Canada Enters Day #2 of “Intense Conversations”….

For Canada it’s all about politics and face-saving. How to tell? Well, after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland went out of her way last night to tell the media she would not conduct negotiations in the press, Freeland runs back to the press to discuss the ongoing negotiations. She is signaling to a domestic audience…. nothing more.

Domestically Justin and Chrystia from Canada have seen complete collapse in support from the Canadian electorate. Canadians have little confidence that Chrystia and Justin are capable of negotiating a deal that will benefit their economy. Trudeau and Freeland rolled the political dice; played political games; and crapped out.

Mexico (Seade) and the U.S. (Lighthizer) have structured a strong trade agreement that benefits both countries and creates an actual manufacturing and commerce bloc. Canada has no option except acquiescence, if they want to avoid Lighthizer sending a 2205 notification to dissolve the Canadians from the U.S-Mexico deal.

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In January 2018, when still attempting the political use of the negotiations, Freeland burned Lighthizer. The U.S. Trade Rep has not forgotten. Canada’s ability to enter the deal is now dependent on Lighthizer allowing them a way to save face.  Robert Lighthizer, like Trump, really doesn’t care…. The U.S. is in an overwhelming winning position either say…. Hence, Freeland’s continual appearances in the media, she’s shook.

I am reminded how badly Chrystia Freeland screwed up the negotiations in January of 2018 when she demanded that Canada be allowed to arbitrarily set their own trade import standards with China… This was right after idiot Justin signed Canada on to the TPP trade agreement.

Any canucklehead could see that signing on to TPP and simultaneously demanding to set your own standards for manufacturing origination was a poison pill. It would make the NAFTA fatal flaw infinitely worse for the U.S….. any idiot could see that problem. That was the moment when Lighthizer gave up on Canada.

In order for Canada to accept or join, via 2202 modification, they would need to agree to the U.S-Mexico modification terms. For Canada they would have to:

  • open their telecommunications and banking sector (eliminate non tariff barriers).
  • eliminate soft-wood (lumber) and aeronautics subsidies.
  • begin a process of lowering their assembly use of Chinese/Asian goods.
  • accept the rules of origin for North American manufacturing.
  • eliminate protectionist tariffs on dairy and farm products.
  • accept the U.S-Mexico terms for arbitration and dispute resolution.

Trump and Lighthizer are holding all the cards.  They don’t care if Canada doesn’t join; they would likely prefer to go into a one-on-one trade construct where the U.S. will apply auto tariffs on Canadian made vehicles.

The financial media are pushing optimism because Wall Street wants to protect prior Canadian investment, and the professionals know how badly Justin/Chrystia have been outmatched.

POTUS Trump is heading to Indiana today for a MAGA rally.  Don’t anticipate any breaking information (of substance) until tomorrow morning when Lighthizer can debrief with President Trump.

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286 Responses to Canada Enters Day #2 of “Intense Conversations”….

  1. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Chrystia Freeland seems as hapless a character as the goofs in “Trailer Park Boys.”

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    • She reminds me of the “Valley Girl” mentality. I really admire Lighthizer for not just walking away. How can you hammer out a treaty with someone who is only interested in virtue signally and rainbow ponies?

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    • Princess Rainbow Sparkles is a little like Ricky, but not nearly as entertaining.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Barnie the Dinosaur 🦕 recognizes that her and Justin as well as their country are facing death come Friday. Ambassador Lighthizer is going to submit the NAFTA section 2202 on Friday. That starts the 90 day process of notifying Congress about the new trade deal between us and Mexico.

      Our President said that he is communicating with his team to determine when they will submit the 2025 officially starting the 6 month wind down on NAFTA. At that same point in time, PDJT will impose a 25% tariff on cars, trucks and parts imported from Canada.

      Manny two nights ago told us that will effect 150,000 Canadians that work in the auto sector in Canada. Today I heard that Canada’s dairy only adds less than 1% to their annual real GDP rate.

