Canadian Economy Drops 31,000 Full-Time Jobs In May – Chrystia Freeland Lobbies Washington DC Ally Bob Corker…

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the primary NAFTA negotiator, went to Washington DC today for a highly political ‘in-camera’ session with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. [Press briefing video at bottom]

The Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee is Bob Corker, one of the largest recipients of corporate Wall Street lobbyist money in the senate.  Corker is the most staunch voice in opposition to President Trump’s trade reset policy.  The ranking democrat is Bob Menendez.  Together Corker and Menendez represent two of the most corrupt representatives in congress.  These are the allies Chrystia Freeland is counting on.

Freeland’s strategy, on behalf of Prime Minister Justin from Canada, is to leverage internal U.S. political opposition against President Trump’s NAFTA trade reset.  However, while Canada and Mexico fight against any new trade agreement that eliminates their economic exploitation model, the Canadian economy is already beginning to contract; and this is happening even before any substantive U.S. trade policies are in place:

(Via CBC) The economy lost 7,500 jobs in May as a drop in full-time employment was only partially offset by an increase in part-time jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The overall drop in the number of jobs came as full-time jobs fell by 31,000, offset in part by a gain of 23,600 part-time positions.

[…] the only reason why the jobless number held steady was a dip in the labour force participation rate, which declined one tick to declined one tick to 65.3 per cent. Only Canadians who are actively looking for a employment are formally counted as unemployed.  (more)

In comparison the U.S. job market added over 223,000 jobs in the same month and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8%.   Companies and private industry will not invest in either Canada or Mexico while the looming probability of a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA remains.

Canada and Mexico are doubling down on their position that current NAFTA loopholes must remain in place allowing them to operate as pass-throughs to the U.S. market for foreign, mostly Asian, goods.

After the fiasco of the G7 summit, the likelihood of any agreement in terms between the U.S., Canada and Mexico is essentially nil. There are increasingly visible U.S. economic indicators that positive U.S. MAGAnomic results are overwhelming the voices of purchased political leaders trying to sell a narrative of doom around President Trump’s tariff proposals and reciprocal trade reset.

One key index is the U.S. stock market growth amid tariff, trade and NAFTA withdrawal discussion. As CTH has discussed the eventual trade outcome now appears baked into the latest market analysis.  This is the worst possible timing for Justin and Chrystia to be playing politics with the Canadian economy; but that’s exactly what their strategy appears to be committed to.  Amid this U.S. MAGAnomic environment, threats of counter-tariffs by Mexico, Canada and the EU are as useless as feathers in a hurricane.

The only thing missing is the official U.S. announcement withdrawing from NAFTA… But don’t worry, that announcement is coming.  Unfortunately for the politically-minded Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland what they don’t understand is that President Trump doesn’t care about their delicate sensibilities and blame-casting maneuvers. POTUS Trump was elected specifically because he doesn’t apply a political prism in front of economic or national security decisions.

Without radical transformation to remove the loopholes, NAFTA is dead, all three countries know it.  The aspect that both Canada and Mexico continue to ignore is that President Trump is in no rush to announce it.

President Trump is in no rush to announce withdrawal because the effects of withdrawal are already well underway. Investors are not going to invest in Canada and Mexico while the uncertainty of a U.S. NAFTA exit looms in the air.  The political positioning of the Canadian team is entirely framed around blame casting:


Chrystia from Canada continues pushing the ridiculously obtuse narrative that tariffs to protect the U.S. steel and aluminum industry represent President Trump saying Canadians are a national security threat to the U.S.

Canada doesn’t make much steel and aluminum for two reasons:

#1 because the environmentalists in Canada have killed off their heavy manufacturing industrial base. Which is exactly what President Trump is attempting to ensure doesn’t happen in the United States.

#2 because it’s just easier, and more lucrative, to structure the Canadian economy as a brokerage for the assembly of pre-manufactured Asian products prior to entering the U.S. market via the NAFTA loophole.  This economic model was designed by former Canadian and Mexican officials, who were well paid puppets to the plans of multinational corporations and financial interests.

It was a nice gig while it lasted; and both Canada and Mexico have had over 25 years to enjoy the construct.  However, President Trump is now resetting the entire agreement to benefit the interests of U.S. workers and Main Street USA.



Worlds Top Ten Steel Producers HERE

CNN analysis on Global Steel Production and Use HERE

World Steel Industry Statistics and Resources HERE

2018 pdf link on World Steel Production HERE

Do you remember the list of items the dynamic duo Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland selected as targets for their counter-tariff position? Check it out here. What do: “felt pens”, “rubber boats”, “orange juice” and “tomato ketchup” have to do with the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs?  See The Answer HERE.  It’s all politics.  Pure, politics.

