Canada’s Liberal Politics Behind Trudeau’s Antagonistic Trade Positions…

Actually, seeing this outlined in Reuters is a very good sign of things to come.  The pending NAFTA trade renegotiation between the U.S. (Trump/Ross) and Canada (Trudeau) correctly viewed through the prism of Canadian politics.  This is exactly the correct perspective.

The larger liberal need is for Trudeau to pander to the constituencies of Quebec, even if it means economic disaster and crushing collapse for the entire country of Canada.  This reality is exactly the ideological zero-sum perspective of the liberal mind and worldview.

Complete economic disaster is what Prime Minister Trudeau will do to Canada if he chooses to continue positioning against the U.S. with President Donald J Trump.

VIA REUTERS – Canada escalated a trade dispute with United States by making threats Washington called inappropriate in part because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to secure support in a key region ahead of the country’s 2019 elections.

Washington last month slapped tariffs on timber imports, prompting Trudeau to say he was considering a ban on exports of U.S. coal through Pacific ports.

As well as lumber, the administration of President Donald Trump has targeted Canadian dairy farmers, while Boeing Corp (BA.N) launched a trade challenge against Montreal-based planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

All three are vital to the economy of Quebec, Canada’s second most-populous province. And Quebec is seen as vital to Trudeau’s hopes of maintaining a strong grip on power in a national election set for October 2019.

As contentious talks on renegotiating NAFTA draw closer, Trudeau has little choice but to defend dairy farmers and offer help to the lumber industry, even though that is likely to prompt fresh U.S. challenges.

“Quebec is the key,” said one senior Liberal organizer.  (please read full article)

President Trump, Secretary Wilbur Ross and Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer will absolutely crush any international trade opponent in direct bilateral trade deals.  It’s really not hard for them to do; we are the biggest market in the world.

Shutting down access to the U.S. ($20+ trillion) market is the ultimate leverage and entire national economies can be forceably wiped out.  In an applied fair market system the end result of any renegotiated trade deal will be vastly more beneficial to U.S. workers and business interests.  Stunningly so.

In addition to the size of our economy, America is profoundly unique in that there is almost no product on the planet that cannot be replicated in the United States.  We are blessed with an abundance of energy, raw material, minerals and rich fertile land that can provide the basis for domestically manufactured/created products.  It is a remarkable point of distinction not found in any other region.

Additionally, our inherent American DNA strain is one of entrepreneurial existence.  We know how to do things, create things, and think completely outside the box on new and innovative ideas for things.   Yes, we are exceptional like that.

Reminder:

  • Florida Power and Light won the prestigious International Edward Demming award for excellence in multi-platform engineering and efficiency superiority. They didn’t blow every global PhD business intellectual out of the water with slide rules, CAD programs and engineering acumen. They did it with hard hats and dirty fingernails.

Because they lost the award, the Japanese spent 6 months studying FPL and later published a 1,000 page dissertation essentially saying FPL “wasn’t really good, they were just lucky”….. FPL field leadership laughed, took out markers and wrote on the back of their hard hats: WE’RE NOT GOOD, WE’RE RUCKY….

  • When every single Kuwaiti oil field was blown up by Saddam Hussein, they said it would take 5 years to cap them all off and restart their oil pumping industry. The Kuwaiti’s and Saudi’s called Texans, who had them all capped and back in working order in 6 to 10 months.

We are a nation that knows how to get shit done.

  • When the Northern Chile mine workers were trapped two miles underground, they said no-one could save them. Who did they call for help? A bunch of hick miners from USA coal country who went down there, worked on the fly, engineered the rescue equipment on site, and saved everyone of them….

That’s our America.

  • When a half-breed Islamic whack job, armed with an AK-47 and a goal to meet his fourty-seven virgins, began opening fire on a train in France – the Americans on board didn’t run to the nearest safe room and hide themselves amid baguettes and brie. They said “let’s go”, and beat the stuffing out of that little Islamic nut with a death wish.

Legion d’Honneur or not, that’s us.  That’s just how we roll.

Lady Liberty can stroll along the Champs-Elysées with a swagger befitting Mae West because without her arrival they’d be speaking German in the Louvre.  Yet for the better part of the past decade a group of intellectual something-or-others have been teaching an insufferable storyline that it’s better to be sitting around a campfire eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off each other.

Enough.