      THEY ARE BOTH MORONS!

      There better be a lot of damn cows available for the 150K workers that will be unemployed as soon as the auto sector gets the hell out of Canada 🇨🇦 to milk!

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    • Gary Morton says:

      Justin Trudeau in that pipeline deal looks like a trailer park boy. He spent 4 billion on a damaged pipeline then his own liberal courts blocked him from expanding over the mountains.
      Of course any court can block pipelines or nearly anything just with the regulations Trudeau brought in.
      If him and Freeland sign a deal renewing some form of NAFTA they are sure to get taken somehow.
      Trudeau is a large enemy of development of any kind yet in his speeches claims the opposite regularly.

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    • Juliet says:

      Yes Laura definitely at TPB character!! Maybe Julian’s girlfriend!

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    • Victoria L. Kindler says:

      Agreed. One must ask oneself how this foolish person Chrystia (give me a break) was ever given this position. Oh wait – it is explained by the fool the Canadians have as a prime minister. He is as bad as Soetero.. Canadians – vote these fools out for your own sake. I wonder if Trudeau even won his election honestly……

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  2. CanuckistaniRefugee says:

    It will also include concessions on border security & defense spending. Trudeau bragged that not only would Canada not meet the 2% GDP spending on defense required to meet their NATO commitment, they were deliberately spending significantly LESS this budget as a stick in the eye to Trump. News that Canada’s Defense minister will join the negotiations would support this supposition. Trump in his speaker call with Nieto mentioned how Mexico was going to “help more on the border”

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    • Gary Morton says:

      As well as putting a Stick in Trump’s eye, team Trudeau puts a stick in the eye of Canadian,US and Mexican workers by trying to negotiate more jobs for China via rules of origin.
      I suspect Freeland and Trudeau of being bribed by China. Their actions make no sense.

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      • Jan says:

        Maybe China is promising them military might should Trudeau or Freeland decide they got out-maneuvered by mean-old USA and that’s not fair, gosh darn it!

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  3. Johnny Bravo says:

    In any negotiation you want your opposite number on the back foot, needing you more than you need them.

    Freeloader should have been in the US earlier in the week and not Germany pontificating. She was wasting precious negotiating time.

    If the negs are intense, it is more than likely that you will concede more than you should. Very sad for the Canadian people.

    It’s a salutary lesson that too many elected politicians are amateurs and should never be allowed near the levers of power.

    Whatever DJT has, it needs bottling and spreading around liberally.

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  4. Rose says:

    We Canadians are royally forked, Justine wanted to protect his elite liberal crony club at the expense of the entire’s countries well being. We do not manufacture products anymore, we’re nothing but a clearing house for China and Mexico. How can he agree to Trump’s terms when all we do is allow foreign crap to be placed in a box that says made in Canada and then ship it to the US? Where will we get the investors to return our manufacturing industries to Canada, how can we produce a product at 80 percent Canadian when produce nothing? Liberals destroyed our manufacturing industries and shipped the ability to third world nations, then shipped back the crap under the made in Canada label. Outside of the Quebec Milk cartel we produce little to nothing even our avionics industry is controlled by foreign companies.

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    • sadsack says:

      As a fellow canadian, I completely agree with your post. The only positive I see on the horizion is that Trudeau and his hapless party will be thrown out in the next election. I hope it will not be to late to save our country.
      He has ticked off India, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Yep, having a “leader” who’s bad enough to persuade enough people to move farther Right is a good thing, ultimately.

        Obama definitely did that for the U.S.

        Now just pray you guys can get a strong leader who can stand up to the Lefty BS up there- proudly.

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      • piper567 says:

        sadsack, we’re rooting for you.
        Step 1 is most definitely giving Trudeau the boot…
        Rumor here is that Canada is becoming fed-up with Trudeau…
        Is this true?
        How do things look, really, for this next election?