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520 Responses to Canadian Economy Drops 31,000 Full-Time Jobs In May – Chrystia Freeland Lobbies Washington DC Ally Bob Corker…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    Maybe Canada could take all the big meat packers off our hands along with all the imported populations that go along with them and their life on the U.S. dole. They like imports, let them take care of all of them and all their imported problems.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Stringy theory says:

      Damn right TwoLaine!!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Kaco says:

      My uncle raised a family and mortgaged a new house in a suburban development on a meat packing wage back in the 60’s. “Doing jobs Americans wont do”, my foot! Americans did do those jobs.

      Liked by 11 people

      • tonyE says:

        My great great grandfather in the old country was a butcher. A very honest job.

        You can not believe how well off my family over there is today… wholesale beef, chicken, pork, fish, booze… bars, restaurants. Mucho dinero,,, Beaucoup d’argent… As a kid, in the summer I’d tag along to the stockyards when one of the adults would drive down there to settle the bills. Today, when I cut beef at home, I do it with the skill of fine butcher ( not a killer…. you know what I mean ). My sous vide and BBQ are world class!

        My mom and I took big financial cuts in our life when we immigrated (legally) to the US. But, OTOH, we enjoy life a lot more over here.

        Meat packing is an honest job… so is being a janitor (which my mom and I did for a while too). BTW, my house is spotless.

        Liked by 18 people

        • Kaco says:

          Hi, Tony, what country are you and your family from?

          We know a janitor, who has retired to a very nice lake house (probably has a good public pension). One of the smartest guys we know, a person one would seek opinions on construction and mechanics.


      • G. Combs says:

        I have friends here in the south that have hand picked cotton, tobacco… you name it. Not to mention I have shoveled all sorts of manure from pig and chicken to horse, cow, sheep, rabbit and goat.

        Just because the prissy city folk get outsmarted** by horse manure doesn’t mean that applies to ALL Americans.

        ** Nothing funnier than watching a citified teen try to scoop poop and end up chasing it all over the field/lawn/parking lot.

        Liked by 4 people

      • TwoLaine says:

        I know a white female who used to work in one. She did everything the men did and more. 😉


      • TwoLaine says:

        These days though, they are different. The conditions are generally VERY BAD. They pay almost nothing in wages, so we pay for their welfare benefits, housing, ObamaCare, food, etc……………

        You need to go to work in your Depends.


  2. daughnworks247 says:

    I have a girlfriend who is a Dartmouth grad. Typical northeast, nervous, over-educated housewife type who loves “philanthropic work” so she can tell all her friends about what a good person she is.
    We got into a discussion about the Frozen Freeland from Canada.
    The purple one.
    You guys would have been proud of me. I could have sold tickets to he take down.

    Liked by 21 people

    • billrla says:

      daughnworks247: I am a Dartmouth grad and assume you mean former girlfriend.

      Liked by 1 person

      • daughnworks247 says:

        No offense to the green and white – used to be Indians, she’s one of those stereotypical ….. I can’t say it here.
        Love to all.

        Liked by 2 people

    • M. Mueller says:

      Daughnworks247, Sure wish you would have filmed it. Made me smile just reading your comments about it. Good for you!

      Liked by 1 person

    • John Bosley says:

      Thanks for taking one for the team.
      So now that you won, what is your prize , the couch ?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Orygun says:

      There is plenty of ammunition to use. Well done!

      Liked by 1 person

    • sedge2z says:

      “housewife types” are truly placed at the bottom rung on life’s ladder.
      even meghan, harry’s new bride “princess pushy” has sworn to be “more than just a housewife”.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jenny R. says:

        Yes, but those are not true housewives — they don’t clean, they don’t cook, they don’t garden, they don’t even watch their own children; if they sew it’s some sort of craft thing they saw on Pinterest and not the clothes for their families. I was raised by women who still made their own soap and hung the wash out on lines…I have seen real housewives in action.
        They do not a drop of those things — if they did they would not have time for “philanthropic work” or luncheons with their “besties”.
        As such, they deserve to be on the bottom of life’s ladder — they do nothing…but shop (not for essentials, probably have that done by the help too) get beauty treatments and do “self-help”, and eat/sleep/other vital bodily functions.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        ““housewife types” are truly placed at the bottom rung on life’s ladder.”

        The Lord views that as one of the most important jobs of all.

        Read the last (31st) chapter of the book after Psalms that WordPress sites like to automatically “bin”

        P*****s 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
        29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
        30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
        31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

        1Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

        1Tim 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Kaco says:

      Wish I could have heard what you said, but what was her response?


      • daughnworks247 says:

        She launched into a #MeToo tirade “You shouldn’t disparage another woman’s appearance” and I lost it. After Samantha Bee and Ali Watkins (of whom she was completely unfamiliar), the left has no quarter on the subject of women.
        In retrospect, OUR biggest problem with the political opposition is the ignorance of the other side. They miss entire stories that we’ve followed for years. The Awan Brothers is a perfect example.

