TRUDEAU DIPLOMACY: U.S. & Mexico NAFTA Talks Continuing Into Next Week, Canada Still Left Out

Canada could be left with a “take it or leave it” deal dictated by the U.S. & Mexico.

Bilateral NAFTA talks between the U.S. & Mexico are continuing into next week, while Canada continues to remain on the sidelines.

According to the CP, “The federal government finds itself in a holding pattern on NAFTA negotiations with one-on-one talks between the United States and Mexico set to spill into next week. A source familiar with the effort said Friday that Canadian negotiators won’t be returning to the NAFTA bargaining table in Washington until its two partners find common ground on their outstanding issues, especially the complex sticking points around the auto sector.”

While the source says Canada ‘could’ rejoin the talks later next week, the longer our country remains on the outside looking in, the higher the chances we’ll end up being given a “take it or leave it” deal dictated by the U.S. and Mexico.

And that’s not speculation, it’s what U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said to a Senate Committee. He wants to force concessions from Canada by presenting Trudeau & Freeland with a deal agreed on by the U.S. & Mexico.

And though I’ve said it before, it needs to be repeated (because the establishment media won’t say it): Trudeau blew a huge opportunity about a year ago when the U.S. was focusing their anger on Mexico and wanted a quick deal with Canada to gain leverage to address America’s trade deficit with their southern neighbour. Canada almost certainly could have gotten a deal with very few concessions.

But Trudeau rejected that outright, saying he wanted to stand in “solidarity” with Mexico. Now, Mexico has ignored any idea of “solidarity” (and who can blame them for looking after their own interests), and is cutting a deal with the U.S. while we’re left out.

Well played Justin…

Spencer Fernando

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If people interested in this, and were following what has been happening, the little we are told usually by CBC or other Lieberal media, makes it sound like everything is OK, except it does not appear to be. President Trump did say we could have total free trade and see how everything works out and then adjust and tweek problems that arose, and this deal could be finished now. Originally as you say he was OK with just tweaking the NAFTA, but the Lieberals needed long drawn out drama, with throwing blame and insults around while thinking they look powerful… Read more »

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No point in resisting Trump, Trump wins. Proof: Turkey’s Erdogan. Sit back and enjoy the show. We must wait till the 2019 election. And even at that, Scheer isn’t much better than Justin. Conservatives need a new leader, a strong one, not a guy who tweets his baking skills. I’m a Trump admirer. I just love this man. Pure pleasure. Book: The Art of the Deal. Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 45m45 minutes ago Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico… Read more »

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Trudeau and Freeland are incompetent FOOLS. They have basically made a laughing stock of our country. Everything the liberals have done has been a nightmare.. it’s just a crying shame…I weep for our country.

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If the US and Mexico are about to shake hands on a trade deal that is ‘coming along nicely’ and leave Canada frozen out (thanks to Trudeau’s backstabbing comments about Trump), might our entire auto sector be moving to Mexico and the USA before long?

“Trump praises incoming Mexican President as ‘an absolute gentleman’ and says trade talks are ‘coming along nicely’ before threatening Canada with new auto tariffs”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6051389/Trump-praises-incoming-Mexican-President-absolute-gentleman-threatens-Canada.html