bainard

Last night on Charles Adler Tonight (Corus radio) Warren Kinsella, a long time liberal, claimed that Trudeau was playing ‘leader’ politics whatever that is supposed to mean. Come to think of it, DRNK has their dear ‘leader’ Kim, China had their ‘leader’ Mao and Cuba had their ‘leader’ Castro. No wonder why Jr’s cabinet and backbenchers won’t defy or question him-their dear ‘leader’ and the media follow like little puppy dogs.

NancyW
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NancyW

So right Spencer, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper just confirms, firmly, what we already guessed, just like the failure of pipelines , just like the failure with debts and deficits, just like the one world no boarders = no Canada, a land with too many criminals arriving, etc. etc. etc. If our greatest ever in my lifetime, the very upstanding and seemed very truthful Mr. Harper was still Prime Minister all this and more would either never have happened or it would have been handled in a politically friendly no blame manner instead of insulting our friends and neighbors, plus… Read more »

tTommy Hawk
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I fail to see an constructive argument at this point in time.

Bert McFadyen
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Bert McFadyen

The most constructive argument that you deserve is WE JUST CAN’T FIX STUPID WITHOUT TRYING, CAN YOU!!!!!!!!

Ron Shaw
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Ron Shaw

Trudeau and his band of thieving elitists have duped Canadians out of billions of dollars , let terrorists into the country , paid off millions off to terrorists , screwed up legal immigration , pissed of founding Canadian families , buggered up the military funding and forever created a rift between taxpayers and government entitled thievery of tax dollars , now seniors are upset because of funding issues , hospital wait times now unacceptable because the immigration terrorists get medical and benefits first over Canadians , one in four Canadians can’t afford food , utilities , so more unfair carbon… Read more »

Brian dougan
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Trudope “standing up” to Trump. Yeah; right. I’m sure he soils his diapers whenever he’s around him. The weasel is shadow boxing–against the wrong person; at the wrong time; for the wrong reasons–simply to score some cheap domestic points. Canadians lap this up? What a bunch of fools. Easily duped by the Canadian media propagandists. News flash: This wasn’t David standing up to Goliath. It was a lying assed political midget talking nonsense behind Trump’s back. I hope people come to their senses in time….This drama queen is anti-Canadian, and working hard to trash this country.

Cali
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Cali

Harper should stay out of it. It will only help Justin. Why is Harper willing to help Justin?
That said, the inefficient and incompetent Andrew Scheer isn’t much better than Justin and we haven’t heard Harper speak out against Scheer.
Often a people, regardless of its political orientation, must hit rock-bottom to recover.
Thought: Is Harper seeking a new Conservative nomination process?

|Dale Briggs
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|Dale Briggs

Harper isn’t interested in helping Trudeau-why would he/should he?? Andrew Scheer is neither inefficient nor incompetent-he is miles ahead of Trudeau at this stage of his political career-listen to him in Question Period-Trudeau can’t/won’t answer specific questions directed to him because he thinks he is “above” needing to answer! Scheer should be given a chance to lead the next government and I sincerely hope and believe it will happen. Canadians need to remember Kadyr, Boyle, Bell Island,the India debacle,The Accountability Act, not enough $$ for our vets but open wallets for other countries……. I hope Mr. Selfie man takes a… Read more »

Kenster
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Kenster

It’s not like people with half a brain haven’t figured out the giant egoed narcissist is trying to grab the anti-trumper votes. It’s just surprising that there are still that many Gullable people falling for this globalist narcissist government of fear and division. Time for the West to go it alone. https://www.newcenter.ca/news/2018/1/28/justin-trudeau-and-the-politics-of-fear-division-and-hate

Allen Sweet
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Allen Sweet

Trudeau would rather have Canada lose than be connected to a successful US presidency. When Canada loses then Liberals succeed.

Dave French
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Dave French

FACTS: TRUDEAU’S WILLFUL DECEIT & DECEPTIONS CONTINUE TO BENEFIT ONLY HIM & NOT CANADIANS. (July 2018) ► FACTS: MEDIAS HAVE STATED; TRUDEAU IS DIRTY & CANNOT BE TRUSTED. It’s all here. TRUDEAU got what he wanted from TRUMP. The press conference TRUDEAU did was a total lie. Looks like TRUDEAU wants NAFTA to FAIL. It makes TRUDEAU look good on the world stage. Plus, he hopes it will gets him the ‘Hate Trump’ VOTE. ► FACT: Stephen HARPER Says the TRUDEAU LIBERAL Government is AVOIDING NAFTA DEAL for the Liberals Own POLITICAL BENEFIT ► FACT: It Wouldn’t be the first… Read more »