        Liked by 11 people

        • Kaco says:

          Yes, the ignorance is astounding. Not long after the election, I was naive to think at some point the press would return to normal, especially after being called out so much, but no, they have persisted in their brainwashing, not going to give up. I hope and pray more people wake up to their lies and their selective omissions as well.

          Liked by 5 people

  3. Doug Amos says:

    Canadians are smug. Their media constantly reminds them how fortunate they are to not have Mr Trump. They buy in eagerly, including their so-called conservative alternatives. The elephant in the room is the auto pact and no one can make it go away.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dekester says:

      Not all of us. American media are telling the world all Trump supporters are “ cultists” the former HRC said they were “ deplorable and irredeemable “

      Obama said you they are “ bitter, and cling to their guns and religion”

      On my street alone there is at least three of us that are likely more up to date on U.S. politics than the majority of Americans. Arrogant maybe, but we watch snipbits of your MSM channels, and the evidence is there.

      Axlelrod and Soros helped elect Trudeau.

      God bless PDJT

      Liked by 26 people

      • peace says:

        The real cult group in America is Hollywood.

        Liked by 9 people

      • nikkichico7 says:

        ….. and ….

        God bless you also Dekester … I’m glad you post 🤨👍⭐️🇨🇦🇺🇸

        Liked by 2 people

      • Kaco says:

        I always enjoy your posts, too, when I catch them, and it is heartwarming to know there are practical, common sense Canadians who recognize the great policies our President is trying to accomplish.

        Liked by 1 person

        • donna kovacevic says:

          There are many of us that see all the accomplishments that PDJT has done. Majority of numb nuts are in the East Coast Newfoundland, Nova Scotia etc we call them Newfie’s. Quebecers and perhaps a small number in Ontario (very small). I hear Alberta can hardly wait to kick Notley NDP to the curb next year and vote back the PC. BC is doing the same. Hoping and praying Trudope will be history next year!! Lord Please.Ontario we were the start. God Bless PDJT and Happy Birthday to him may God Bless him with many more successful healthy happy years to come.


          • George says:

            I am from NS and agree 100% with your comment on the east coast. I have lovely family and friends there but most have drank the cool aid and I can stand it.
            The mindset is government cheese and as much as possible..
            So much so I no longer live there as have moved to Estonia 2 years ago and love it! Even know what bathroom to use..
            Had to get away..


      • Lucille says:

        Dekester, I think most Treepers know it isn’t fair to lump all Canadians together. We Americans certainly hate it when other nationals do that to us. “Do unto others” is probably the best policy.

        Canadians do tend to rely on leftist fake news just as many in the U. S. do, and the propaganda against President Trump is fierce. But just as in America, there are journalists who are fighting against this trend and are bringing truth to the provinces.

        Frankly, I’ve never met a “smug” Canadian. My family members are hard-working country people who may have jobs in the city but who also carry conservative and family values with them wherever they go. The friends I cherish there would also fit in with any small-size town in the mid-West or mountain areas of the U.S.

        That said, it’s pretty obvious Canadian politicians presently in power are as smug as our own Uniparty politicians. And when they are ignorant, they also rival ours. Hopefully, Canadian conservatives, who are more in line with 1950s JFK type Democrats, will push out the leftists and bring back some common sense via the next election. They are off to a good start in Ontario.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Turranos says:

        Quote from Soros recently “Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.” He He

        Liked by 4 people

      • sadsack says:

        Dekester, I agree. 6 out of 10 on our street (5 acre lots) do know a lot about American politics due in large part because of candidate, now President Trump.

        Often the American media talking points are repeated here. All day yesterday the ‘apology’ of Peter Navarro for comments he made about Trudeau . I wish he had not apologized. It took the focus off Trudeau’s chest pounding comments and instead the press is going with ‘poor Trudeau refused to get beaten up by a bully while he was standing up for Canada.


        • Jan says:

          Trump barely touched Trudeau with his tweet “it’s going to be very expensive for Canadians”. The longer Trudeau hangs onto NAFTA and negotiates in bad faith, the sooner the money people in Canada are going to stop their support because Pres. Trump is our “terminator.” He will not stop, he will not take no for an answer, he will work around you, until he gets most of what he wants.”I want free trade, but it has to be fair trade” are words PM Trudeau & Ms. Freeland should rethink and rethink quickly because the longer they drag things out, the less they’ll be able to negotiate for Canada.