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        • sadsack says:

          The election will depend on Ontario and Quebec. Without the electoral college that you have , we are in a bit of a bind. Ontario and Quebec together have more ‘seats’ than all of the other provinces and territories combined so we have to get more ‘seats’ in Ontario and Quebec.

          Trudeau has angered the religious community.
          Trudeau has ticked off many christians due to his policy of not granting any summer job grants to organizations that do not support same sex marriage, trans rights, abortions rights etc. The catholic church is very strong on the east coast . They view marriage as a sacrament between a man and a woman. So, no funding for student summer programs.

          Many pastors of various religions are protesting the government mandate – believe this or you will be shut out of funding and jobs. The government policy is viewed as a ‘religious test’ and if you fail their test, you are shut out. Religious leaders are taking the government to court.

          Trudeau has angered a lot of canadians. However, our news coverage of the government makes CNN look like pro-Trump. Yes, it is that bad!

          I believe we can get him out next term if we can get Ontario and Quebec on board. They are already upset due to the illegal immigration and refugee costs.

          We are going to need all the prayers we can get!

          God bless the USA

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          • Turranos says:

            To all of you. You have been and continue to be in my prayers. I want you to be blessed like we have been blessed with Pres. Trump. We barely survived the Obola years.

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            • Jan says:

              And we’re not out of the woods ourselves. But hang in there Canadians, we conservatives and Trump supporters are rooting for you, as is President Trump. Unlike the liberals/socialists/marxists in our countries Pres. Trump wants every country to be self-sufficient, supporting its people and making their lives better. Trudeau misreads Pres. Trump as do most. It’s win-win, not win-you lose USA. You have the chance to change the results of your election next year–it’s not too late to start. Don’t waste the opportunity!! You might fail, but you just might win.

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        • Paul from Canuckistan says:

          Personally I can’t believe we elected another socialist Trudeau knothead…

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      • Gary Morton says:

        “He has ticked off India, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.”
        You forgot Russia. Freeland is banned from there.
        Trudeau puts a person who is an expert at ticking people off as his chief negotiator.

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      • seway77 says:

        This American is very sorry for the position Canadians find themselves in. I’ve been watching the currency spread between our two nations grow over the last year.
        Unfortunately, I don’t see how Canada comes out of this on a good footing either economically or politically.
        Your people are about to pay for the decades of liberalism and social programs they’ve voted for, but ripping off the bandaid from the festering wound is the only way to expose the underlying problem.

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      • Farmkid says:

        N. Zealander, Trevor Loudin who wrote/produced the film ‘The enemy within’ considers China the USA’s greatest threat. He says they have infiltrated the highest levels of US Industry and Govt.
        He mentioned that Canada is worse: China controlling economic powerhouse cites; BC and and another West Coast city(?) in the States he said they are very influential in Seattle, Portland & San Fran.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Gee, Justin and cankles young, I can SEE how your in a spot, and TRYING to ‘save face’. If you hadn’t stuff armed my negotiators so publically, and tried to undermine me with backstabbing on my way to meet with kim, I MIGHT be inclined to try to help you out of this news YOU GOT YOURSELF IN.

      However, given the background, I don’t give a sh*t about your “face”, suffer sleeping in the bed you made for yoursel.!

      As for Canadians, and other citizens around the world, the biggest lesson of DJT’s political career is;
      You don’t have to SETTLE!

      As Mexico, Italy and others have shown, if you have globalist corrupt leaders, you CAN throw the bums out!

      And, as DJT has also shown, with astute leadership, turn around is POSSIBLE.

      So, Make Canada Great Again, by voting out your idiots, and puttin adults back in charge.

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    • The thing to realize is that every nation — including the US — is going to experience ‘economic turbulence’ as China is shut out of the US market.

      POTUS DJT has primed the US economy to endure the problems by lowering taxes and regulations, making it easier and safer for businesses to be created or expand.

      Every nation that has been exposed to the ‘China trade’ exhibits the same lack of productive capital investment.

      There is going to be a period of time where the China vs US (and hopefully most of the rest of the world) is going to increase the price of everything made in China or made with Chinese parts before national manufacturing output volume comes online.

