Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland Discusses NAFTA Trade Tactics and Opposition to President Trump Tariffs…

I wish we had caught this interview before the G7 began because it highlights how much energy the international community is expending in their desperation to retain access to the U.S. market. The central issue is how several decades of international trade policy have been built around exploitative one-way access and rules.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the primary Canadian trade negotiator sat down with The National ahead of the G7 summit to talk about strategies for dealing with the Trump administration, tariffs and expectations for the summit.  WATCH:

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There’s a part of this interview that CBC didn’t broadcast, but presented in a twitter video. See below:

Watch the embed video.

For some reason I don’t think Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, White House Trade Policy Advisor Peter Navarro, or National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow are too worried about facing their Canadian counterparts in a U.S. trade discussion.

Wilbur Ross outlines the policy:

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435 Responses to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland Discusses NAFTA Trade Tactics and Opposition to President Trump Tariffs…

  1. Humble says:

    These two women look as if they are off to a campus rush party hoping to impress so as to be accepted into some sorority. They do not look as if they are in the midst of leaders making decisions that will affect all of us.

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Dennis says:

    ‘Smiley Faces’. No further comment needed.

    Liked by 9 people

  3. fred5678 says:

    Her second answer: “The happy ending to this story …”
    I could make a joke here, but I would feel unworthy.
    If she wants stories with happy endings, she should read A.A. Milne,

    She also mentions “illegal tariffs” … as in 270% on our dairy products ?????
    That rules out any happy endings for Canadian vendors of Ben and Jerry’s.

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    • Justanelectrician says:

      I never worry about feeling (or actually being) unworthy. She should read Ali Watkins – all her stories start with happy endings.

      Liked by 5 people

    • softunderbelly says:

      Yeah, what’s the story on the “illegal tariffs”?

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Not a story, just a bald-faced lie. One thing worth noting is that this whole process and the idiotic, divorced from reality statements of the glowbullshits clearly demonstrate that the entire concept of “international law” is, itself, BS. There is no law other than that promulgated and enforced by a sovereign. The maximum sovereign is God. Below Him are national sovereigns–in the USA, it’s supposed to be the people, through our elected representatives. There is no “international sovereign.” No international legislature. There is only ham-fisted, attempted tyranny by glowbullshit elites and their blue-helmet, child-raping thugs. Thank God again and again for VSSPGPDJT [Very Stable Strategic Prescient Genius President Donald J. Trump–and no, I’m not adding anymore letters, even though there are many more applicable and worthy epithets for our weapon POTUS] for speaking truth to liars, cheats, and tyrants!

        MOAR PRAYERS AND WINNAMINS! STILL NO SIGN OF ANY BRAKES WHATSOEVER ON THE TRUMP TRAIN!

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  4. A2 says:

    AF1 and POTUS over Germany.

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  5. jat says:

    This is the amateur hour on display. I cringe at my country on the world stage.
    With all the money she no doubt is raking in, she could have at least got a dress that was fitted properly, and in her REAL size too. *meow* sorry but this woman needs to buy a full length mirror. Pronto. I noticed too that in the interview she’s sitting Indian style in a dress and high heels. Not only no brains, but no couth either.

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    • lcpusa says:

      god bless you and god bless canada. most americans do not realize that we have a long history of brotherhood. the border between detroit and windsor was an open border for decades.

      i hope you can come up with some kind of strong leader like we have. hell, don cherry would be better than justin pajamaboy.

      again, much love and i’m praying for you. we are stronger together.

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    • That Freeland woman, doesn’t know how to dress proper for a person in her position…Could that dress to be any shorter??? What good decisions can she make, when she dresses like a whore?

      Liked by 2 people

  6. rvsueandcrew says:

    Why is everyone on Canada’s trade negotiation team so young? Do Canadians have a very short life span?

    Liked by 8 people

    • CF is 50 years old in August.

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      • yzest5121 says:

        Which begs the question TWICE. ..why would any Canadian woman wear such a dress after her 40th birthday? And I have dated Canadian women. I am partial to Canadian women. Not CV.

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        • kea says:

          Look how she sits in the interview. Her leg is like right up there….

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          • Lumina says:

            That is really strange for her to have her legs tuck up on the chair seat like she was at the beach or sitting on the floor. Maybe her feet were dangling, not able to touch the floor. She needs the George Stephanopolis chair set up…I don’t mind her dress so much, but looks like it is one with built in Spanx…

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    • The Defiant One says:

      RE: “Do Canadians have a very short life span?”

      Socialized Medicine does have the tendency to shorten lives wherever it’s practiced. IE people waiting for treatments and just die before anything in the bureaucracy moves forward.

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  7. Monadnock says:

    It’s stuff like this that makes me thankful to The Ancient Of Days that He has seen fit to put these men in charge of our country’s economy. My words of praise to Him will never be sufficient.

    Liked by 6 people

    • dayallaxeded says:

      Beautifully stated! You are so right! Our praise is never sufficient, but is always received, so let’s keep it up! Prayerss of thanks, praise, and supplication without ceasing!