    • Paul from Canuckistan says:

      Some of us are well aware…
      I felt bad you guys for the 8 year Obama disaster…
      Media was in the tank for the old man…even moreso for junior
      CBC was his political mid-wife now gate-keeper

      Liked by 3 people

    • Alap says:

      I am Canadian and a proud one at that! Our media is just as bad as yours. Having said this Trump is doing right by the USA and by extension Canada will benefit as well our PM is just not smart enough to figure this out. Trudeau is a one and done PM. MAGA!

      Liked by 6 people

      • piper567 says:

        Alap, I hope for your sake you are correct.
        One of your Countrymen reminded us this week that your election dates are not set.
        Hope Trudeau gets a no confidence vote!


    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      They weren’t always so smug.

      But when your federation’s “hero” is an oversized jar of Welch’s Grape Jelly…….

      is there any recovery possible?


  4. Thomas Berwick says:

    There is a rumor that Corker told Chrystia that she looked like a two bit whore in that short purple dress. She hit him over the head with a bag of quarters.

    Liked by 16 people

  5. melski says:

    Why doesn’t a single, smart honest reporter (I know, that is a oxymoron) ask Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland these three questions?
    1) How many tons each of steel and aluminum does Canada actually produce and what percent of each does Canada, which they actually produce, import into the United States?
    2) How many tons of Steel and aluminum does Canada import from other countries which they then refabricate and reassemble into other products and then import into the United States under the NAFTA agreement?
    3) What other products do you also import into the United States that you don’t actually produce but import into the United States as reassembled products under NAFTA?
    I and many others would love to hear her attempt to answer that question as she squirms like a dog trying to pass a peach stone!

    Liked by 17 people

    • svenwg says:

      Import into your country and EXPORT out of your country to another country. Sorry pet annoyance of mine, being a person who works in export and import.


  6. Ospreyzone says:

    Chrystia and Justin are simple hosers trying to find relevance. What they are experiencing is a teaching moment from PDJT. Years from now, when Justin has progressed beyond puberty and Chystia has learned that obesity is unhealthy, they will reflect back upon this time and realize they were truly fortunate to have been taught by the maestro.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Sentient says:

    “Prime Minister Justin From Canada”. Lol

    Liked by 4 people

  8. joeknuckles says:

    Does Corker’s voice sound exactly like Barney Fife, or is it just me?

    Liked by 9 people

  9. chancebarns says:

    That picture of her royal thighness; purple for royalty you know, surrounded by the cats and jammers kids always makes me laugh.

    The caption should read, “Sending the lambs to slaughter.”

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Publius2016 says:

    Ok…is she going to a party? Can’t be a trade meeting?? Why exactly is it purple anyway???

    Liked by 2 people

  11. missilemom says:

    And don’t forget Trudeau’s backstabbing gave Larry Kudlow a heart attack. This is now personal.

    Liked by 9 people

    • ecmarsh says:

      I thought the same thing. Good old Kudlow lamented regarding the hard work he and the crew did with Trudeau and they stabbed him in the back.
      I saw Larry on the TV and it really did personally hurt him.

      Liked by 5 people

  12. Sunshine says:

    It’s quite interesting what’s happening in Canada.
    Now, the opposition party is in crisis because its weak and spineless new leader supported Justin on trade boards but the losing contender has his own opinion of trade boards.
    Trump is sowing disarray everywhere without even trying.
    Just beautiful to see. The Art of the Deal.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WES says:

      SunShine: The opposition party leader is as hapless as Trudope so I don’t harbor much faith that he can defeat Trudope at all. For that reason Trudope will likely win re-election.

      Liked by 1 person

      • sedge2z says:

        “Trudeau will likely win re-election”, This is terrible news!
        Wish Canada could elect someone that thinks like our VSGDJT.
        Our Great POTUS must get lonely with no neighboring leaders to enjoy in conversation.

        Liked by 2 people

      • John Bosley says:

        Wes, stranger things have happened.
        Take Ontario for example.
        Before Doug Ford was parachuted in to the Conservative leadership race it looked like Wynne would be Premier again.
        That the Conservatives leaders would pull a double cross and knife their top guy just months before a major election is telling.
        Same could happen to Andrew Scherr.
        I would vote for dog or monkey before Trudolt got my vote.
        He will not win again, take that to the bank.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Sunshine says:

        Unless there is a vote of non-confidence in the Conservative party, Trudope will win the next election. I think it was Justin’s new plan to increase his poll numbers and they all fell into the trap of supporting him.

        I was speaking on the phone with a friend. I asked him what he thought of Trump’s meeting with Kim. He said Trump was bossy. I proceeded to explain Kim’s situation. When I was finished, he saw it differently.