When I hear Donald Trump say “Let’s Make America Great Again”, I also hear the familiar echo “cowboy up” people.

It’s high time we stop being embarrassed about our exceptional nature, and start being proud of it again.   Because when it matters most, when it really counts, when it’s really needed, there’s a whole bunch of people all around this world of ours that are mighty happy when swagger walks in to solve their problems.

Yeah, “let’s make America great again”.  Swagger on !

 

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220 Responses to Canada’s Liberal Politics Behind Trudeau’s Antagonistic Trade Positions…

  1. A.D. Everard says:

    Wonderful article! The whole world need more pride. We ALL need to shuck off the guilt that the anti-human death cults having been ramming down our throats for the past 50 years. Guilt for living, guilt for breathing, guilt for daring to come down out of the trees. It’s time to stand tall again and take back what’s ours by right. Freedom and dignity.

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  2. StateSovereigntyNationalUnion says:

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    And wonder how?
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    Admitting its a Bear
    Yet winning Tooth, Nail, and Hair
    With no blood to spare
    I ask were the Hell
    Is the Devil Red Adair
    #MAGA
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  3. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Another Canuck here :-).

    We’re screwed anyway regardless of pretty boy Castro Trudeau who seems completely ineffectual. I have no idea what he does as PM. He’s a one-termer. He’s already reneigned on his main election promise of reforming our voting system.

    Our economy is in slow meltdown, disastrous job figures last month. Calgary and the oil patch are dying a slow death. An unheatlhy percenage of our GDP is based on domestic housing, which in our two main cities are at insane stratospheric prices. Personal debt is off the chart…and half of Canadians are one paycheck away from insolvency. The loonie is tanking as the US raises rates.

    But everything is gonna be ok as our selfie taking PM is going to legalise weed….

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    • Well don’t give up, Northern bros and sises….We suffered through 8 long years with an unbelievably incompetent, liberal president.

      I do not follow Canadian politics in detail, but I understand that Mr. Wonderful from the Shark Tank (a Canadian) is going to run…..LOL

      I think he is a secret Trump philiac. Make this liberal nut-case a one-termer like we did Papa Bush. It’s time to elect a Nationalist up there. If you like Trump, Bannon and Sessions, you will like the rest of us!

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      • nontroll says:

        I’m pretty sure Mr. Wonderful pulled out of the race. Now, typical of Canadian politics, the conservatives are looking to a guy from Quebec. That’ll be just wonderful for the rest of Canada (sarc).

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    • eagledriver50 says:

      And now you have your O’bumma!!!…Loved working with you guys @ Cold Lake. Fighters Sq. there threw the best parties for us…Also, my great-grandfather came from there on my father’s side. Pray for you guys to find the next PM like our PDJT!!!

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    • goldduggar says:

      Is Trudeau really the son of Fidel Castro?
      What are the Canadians saying?

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    • Garry Smith says:

      Trudeau is a moron. His unabashed pride in globalism, open borders, multiculturalism, sanctuary cities, special protections for one religion, and Christian bashing couldn’t be doing a better job of destroying our Nation if that were not his mandate. I pray Trump uses this issue to send Trudeau packing. The trouble is we do not have a Trump clone to speak for the 92% of Canadians who value truth and ethics and pay for this idiot.

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  4. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    “Swagger On”….Love it! Thank you for the morale boost SD!

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  5. scottmc37 says:

    Think of Quebec as Washington DC, so anything will be done to keep the money flowing into Quebec from the rest of canada, including over 50% of the dairy industry, even when CNRail and Air Canada was privatized, they were chartered to keep their HQ in Quebec, can never be moved to keep the jobs and taxes there. Canada will be sacrificed to keep grants flowing into and priority on Quebec.

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  6. Stringy theory says:

    Great article, Sundance. I love President Trump and his cabinet and what they are doing for this country. He is truly making America Great Again!

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Lucille says:

    Quote: “Do people honestly expect the Canadian government just to say ‘We accept these lumber duties, we will move on and pay the price?'” asked the source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.

    No, we expect the Canadian government to do their duty to their nation AND LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE. And don’t send children to do the job of adults. If the people are scared, they need to dig deep down and gain the courage to fight for freedom from the socialists in power. And stop listening to the left-wing/socialist enabling national media.

    As the U.S. learned from 2009-2017, there are consequences to electing someone who hasn’t a clue and thinks he’s the gods’ answer to everything.

