FAIL: Justin Trudeau Tries Putting Positive Spin On Evaporation Of Canada’s NAFTA Leverage

Our auto industry is now facing a serious threat.

Justin Trudeau has commented publicly following Donald Trump’s announcement of the “U.S. – Mexico Trade Agreement.”

Here’s what Trudeau said:

“We are encouraged by the optimism expressed by the U.S. and Mexico” and are ready to “continue the hard work of modernizing and negotiating a better deal for all of us,” Trudeau said in Nanaimo. “But we also recognize that we will only sign a good deal for Canadians.”

“We know that there have been moments of positive enthusiasm and momentum over the past months as this progresses, we seem to be in a more positive moment now, but we’re just going to keep focused on doing the work we need to do to get to the right place for Canadians,” Trudeau said. “We’re working to achieve a good deal, not just any deal.”

This is deceptive spin attempting to mask failure.

The truth is that Canada’s negotiating leverage has evaporated, and our auto sector is now at risk. Mexico has negotiated a deal in which they are protected from auto tariffs from the U.S., while that tariff threat is now being applied to Canada.

The Trump Administration has repeatedly brought up supply management, which Trump sees as an unacceptable barrier to U.S. dairy products entering Canada. The Trudeau government has said they won’t budge on it, meaning the government could end up being forced into a choice between supply management or the Canadian auto industry.

It didn’t have to be this way, as there was a window for a quick Canada-U.S. bilateral deal last year – when the U.S. was for more upset with Mexico. But instead of taking that opportunity, the Trudeau government went on a virtue-signalling tour, and talked about “solidarity” with Mexico – something that Mexico wasn’t foolish enough to reciprocate when they got their own bilateral deal done.

Trudeau and Freeland’s failure has put Canada in an incredibly weak situation, and Trudeau’s “everything is fine” rhetoric makes him look even more incompetent and out of touch.

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Voss
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Trudeau’s commitment to “continue the hard work of modernizing and negotiating a better deal for all of us” where “modernizing” presumably is code word for incorporating climate change and his ridiculous social justice issues.

Steve
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Whacko-O-Doodle-DO….! Another case of a loony liberal, Left’s, Laughable, Legitimately, Lackluster, Hypocrisy… Today’s letter of the day is “L”. Do you know any other “L” words to describe the Liberal party of Canada?

shawn harris
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Trudeau’s NAFTA and trade negotiating skills have plotted a course that has lead the good ship Canada straight into the mammoth iceberg called America. And just like the captain of the Titanic, who was more concerned about the wealthy and well connected paying passengers on the upper decks, he was prepared to go down with the ship, as he ordered the band to play on as the crew re- arranged the deck chairs, as the ship was sinking. So to Justin Trudeau has been blinded, not by speed but by personal glory, at the expense of the passengers/citizens on the… Read more »

dave
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trudeau the feminist puppet & his leftist rats are a cancer. I personally, highly doubt they are even trying to make a deal. The anti – Canadian liberals will try & get political mileage by blaming everything on Trump for upcoming Canadian election. And the leftist media will set the narrative almost guaranteed. My $0.02.

Ben Eby
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Ben Eby

Unfortunately, both Trudeau and Scheer are both beholden to the dairy farmers lobby group, in fact they are both scared witless of these people, therefore, my bet is that the auto workers get sacrificed. Any potential trade agreement with the US simply won’t happen, with all the blame falling directly on our supply management proponents, Trudeau and Scheer.

NancyW
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NancyW

Ha, Trudeau will not want to hurt Quebec’s big expensive quota system to supply dairy to the whole country,(but 87 seats) I bet, but Ontario is now Conservative so he may feel it is OK to drop it, maybe that is why Wynne and Trudeau gave the big donation to the Toyota?/Honda? Plants and Magna car parts plant here in Ontario (but 121 seats). So what will the drama queen do? Is there time before the next election to collapse the country? as they have been working on, or is it all planned out again the foreign fixed election corruption,… Read more »

Del
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Del

The Mexican politicians are hard nosed tough people who had to fight like hell to get where they are, unlike the soft self entitled selfie pussy hat bigots who run Canada at the moment. Mexicans look after themselves first rather than virtue – signal, pretending to look after and preach to the whole world. I don’t blame them one bit.

Summani
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“… the Trudeau government went on a virtue-signalling tour, and talked about “solidarity” with Mexico – something that Mexico wasn’t foolish enough to reciprocate when they got their own bilateral deal done.” Yes, it seems that few to no world leaders have had any interest in interacting with this Liberal government. It’s just like which conference was that when Justin was walking around, shuffling stuff in his bag, all alone with the other world leaders talking amongst themselves and ignoring him. It’s like trying to converse with a child about the subtleties and nuances of your work when you know… Read more »

JD MacDonald
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JD MacDonald

The assistant drama coach strikes again!