        All in all, Canadian – like U.S.A. media, are our worst enemies. The only difference is Americans are more intelligent. And I’m Canadian.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      The opposition were idiots for not going with Bernier; he seemed to be fairly sensible (probably why they went with Milktoast).
      Justin and Co. (that includes his controlled opposition) are presently wrapping themselves in the flag.
      Ironic for the son of a draft dodger.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sunshine says:

        Yep. Bernier had everything going for him.
        I think Harper is still leading the Conservatives behind the curtain.
        Harper, he was good when needed, but he’s a major globalist.
        I think Harper saw the writing on the wall when Trump announced his candidacy and he knew when to retire.


  13. Linus in W.PA. says:

    That lead picture is quite revealing!!

    Chrystia is quite the fireplug!

    Poor thing needs a wardrobe consultant.

    Liked by 6 people

  14. Jeff P. says:

    Did you notice in that picture of her in the purple dress, her hand holding the papers is actually flipping off the camera man.Guess she didn’t want to be spotted.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jahealy says:

    SD: Thank you for the explainer, especially this:

    “Canada doesn’t make much steel and aluminum for two reasons:

    #1 because the environmentalists in Canada have killed off their heavy manufacturing industrial base. Which is exactly what President Trump is attempting to ensure doesn’t happen in the United States.

    #2 because it’s just easier, and more lucrative, to structure the Canadian economy as a brokerage for the assembly of pre-manufactured Asian products prior to entering the U.S. market via the NAFTA loophole. This economic model was designed by former Canadian and Mexican officials, who were well paid puppets to the plans of multinational corporations and financial interests.

    It was a nice gig while it lasted; and both Canada and Mexico have had over 25 years to enjoy the construct. However, President Trump is now resetting the entire agreement to benefit the interests of U.S. workers and Main Street USA.”

    I love how all these prideful socialist-leaning countries like Canada and the EU have been able to keep their hands clean from an “environmental” and military standpoint and play Santa Claus not only to their own citizens, but also the migrant hordes they’re so fond of. It has been an eye opening experience, to put it mildly, to learn how we’ve been footing the bill so these weak-minded weenies can promote their utopian paradises.

    I swear if I’d had my “awakening” and PDJT wasn’t POTUS, I’d have already lost my mind.

    Liked by 10 people

  16. scott467 says:


    Christya should never, EVER wear an outfit like that again.


    Never ever, ever.



    Liked by 10 people

  17. JamesD says:

    Every time she speaks I waiting for her to say “OMG”. Canada could have a bilateral deal in about a week, however their Globalist masters have instructed them to stymie Trump. Won’t work.

    Liked by 5 people

  18. JamesD says:

    Lighthauser: “Boss, if I have to talk to that goofy b*tch again, I swear, I’m going to slit my wrists.”

    Liked by 8 people

  19. VeritasVincit says:

    Unfortunately for Canada your socialist rulers are destroying their economy and expecting the USA to prop them up, and apparently think it is our responsibility to make it possible for them to continue to make bad decisions without any negative consequences. America first for America and Canada must change it’s destructive policies to ever hope to see the light of day anytime soon.
    Canada, we have a long and good history with your country, but don’t expect to be able to continue making the same mistakes and expect different results. We will not go down the drain you have created for yourself trying to make your failure other than it is.
    I might suggest a new policy similar to DJT’s MAGA for Canada to maybe Make Canada Great Again. You could probably get some great advice about how to turn your mess around. But don’t expect America to keep giving you rope with which you will hang yourself.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dekester says:

      Our country is utterly dependent on Quebec and Ontario as regards political outcomes.

      We are spoiled children. Maybe indulged is a better word.

      We do not need a military, you folks take care of us. We have very little major crime, although we have race issues. They are non- existent as compared to the majority of your major cities.

      However all that is a changing..the middle class is nearly extinct. We are basically a wealth based economy, much of which is based on inflated real estate values and inherited assets.

      We are in for a hard landing..many of us Conservative folks have prepared, and are huge PDJT supporters. I proudly wear my “ if you are offended, I will help you pack” T shirt around town.

      I smile, give a “thumbs up”when the “ granola cruncher” “ Birkenstock “ wearing smug bass turds glare at in horror.

      God bless PDJT

      Liked by 13 people

      • L. Gee says:

        Could you kindly include the following on your t-shirt: “But please don’t go to America. They have enough snowflakes already!!”

        Liked by 4 people

      • Kaco says:

        There is some hope if that new Ontario premier turns out well, then it’s down to just Quebec.

        Liked by 1 person

      • VeritasVincit says:

        God bless you and yours. We love y’all (I live in Georgia) but about the best thing we can do for you is to pray for you good people to find you a PDJT look alike of your own. Look up, God does still perform miracles. Look who He sent us in the USA.

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  20. scott467 says:

    For a nation as small as Japan to have the 3rd highest GDP in the world, and with Japan having practically no military to fund or support, Japan ought to be the most modern and wealthy nations on the PLANET.

