Jim Carr is either clueless or just playing dumb.
Either way, it’s not looking good for Canada as our leadership continues to show pathetic weakness.
International trade diversification minister Carr is claiming that he doesn’t know whether there’s a link between Communist China’s ban on Canadian meat, and the issue of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou:
“There is no way of knowing for sure,” said Carr in an interview with BNN Bloomberg.
“Somebody is falsifying Canadian export certificates.” said Carr. “Someone think that there’s an advantage in using the Canada brand to get into the Chinese market. It’s a problem and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. We’re working with provincial counterparts, with the industry officials involved, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Chinese themselves so that we can come up with some idea of where this product comes from and how to determine who’s falsifying these export certificates to get to the bottom of it.”
While Carr pretends not to know who that “someone” could be, others actually have some common sense. Speaking with BNN Bloomberg, Eric Miller, the President of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group pointed out the obvious:
“Going into the [Group of 20 meetings], China is looking at ramping up the pressure on Canada over the Meng Wanzhou case. And certainly, they were not blind to the discussions between Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump last week in Washington. So, they are putting this out as a marker to Canada, saying: ‘We are very happy to hurt you and hurt your exports to China if you don’t do what we want.’”
Jimmy Carr seems to be the only person not aware of what’s happening.
Actually, I take that back.
Jimmy Carr and the entire Liberal government are flailing about, as their ‘be nice,’ strategy endlessly fails with China. Pretending not to know that China is obviously deliberately blocking the exports for political reasons is absurd, especially since China issued a statement demanding Meng Wanzhou’s extradition be stopped – right after they announced the ban on Canadian meat.
As I said on Twitter, the refusal to retaliate means Canada will keep getting humiliated:
“How many times do I have to say it? Canada must retaliate against China (Huawei ban, foreign homebuyers ban, state-owned company investment restrictions), and reduce our dependence on trade with the Communist State. Otherwise, we will just keep getting treated like garbage.”
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