Trudeau seems to think that giving up supply management would be a “bad deal.” Is he willing to sacrifice our auto industry for that?
Justin Trudeau spoke about NAFTA today, as Canada’s total lack of leverage became even more clear.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is now openly talking about how Canada is “too dependent” on the United States economically, and how our auto sector is such a big part of the Canadian economy.
Clearly, Ross and the Americans understand that they have the leverage in this situation, and they’re using that leverage to the maximum, pushing for supply management concessions from Trudeau & Freeland.
Yet, Trudeau appears unwilling to give up supply management, even at serious risk to our economy and potentially devastating tariffs on our auto sector.
Here’s what Trudeau said today:
PM Trudeau re: Canada meeting this Friday’s deadline to enter renegotiated NAFTA deal.
“We’re going to ensure that whatever deal gets agreed to is the right deal for Canada.” #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Eb8VFJcFtq
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) August 29, 2018
Trudeau is putting politics ahead of the good of our nation.
Trudeau and Freeland have already failed. They wasted months on virtue-signalling and lecturing, rejected the possibility of a bilateral deal, let Mexico get the jump on a deal, and are now left with a super short deadline, no leverage, and a negotiating position so weak that outright pressure and threats are being applied openly.
It’s a pathetic display of incompetence, and Trudeau is clearly putting his selfish, short-term political goals ahead of the good of our nation. Trudeau’s “no deal” talking point might make him feel good, but the consequence could be the destruction of our auto industry and severe damage to our entire economy. A true leader would put their political interests aside to stop that from happening.
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