    Where is all their money going?

    Liked by 3 people

    • felipe says:

      They are more-or-less a mercantilist nation… maybe similar to The Netherlands or Singapore. The country has very scarce natural resource wealth, but for their disciplined and talented human resources. This is sort of the opposite of Canada with it’s abundant natural resource wealth.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      They are rather socialist (think European style but without the tendency to suicidal thoughts) — and they have a lot of old people.


    • kroesus61 says:

      you are mistaken about Japan’s military….it is currently 6th in the world in size and probably 1 or 2 in technology….their only limitation is the Constitution we imposed on them limits it to the Japanese Defense Force (JDF) but even that is being expanded….hear yesterday a mere 1% GDP increase in defense spending puts their military at #3 behind US and China

      Liked by 4 people

      • scott467 says:

        Thanks for the info.

        According to Wiki Japan is 8th in the world for military expenditure, but that’s Wiki. Even so, that’s a lot higher than I expected.

        Still, military accounts for just 0.9% of Japan GDP though, compared to our 3.1%.

        Looks like Saudi Arabia is bulking up for a fight, they’re at 10% of GDP and 3rd on the list, behind China and ahead of Russia.


    • Robert Smith says:

      Post office.


    • SpanglishKC says:

      Umm… Sake for men… shopping for the ladies… At least that’s been my personal observations in the past

      P.S. I like Sake


  21. Margaret Berger says:

    An example of Canadian arrogance that I like to share. My hairdresser is a lovely, devout, Mormon, mom of three and self employed. She doesn’t curse, isn’t vulgar and dresses very fashionable but not suggestive. The glorious morning after President Trump’s election she was contacted by a Canadian friend. Her friend joked, “Now that Trump has been elected do you want to stay with us a while when you move to Canada?”

    She replied, “Why would I move to Canada when America finally has a president that is going to grab it by it’s pu**y and take it where it needs to go?”

    Liked by 12 people

  22. Fools Gold says:

    I think us Folks in Tn need to recall little Bob and insist he move to Canada!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. kea says:

    She did not wear her purple power suit?!?!?

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Critical Mass says:

    She might be lloking for a job in a rock and roll band.

    Well, I saw the thing comin’ from Canada skies
    It had big wide hips and elephant thighs
    I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”
    It looks like a purple people eater to me

    It was a thunder-thighed, splay-hipped, flyin’ purple people eater
    Thunder-thighed, splay-hipped, flyin’ purple people eater
    A thunder-thighed, splay-hipped, flyin’ purple people eater
    Sure looks strange to me, thunder thighs

    Well she came down to earth and she lit in a tree
    I said Ms Purple People Eater, don’t eat me
    I heard her say in a voice so gruff
    “I wouldn’t eat you ’cause you’re so tough”

    I said Ms. Purple People Eater, what’s your line
    She said it’s eatin’ naughty people and it sure is fine
    But that’s not the reason that I came to land
    I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

    Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
    Pigeon-toed, overgrown, flyin’ purple people eater
    She wears short purple dresses, flyin’ purple people eater
    Sure looks strange to me

    And then she swung from the tree and she lit on the ground
    And she started to rock, really rockin’ around
    It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune
    Sing a boop-boop, a-boopa lopa lum bam boom

    Well, she went on her way, and then what do ya know?
    I saw her last night on a TV show
    She was blowing it out, really knockin’ em dead
    Playin’ rock and roll music on the brass in her head


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  25. alliwantissometruth says:

    Boy oh boy, the rats are running in circles in a highly agitated state. They just can’t believe the lights have been turned on

    Highly stressed from not only the lights, but also massive pressure from their globalist masters, they’re now lashing out which only exposes them more

    This whole cozy little relationship between this international cabal of scumbags is falling apart & imploding thanks to President Trump

    It’ll be a joy to watch

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  26. littleanniesfannie says:

    Corker’s contribution—Canada is putting a tariff on licorice and toilet paper. Now that will put the fear of God into PT. Hey Justin, share a little glue with Christia. She’s lost her mind so help her find it and glue it back on her back side (the appropriate location)!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  27. cdnintx says:

    Perhaps the purple is to stand in solidarity with the clinton soros purple revolution

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Larry says:

    Here is a link to an interesting June 2017 poll on how Canadians felt about Donald’s leadership as compared to tru-dat…

    Make sure you look at the graphic showing areas of strength/weakness.

    Tru-dat rides high in areas of fluff. Donald carries the day in areas that matter.

    Remember, this was last year in Canada.

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  29. simicharmed says:

    Canada and Mexico are literally – Wholesale Product Distributors for China!

    Seems that fact-of-the-matter needs to be brought to the forefront of this entire “Trade Negotiation” fiasco….