      It’s possible Princess Rainbow Sparkles and Socks will not make a deal in time but, as long as POTUS DJT is the sheriff in town, a new Canadian government will have a shot as long as it doesn’t include Socks and Sparkles or anyone like them.

      At some point there will a US/Canada/Mexico trade bloc that will, I hope, rock the world.

      Keep calm…and Vote Them Out.

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    • Kenji says:

      How it’s Made … appears to be moving from Canada to the USA

      https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCsTzX8hVekDwqYYqU0vLv7g

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    • nimrodman says:

      Rose said ” Outside of the Quebec Milk cartel we produce little to nothing”

      Although things thankfully are now changing in the US with our talented President Trump, I’d heard the same thing said about the US the past fifteen years or so, in this phrase:

      “America doesn’t MAKE anything anymore. America makes pizzas and pole dancers.”

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      • cdquarles says:

        Which is as false now as it was then. Too many factories around me and lots of American made goods in the stores for that to have been fully true.

        That said, a lot of our troubles were home-made, so to speak. Stupid taxes and regulations (redundant) spiced with poor management and awful negotiators. The last decent one (as president) that we had was Reagan. President Trump has made this old man very happy.

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  5. Paul B. says:

    I feel bad for the Canadians, but the fact remains that they have played around with liberalism for far too long, and now it is biting them. Trudeau had star power, and the electorate fell for it. This is a wake-up call for our friends to the North to take a long, hard critical look at where they’ve been headed for several decades, and to reject that direction. There has to be some qualified conservative up there who has a grip on what’s important and how to protect the nation – not only economically, but from migration abuse and other forms of political correctness. If that comes from this it will have been worth it, albeit a very expensive lesson. And we will also be able to say that Trump was a major factor in making Canada, as well, great again. He’s making sound economic and social policy contagious!

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    • You are exactly right about “playing with Liberalism”.

      Canada was a very solid country, then it decided to become “cool”. Socialized medicine that, as usually, was vastly more expensive than expected, rationed care and lead to Canadians seeking medical care in the USA was the first big step. Canada bought into Global Warming and Globalism and hollowed out their industries.

      I hope they will have the good sense & fortitude to turn aside from the European lemming rush and Make Canada Great Again.

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      • iwasthere says:

        Global warming. The biggest con-job in the history of civilization. Just about ready to cancel my New Science subscription, Global warming infects all the sciences now. Maybe that will slowly died down, now that all research grant money doesn’t need some stupid global warming angle to get a grant.

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      • Madhatton says:

        England light doesn’t even function in merrie ole england anymore. The treadwater kid thinks he is a princeling .. can travel on taxpayer’s dime ( or looney ) , play dress up / dance with the natives and that would be governing. Well , wakey , wakey beau jangles . And mayhaps “the men of the North country ?”

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    • Glen2 says:

      I’m Australian and have no idea what Canada’s electoral system is like but if it is anything like ours, then what choices have they been given. Our Liberal/National coalition (politics allegedly of the right) have swung so far left they will be hammered at our next election. We did have a conservative prime minister but he was toppled in 2015 – by his own party!! 54 turncoats was all it took.
      Easy for you to say that Canadians have played around with liberalism for too long but it was only a few short years ago that the same could have been said for the US and you still have a fight on your hands. Be thankful Donald J. Trump stood up when he did and be grateful that your system does not allow him to be removed by a simple party vote if he does not toe the party line – with a lefty lapdog media who spreads their bias like it is the truth to help it along. I feel for Canadians just as I do for my own country, and I hope Pres Trump can not only make America great again but the rest of the world with it.

