Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland rejected the idea of a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. out of “solidarity” with Mexico. That could go down as one of the dumbest moves ever.
Mexico’s Ambassador to Canada – Dionisio Perez Jacome – is confirming (albeit politely) comments made by Mexico’s Foreign Minister on trade.
Particularly, Mexico is making it clear that if Canada and the US can’t work out their differences, Mexico is prepared to move forward with a deal between them and the U.S. – without Canada.
Mexico’s Amb. to Canada @DionisioPerezJ tells @PnPCBC that Mexico will do everything it can to have Canada apart of the #NAFTA negotiations, but if Canada and the U.S. can’t overcome their bilateral issues, Mexico is prepared to move forward without Canada. pic.twitter.com/g4xEn6ofda
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) August 28, 2018
While Mexico is being as polite as possible, the truth is that they’re doing what every nation should: Put their own national interests first.
It’s in Mexico’s national interest to get a deal with the U.S. So they pursued that objective and did what had to be done to get it.
By contrast, Trudeau pursued Mexico’s national interest over Canada’s, by refusing to get a deal done with the U.S. quickly, and rejecting a bilateral deal out of some pathetically dumb sense of “solidarity” with Mexico.
It failed miserably, and now Canada is on the outside looking in, with less than 5 days to either agree to a deal or face potentially devastating damage to our auto sector.
It’s a pathetic fail by Justin Trudeau which has put our entire economy at risk.
Photo – Twitter