    Neither of those two countries are actually “making” much of anything they “trade” with the US. Rather; it’s a NAFTA inspired, legalized-smuggling-ring of Chinese goods into the USA.

    Blatantly identifying the realities of a problem usually helps solve said problem…

    Liked by 9 people

  30. TheLastDemocrat says:

    It would be interesting to know who orchestrated this meeting. CoC? China?

    Liked by 3 people

  31. Davey says:

    Sorry Krystia, play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


  32. Jeff P. says:

    Blame Canada Blame Canada…… lmao all that comes to mind is freaking South Park kids singing that song when I think of Justin or Chyrstia from Canada.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Avi says:

    is that woman Samantha Bees mother?

    Liked by 1 person

  34. NoJuan Importante says:

    So McConnell is blocking the bill. McConnell blocked the Obama Supreme Court nominee. He does a lot of good things, mostly big ticket items. He is the old rat in the millhouse; the one that knows every crevice, every crack, and can smell trouble coming. I never have understood why some people are so against him.


  35. Jenny R. says:

    That’s it: they’re going to start boycotting us. Oh no, whatever will we do without (some) Canadian tourists!
    (read the article, it will give you a better idea of just how much boycotting they are really up for)
    We attacked them! They are literally shaking!


  36. rsmith1776 says:

    Not nice to talk about the appearance of ladies… but then Chrystia is no lady.

    [Her ONLY beautiful feature is her name – a most beautiful combination of names, Chrystia and Freeland. But then, Lucifer is a beautiful name, too.]

    Everything else about this poorly put together person is drab and disgusting.

    SO, dear woman (lady you’re not), remember what Confucius taught us:

    when your legs look like two oversized manure-loading pipes, do not wear Sharon Stone’s Basic Instinct dress pattern.

    Worse than just unbecoming, the wearing of that dress by this, um, woman it is of a nature to irreversibly affect the cosmic balance of the universe.

    Confronted with this sight, cows may never give milk again.

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  37. When I looked at the pic of Chrystia Freeland in the purple potato sack, I suddenly felt sorry for her. I only then realized that these poor Canucks are doing so economically badly that she can’t afford to buy real clothing that might fit better and had to borrow her teenage son’s outfit. I wish she had more money to buy at least a Chinese-made dress.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Brent Hull says:

    Her hips and legs demonstrate the power of Canadian dairy tariffs. Pass the cheese and cream please.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. LibertyONE says:

    That picture tells you ALL you have to know about the Just In Time administration……Freeland surrounded by a group of Canadian Snowflakes. As for Ms. Freland, time for a Jenny Craig diet…too much bacon!


  40. fred5678 says:

    Note to Chrystia — you’re in ‘Merica — speak ENGLISH!! Save your furrin talk for your home crowd!!!

    And if we want your opinion in the future — we’ll call YOU — and don’t hold your breath!

    Note to Sec State Pompeo — revoke her diplomatic visa if she doesn’t have the ballz to speak to our magnificent POTUS to his face, and instead crawls to our homegrown traitors.


  41. jstert says:

    long time lurker here, first time poster. im a veteran and retired fso. i was assigned in toronto 2005-08, my maternal grandparents are canadian scots and im a canadian taxpayer/property owner having inherited some land in the maritimes. so i like and know “true north” canada, which is wonderful, but forgotten by the globalists in vancouver, toronto and ottawa who have more in common with their peers in s.f., n.y.c. and d.c. based on my direct experience, ms. freeland’s type of globalist canadian resents and even dislikes the u.s., except when it comes to whining as “poor little canada,” making money off the big bad yankees and wintering in palm beach. i find it especially galling that trudeau fils plays the “comrades in arms” card but trudeau pere hid out from ww2 service as a harvard student and closed canadian nato bases in germany. trudeau fils now guts veterans benefits because they are “too costly” (justin’s words, not mine: canada is a left-socialist, class-bound, resource-based economy with a reckoning due, not because of trump but he will be blamed nonetheless.

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  42. letty bromenschenkel says:

    chamber of horrors, oppression – slavery -starvation…
    well LOOK at MEXICO :
    MEXICO child sex slave trade is the biggest business in North America.
    Deadly drug trade that is right next door to service HOLLYWOOD

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  43. noswamp says:

    I am so proud of our President. Nothing bad to say. just hope he fires Sessions and Rosenstein.


  44. blondegator says:

    Oh, wow…..Canada’s aiming directly at VSGPDJT and the rest of us Floridians with a tariff on OJ?