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  8. lcpusa says:

    she came to meeting number one and demanded what? lgbtqrstuv rights?

    shes a liberal who is on her way out anyway….did anyone else see what happened to the liberals in ontario 2 nights ago? they got destroyed. destroyed so badly that they don’t even officially qualify to be recognized as a political party.

    trudeau is on borrowed time. tick tock.

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  9. El Torito says:

    She looks like Stormy…

    Liked by 3 people

  10. bverwey says:

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland should uncross her legs during a “serious” Corpse interview. It would better stabilize her “chi”. What a dork. As a Canadian I am amused be her brain cramps but know that the “JV” team will only cost me $$. Hey as a senior why not like a government who doesn’t have a foucking clue who and what hey are dealing with.

    Thankfully Ontario saw fit to elect a PC majority this week. There will be a federal election next year and if enough are pissed we will see “socks” removed. A caveat to that is our PC leader is also a squish …. go figure …. a uni-party member.

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  11. AmSa/Mx says:

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    • ledygrey says:

      Yes! What a great president! Sure did not take long for a response!

      Liked by 9 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      This tweet is the MOAB we have all been waiting for! This is the damn holy grail. Our President is showing Justin from Canada 🇨🇦 that if you want to talk smack, I will do to you what I did to Emmanuel from France 🇫🇷! Emmanuel said that the EU would not negotiate with the USA 🇺🇸 as long as the threat of tariffs on steel and aluminum was a possibility. When our Wilburine shared that with our Lion 🦁, he told him get rid of the exemption for the EU, Canada and Mexico.

      Notice that by punching Emmanuel in the mouth, every single one of them felt the blow. The 232 on cars, trucks and parts equates to $192 billion in imports a year. $96 billion through Canada 🇨🇦 and Mexico 🇲🇽 thanks to NAFTA. You put a 25% tariff indefinitely on the auto sector, you kill NAFTA, Germany 🇩🇪, Japan 🇯🇵 and every other country that imports vehicles and parts into our country.

      Globalism dies with this 232! It is a dagger 🗡 they will never be able to recover from.

      Once again, our President is sending a message not only to these MORONS that call themselves leaders but to every CEO that runs a corporation in the auto sector.

      I wrote this yesterday but Justin decided not to listen to me!

      These countries are playing Russian Roulette with 6 bullets in a gun that only has 6 chambers!

      I think scenario 1 is gone based on my analogy above because they will if they already haven’t shot themselves to death 💀! I see scenario 2 occurring rather quickly!

      Scenario 1) China, Canada, Mexico, EU and Japan get deals done IMMEDIATELY!

      Scenario 2) Automobile Corporations start expanding factories and/or start building massive new factories throughout the USA 🇺🇸 knowing our President will slap 25% tariffs on all cars, trucks and parts imported into our country. You will see announcements starting in mid to late July in order to be prepared to not have to deal with tariffs.

      You FU…..K with the Lion 🦁 eventually he gets up and TEARS the $HIT out of everybody!

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    • AH_C says:

      Boom

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    • jbrickley says:

      DJT does not blink. He has a hand to play no matter the outcome. They had an opportunity to work out a fabulous deal for both sides but they got greedy and refused to play fairly. We have this huge stick and Trump will avoid using it until he has to. He will apply pressure points and pain and wait. He will graciously let them save some face but if they resist too much they are going to be punished. The goal is not to destroy our ally and trade partner but to equalize the deficit in trade. But by God, if they dig in and get nasty; he will hit them until they get the message. If they go too far they will be hurt far worse than if they just came to the table and cut a fair deal. We can do this the easy way or the hard way, your choice Mr. Prime Minister sparkly socks and your flunky trade negotiators.

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  12. AmSa/Mx says:

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  13. MaineCoon says:

    Our dynamic wolverines are going to need a bigger challenge or they might get bored with their jobs and quit!

    Liked by 4 people

  14. czarowniczy says:

    Love ir – CBS News reportin g it a a ‘tense’ G-7 meeting and sort of half-hinting Trump done snuck out early.
    Well of course it was tense, you have countries other than the US that account for a huge amount of the world’s economy but none the equal the US’s share. You also have six *&^%$# politicians and one businessman who’s actually worked for a living doing the conferencing. Now tell me one businessman anfd six politicians can discuss trade and economics without there being some tension in the air. Sorta like James Levine trying to get six cats to sing Puccini.
    If the ‘partners’, a label rather than a definition, were all that together they could join greasy fingers and initiate a major trade war with the US but yet… If the ‘partners had their poop all togetyher they could have come with a program designed to confront Trump’s tariffs but yet… Looks like 6 folks came to the table with empty pockets but #7 wasn’t picking up the tab and left early because he was the only one with anything to offer.

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  15. Joe says:

    Born to be rolled.

    But by President Trump?!

    Usually it is some yogi or self realization life coach…but on this level?

    Just wow.

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  16. OSP says:

    “Hugs”…?
    We’re supposed to take this broad seriously?