    Take your country back!

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    • ghost of benghazi says:

      There is no country to take back. Canada is collection of competing entities all working for their own self interest. They have an illusion of country but that’s all. Also Canada is Left-wing/ socialist the is no other wing.

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  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    Did the NAFTA letter get accepted yet? ‘Cause things are moving on, looks like the train has already left the station. The Congress needs to catch up with the rest of the world, they look like the slow kids, eh?

    Hey Congress, here’s a tip for ya…. I recommend less vacations and more work 🙂

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  9. Dazza says:

    Self-loathing Social Justice Warrior elitist, our male feminazi Prime Minister.
    Embarrassing.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Billy Dunn says:

    You nailed it SD !
    There is NO OTHER COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA.
    There has NEVER BEEN ANOTHER. COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA.
    There will NEVER AGAIN BE, ANOTHER COUNTRY LIKE AMERICA.
    They have been working non stop for 8 plus years to tear America down and they did not succeed, but they will keep trying.
    But they Will NOT SUCCEED!
    MAGA

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  11. teaforall says:

    Sundance

    Spot on, …. let’s make America great again”. Swagger on !.
    Made my Day
    Thanks
    Tea

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Jenny R. says:

    For Canada, it gets better:

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    Any “trade war” with the U.S. isn’t going to be the thing that takes Canada down — in fact, bilateral trade renegotiation might save it.
    The Paris Accords seems to be the lynch pin here.

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  13. Davey says:

    As a Canuck, I am profoundly embarrassed at the thought of Prime Minister Sock-Puppet representing me to the world. Every time Trudeau and his Liberal clowns tell us that Canada is a country of peace keepers, they are throwing away our history as warriors first. When I hear President Trump speak, I hear John Waynes’ voice saying, “Saddle up, we’re burning daylight.”

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  14. bayrat65 says:

    Every time I see him, I think to myself he is a closet gay, crossdressing mama boy something. How did you people up there in the frozen northland ever wind up with him?

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  15. My hometown in Finland is an important export port and it’s quite close to the Russian border. The amount of transshipment trade to Russia is really important to the local economy there. So many people’s livelihood depends on keeping the volume of trade flowing through the port on the same level or growing. The stevedoring companies who load and unload the cargo get their share. The port itself and the town as a major owner of the port company benefit from the port fees. Cargo shipping lines can operate more ships on the route. Warehousing companies benefit from the unreliability of the Russians. Companies trading in high-value goods (e.g. cars and electronics) keep their stock for the Russian market on the Finnish side of the border and deliver goods to Russia just in time. The goods would get stolen if they were kept on the Russian side any longer than necessary. (Actually big companies sometimes take advantage of the criminal tendencies of East Europeans. I know a case where a major electronics company had a batch of faulty DVD drives which they just couldn’t fix. Destroying the drives would have cost a lot, so they left the pallet with the faulty drives out on the factory yard but inside the gates. The next day they were gone and problem solved.)

    Being born in a port town and knowing all these ways transshipment trade leaves money into the local economy, I have a hard time understanding why Trudeau would want to shut down this business for their ports. If our port threatened to lose transshipment market share to Estonian or Russian ports, our local logistics sector would band together, try to see if they could come up with ways to become more efficient and think up new service concepts to maintain the competitive advantage of the port. They would raise money for investments to keep the port facilities state-of-the-art and they’d lobby the dear Lord himself if necessary to remove detrimental regulations. They wouldn’t give up without a damn good fight. That’s how profitable the Russian transshipment business is for my home region. And we’re not even getting any share of the trucking traffic since EU + Russian regulations and low Russian truck driver salaries pushed Finnish transport companies out of the trucking business into Russia. I find it kind of telling of the level of (lack of) intelligence and understanding of economy on Trudeau’s part that he thinks he’s threatening USA with this coal export ban. He’s not making things difficult for Trump. Instead, he’s cutting down the market share of his own ports and donating that business to the American ports. And once they get that business, they will not want to relinquish it back to the Canadian ports when Trudeau finally figures out his error. What a moron!

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    • G. Combs says:

      Trump’s bachelor degree is in economics from one of the best schools in the world followed by a PhD in the School of Hard Knocks in NYC. The Mama’s boys the liberals keep electing don’t stand a chance.

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