    I have a thought. How about we charge every bloody vehicle on the entrance to the north end of the Florida Turnpike (headed south) that has a Quebec license tag….you know, the annoying “Je Me Souviens” peeps…… excise tax of say, oh $500 per vehicle, renewable ever 60 days. Then we set up a fund for the restaurant workers and other service employees who have to wait on these cheapskates, the speakers of Canadian Francais, who tip about $.015 per person. Any time a waiter/waitress, etc. gets stiffed by the French Canadians in Broward, Dade, or Palm Beach County….the employee can submit a copy of the bill and get 20% of that bill as the tip they should have gotten from the cheapskate Quebecois!

    Oh yeah, and let them drink Maple Syrup for breakfast up yonder. We’ll all just have to commit to a half gallon of OJ per household here in Florida, per week. Just like not really going to the beach, most of us Floridians don’t drink a lot of OJ.


  45. hellinahandbasket says:

    Soon . . . soon, soon.
    Soon, the Canadian lemmings will come out of their deep-freeze, and disembowel their host.


    • Robert Smith says:

      I feel sorry for Canada just as I did for the US under Obama. At least you got to feel superior to the US for a while. The pain will bring the urge to cleanse these politicians out.

      Liked by 1 person

  46. Jedi9 says:

    That picture of Freehand walking is pretty hilarious! She sort of looks like a person over bloated on herself and her boy beotches follow in tow!


  47. Canada has 36 million citizens; 1/10 the size of the USA. To put that into perspective, California has 39 million.

    So Canada losing 31,000 jobs is like the US losing 310,000 jobs. That’s the job market cratering; that’s HUGE. Justin should rightly take the blame, and pay the price.

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  48. vēritas quaestio says:

    Behind her “tough” talk, self assured affectations and unctuous moral lectures, Freeland is clearly very worried and desperate, as she should be, given her inept negotiating style.

    The same CBC network that supplied the video, made it appear to their mostly low information or liberal Canadian viewers that she was talking to the most influential and important Senators in the USA instead of long time anti Trump lame ducks. ie. “She was warmly received by a bipartisan Committee including many Republicans that made some of the strongest anti Trump remarks….Sen Flake commended Canada…”

    It’s an act of powerless desperation by an outmatched and out of place Freeland. Canada has had more effective and focused trade negotiators in the past like hot tempered Simon Reisman who stormed out of the original negotiations (as a tactic like somebody else we know) and said NAFTA is dead.

    This is a short archived clip of Reisman and the original 14 month NAFTA process from a Canadian perspective. At the time the 2 largest newspapers the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail were on opposite bitter sides regarding NAFTA.

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      Good backgrt, ty.


    • GenEarly says:

      So True. Canadian ProgreSSive Socialists are as Delusional as those in the USA. ChamberPots like the departing Corker and Flake are not much different than DemocRats like Menendez and Booker on this Swampster Senate committee. At least the Repubs are beginning to Clean House which exposes the DemocRats all the more as the NWO Cabal extremists that they are.

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      • Matt Musson says:

        Right now – Canada has a demographic with a large portion of 55 to 65 year olds. All these people saving for the future means low capital costs – and with prime earning years – high Tax income for the Govt. Low Cost of Capital and High Tax Revenue.

        Demographically, Canada is the Best it will ever be for these two factors.

        Over the next five years Canada will go into free fall because this demographic will retire en mass and cost of capital will skyrocket and tax revenues will drop dramatically.

        The Good Times will NOT last.


      • Critical Mass says:

        Chamber Pots – giggle, giggle.


  49. vēritas quaestio says:

    Chrystia Freeland did not leave Washington empty handed. “Foreign Policy Magazine” awarded her their “Diplomat of the Year” award for “her efforts in dealing with Donald Trump for 18 months.”

    This is an excellent archived clip from the CBC’s The National perspective , called “NAFTA deal reached in 1992.” It shows the main players on all sides and includes several predictions including how Mexico will be the big winner. It’s a 10 minute clip and the last 3 minutes focuses on the USA and Mexico perspectives and their players.

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  50. sDee says:

    Freeland’s desperate collusion with our Congressional turncoats is not in the interest of the Canada’s economy, industries, or workers. If it was, she could have reached a deal with Trump who would have been willing to work out a new balanced trade deal that was mutually beneficially to America and Canada.

    She, like most of our politicians and bureaucrats, acts on behalf of the globalists whose interests lie in the fatal weakening and transfer of America’s wealth, intellectual property, and manufacturing capability.

    Fat ticks, realizing their host is plucking them off.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Esperanza says:

      The proof to me is Canada losing jobs. Before it was the US losing jobs. NAFTA destroys jobs. Just pick your poison as to where. How about a situation where rising prosperity creates more jobs for everyone. A rising tide that floats all ships rather than a lock that dry docks one side or the other.

      This reminds me of q marriage where one side says this isn’t working for me, we need to change something where the other partner says nothing doing. Next stop can only be divorce.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mickturn says:

      It’s more fun to give the ticks head the HOT treatment and watch them let go, then you step on them!


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