    Liked by 7 people

  17. A2 says:

    #BREAKING Trudeau says all 7 nations will sign the summit communique, looks like that may not be the case, per President’s tweet.
    G7 vows to continue to fight protectionism, according to summit statement
    G7 leaders pledge to modernize WTO, cut tariffs
    G7 demands Russia stop undermining democracy
    G7 fails to reach climate consensus with US, according to summit statement

    That’s all for now–watching AF-1 and POTUS entering Italian airspace.

    NK personnel (on Koryu air landed in Singapore). Kims heavy equipment and limo on the way and China air picking up Rocketboy and the tab no doubt).

    Liked by 5 people

  18. Nigella says:

    Trudeau’s a little weasel… looking so meek when he is face to face with Trump then acting all “brave” and manly when he’s gone

    Liked by 8 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Don’t insult weasels – he’s a sack of political ****.
      News is ignoring the FACT that American Airlines was looking at buying a fleet of commuter jets from Boeing until Canadian Bombardier gave an unbeatable quote on their CRJ900 passenger jets and American bought 30. The Canadian and British governments heavily subsidized the deal, some in the US saying that the jets were sold at less than it cost to produce them, the two governments’ subsidies gave Bombardier enough ‘profit’ to keep it out of the dump.
      The US Commerce Department slapped a 292% import tarrif on the Bombardier jets but that was overturned and the US International Trade Commission threw out Boeing’s suit on the issue too. So when you’re flying PSA Airlines, an American subsidiary and you’re on a CRJ900, know you’re flying on a reason why the NAFTA needs to be scrapped and something that doesn’t continually bend us over the barrel put in place.

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  19. John says:

    Not really much to talk about. Figure out how to reduce your tariffs and then call me.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. MaineCoon says:

    Daddy, what should I do about this trade war?

    Liked by 7 people

  21. ari Berkowitz says:

    THAT was one nothing burger monologue by a pretentious vacuous bubblehead of a bimbo who impresses me as someone who’d rather be working as an actress in the movie industry. OH WAIT…..she is a lightweight politician.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. tonyE says:

    This woman, and Trudeau, don’t even qualify for The Gong Show… Never mind The Apprentice.

    Someone get the gong and the hook and take her off center stage…. Gohoooooong!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Legacy Driver says:

    Oompa Loompa. . .

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  24. Davey says:

    Ah yes, the equal opportunity – %50 skirts hire.

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  25. daughnworks247 says:

    OMG. Treepers, please watch these videos. Then, try to imagine this eggplant of a woman talking to Rex Tillerson, or Peter Navarro/Wilburine/Mnuchin/Lighthizer/or sweet ole’ Larry Kudlow.

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  26. jello333 says:

    That picture of her “purposefully” marching forward in her purple dress…. oh my god. At first I heard “I am woman, hear me roar!” But then I realized it was more like…

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Fools Gold says:

    I told ya she couldn’t dance. She can’t even get a rhythm. Ba bye, next dancer please!

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  28. AH_C says:

    Are we to take anyone who curls their legs up on the chair during an interview as serious?

    This dame and all her friends are no match for the Trump Badger and his wolverines. 😂

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  29. Freedom5 says:

    Did anyone notice her strange seated position? In the very beginning of the first video the shot showed her full side view. Very odd. Her leg was propped up under her like a teenager.

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  30. Bill says:

    “We have been working with Mayors, Legislature, …..”
    In other words, you sought to negotiate with everyone else in the USA (Including the Chamber of Commerce) to undercut the President of the United States and the Trump appointed representatives……..

    The President probably won’t take that too well because it boils my blood!

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  31. rudy1876 says:

    PT would rather talk to these guys. That would be something worth watching.

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  32. Max Tadpol says:

    Watching both vids I cannot help but think our trade team is negotiating with the Hillary Cabal. Nothing but touchy-feely BS comes out of Chrys’ mouth and no position makes any sense whatsoever except to appease her base.

    Sad for Canada, but the world will be better off when the dust clears and reciprocal free trade deals abound.

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  33. jbrickley says:

    Chrystia is like a fluffy bunny against three Wolverines. You know, the ones who can fight off an entire wolf pack or a full grown bear. The ones who can single-handedly take down a caribou or deer. If she thinks the EU will save their lopsided trade they are sorely mistaken. The EU is in serious trouble on multiple fronts and their membership with NATO is at risk as well. It’s too bad the UK doesn’t have a Trump negotiating team to get them through Brexit. All they need to do is cut some favorable trade agreements with the US and Asia and they are golden. The EU is losing it’s power rapidly.

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  34. Curt says:

    Its interesting to listen to the Canadian trade minister talk about the illegal tariffs the US has imposed. She says that these need to be removed so that things can get back to a normal basically. She said NOTHING about the one sided tariffs that Canada places against American imports. Like petulant children they want their cake and eat it too……

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  35. snailmailtrucker says:

    I am sure that President Trump is Extremely Impressed that She was able to send
    Smiley Face Emails to he co-Feminist Moron Loser associates !

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