TRUTH: Jason Kenney Reminds Everyone That When Stephen Harper Proposed Bilateral NAFTA Talks Between Canada & The U.S., The Trudeau Liberals “Ridiculed Him.” Now, Mexico Has A Deal And We Don’t.

Trudeau and Freeland have ZERO idea what they’re doing, and ignored good ideas from those who are actually competent. Now, Canada is in a horrendous position and our country was played by Mexico.

As Canada’s NAFTA negotiating position collapses, The Trudeau government is desperately hoping that everyone in Canada has a short memory.

They’re hoping that everyone forgets how they dismissed and ignored everyone (including yours truly), who said that Canada should consider a bilateral deal with the U.S. – especially since the U.S. had far larger issues with Mexico originally when it came to trade.

But Alberta United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney isn’t letting people forget:

“When @stephenharper suggested some months ago that Canada pursue bilateral negotiations with the US and disaggregate from Mexico, Liberals ridiculed him.┬áBut now Mexico has succeeded in pursuing bilateral negotiations with the US, leaving Canada on the sidelines. The irony.”

As noted by Kenney, former PM Stephen Harper had been saying for some time that Canada was getting too close to Mexico (Trudeau & Freeland’s pathetically stupid “solidarity” strategy), and that we should move towards negotiation one-on-one with the U.S.

At the time, the Trudeau Liberals dismissed Harper’s suggestion, accused him of playing “political games,” and doubled down on solidarity.

But Mexico – instead of being foolish – looked after the interests of their own country, and jumped at the chance to get a deal done with the U.S. Mexico was smart, mimicking Trudeau & Freeland’s solidarity talk to buy time, during which they improved their relationship with the U.S. Meanwhile, the Trudeau Liberals used that time to distance themselves from the U.S.

Now, Canada is on the outside looking in, key issues were decided without our input, our leverage is gone, our auto sector and broader economy is at risk, and the federal government has sent the message that they are weak and can be manipulated by anyone.

And worst of all, the combination of anti-Canadianism, over-confidence, and total incompetence that defines the Trudeau government guarantees that even more brutal failures lie ahead.

Spencer Fernando

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Eleanor Merkus
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Eleanor Merkus

It seems to me Trudeau has done NOTHING right in the 3 years he has been our pm. He is a fool, and a big pretender. Should have stayed on as a drama teacher, instead of ruining our beloved country….

William Jones
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There can be absolutely no dispute with your comments, Eleanor.

45clive
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All trade deals should be bilateral. There were some nasty things in NAFTA, as far as Canadians were concerned. Petroleum and water exports, for example. Mexico stood firm for the right to have a domestic price for gas at the pumps. Mulroney agreed to Canadians paying the world price, after shipping petroleum south for refining and back to Canada in American dollars. Both major parties have allowed Canadians to get screwed in trade agreements.

peter
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peter

Well… let’s hope he, at least, has done well in getting people to open their eyes to the reality of leftminded-collectivist-globalist-anti-humane destruction of civil societies –

alan skelhorne
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exactly what i have been saying since this mr. prissypants got in, one oyher thing, i have been trying to sit like mr. prissypants in ottawa, but now i know how he can sit like he does. the man has no balls.

Moe S.
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Moe S.

“The Canadians don’t understand what they have signed. In 20 years they will be sucked into the U.S. economy.” Clayton Yeutter 1989 Yeutter was the U.S. senior negotiator for the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Most Canadians still believe that “free trade” means free trade. It doesn’t! The successor to the FTA agreement is the present day NFTA agreement. Before the FTA was signed, Canada had an advantage because our tariffs were higher than those in the U.S. – an advantage Canada gave up without getting anything in return. Canadians wanted two things: “Exemption from U.S. Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Laws… Read more »

ninetyninepct
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ninetyninepct

Look at the picture. Which is the professional and which is the amateur, the pretender?

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

Top photo:

Man on the left: straight-laced pragmatist and solid politician.
Man on the right: Marxist activist, SJW rock star, self-styled celebrity and occasional marijuana consumer.

You think you’re a rock star, JT, then quit politics and leave it to the adults and join a rock band, like Devo or Spinal Tap.

niclal
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niclal

are we forgetting that a former drama teacher and past editor are leading the scene on this … and how did they qualify for this job ? why are we surprised they have no clue what they are doing …except play the I M GONNA SHOW HIM game

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

When you listen to the MSM they make it sound like there is nothing to be concerned about. I know nothing about trade negotiations but I know enough to understand that the MSM runs interference for Trudeau.

shawn harris
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shawn harris

Trudeau has proven two things so far, one that his much promoted identity , social justice warrior, and gender politics are are complete and utter failure, when it comes to using them as a negotiating tactic or lever. And two that his promises of “sunny ways” and a giving a” kickstart to the Canadian economy” and “helping those who want to get into the middle class”, were just sloganeering , meaningless words, used to shine the public on into believing that everyone of us would have far a better standard of living than under Harper. Fast forward to now and… Read more »

Peter LeTourneux
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Peter LeTourneux

This is what happens when the gullible elect a ski board instructor, controlled by a foreigner, who appoints a rich socialite as negotiated, all overseen by an environmentalist.

What the hell were you thinking Canada!

Don’t make the same mistake twice!

William Jones
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As long as the Liberals are ni power, Canada will continually be ‘on the outside, looking in,’ with respect to any international agreement.