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        Glen2, Yes we were blessed to have VSGPDJT step up to the plate. The most important point is that we are still an armed citizenry and the leftists and their global backers know that fact. They actually want a civil war to create havoc and take over but WE THE PEOPLE are just sitting tight, trusting that our republic and the system we have in place will prevail with President Trump doing his thing. We already know how they tried and are still trying to push a soft coup. If they try anything worse than what they have already tried, we will rise up….and we will prevail. In God We Trust but sometimes even us lowly humans have to step up and defend ourselves. We did it quietly in November 2016. If necessary we will do it with much more bravado come the time.

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      • Firefly says:

        PTrump and Lighthizer worked a fair win – win deal. Ultimately this will result in a more stable situation for all. Canada leadership had an attitude that they were entitled to a better deal. Obama made a huge mistake expecting America apologize or be inferior for everything. It’s better to help our partners be more successful and encourage mutual respect. The trade deal will cause a healthy trade/business relationship. Watch new markets for Canada open up too due to healthy mutual respect.

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      • yucki says:

        Bless our Founding Fathers for our Constitutional Republic!
        Never take that for granted.
        We inherited a unique gift, others were less fortunate.

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    • Johnny Bravo says:

      The western world was rotting from the inside until PRes Trump came along.

      Gutless politician, without moral standing or authority have agreed to be bribed by their puppet masters to do their masters bidding. What other explanation could there be for a grown man or woman to promise their electorate one thing pre-election and turn around post-election and act as though they never made such promise. To add insult to injury, they make a career of being two-faced. And because it’s so rife it became the norm.

      It’s not just fake news, it’s fake people and there are hundreds of thousands scattered all over the place. The lunatics were taking over the asylum, but the sane are waking up and taking back control, thank you PJT – your the antidote to this poison.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Paul B, I think WE ALL ‘played around with liberalism, for far too long’!

      WE ALL for snookered, by ‘liberalism lite’, believing it was another political view, and that it WOULD ‘play nice’,
      compete in a level playing field, in the ‘marketplace of ideas’.
      Many who voted liberal, were taken in, as well.
      It’s like those who are filled into believing Islamism is a religion, instead of understanding it is an ideology that like liberalism/socialism /communism isn’t a political view, it is a con, whose goal is power over the many, excercised by the few.

      We all are somewhat guilty of this myopia, and now that our eyes are opened, we need to show solidarity with anyone, anywhere who has red-pilled, rather than saying ‘ you fault, too bad for you!’

      I still hold out hope for Western Europe, let alone Canada. I’m fact I am encouraged by seeing Australia just threw off the shackles, Eastern Europe, having lived under Conmunism is under no illusions, thank God.

      So, let’s feel sympathy for those still shackled, and sing housanahs every time a people break their shackles, and reach for liberty!

      Ain’t heard no car lady’s singing, yet!

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    • CanuckistaniRefugee says:

      I don’t feel bad for them. I am an ex-pat Canadian, descended from Loyalists, whose ancestors built the country and watched as it was bargained away before I even had a chance to vote. Let them reap what they have sowed. I have lived in the USA for 23 years and I thank God in heaven every day for sending my husband my way and giving me a new chance at a new life in this country of blessings. I am tired of virtue signaling and preening from relatives who love to lecture from what they perceive as the “moral high ground”. To be blunt, they are deadbeats just like their European besties, who have built a cradle-to-grave welfare state by riding on other’s coattails and US largesse.

      Quite frankly, I would be VERY happy to see Justine et al blow this and allow VSGPDJT the window to bring back the auto sector from Ontario back to OH and MI. That would be a sweet cherry on top of this new trade deal sundae.

      V/R, CR

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      • GB Bari says:

        Take no prisoners, eh?

        Understand your feelings. Hopefully rational intelligence will prevail in Ottawa and your former homeland will regain its footing with a wiser government.

        A weak Canada is not good for the U.S. President Trump obviously knows the importance and the benefits of having strong, well-allied neighbors.

        I’m betting he’ll guide Justin and Chrystia into making a mutually beneficial deal.

        One way or the other.

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      • Firefly says:

        Like American people, the Canadians are going to realize how their leaders screwed them over. In the long run this is great for Both Canada and America. It will foster a stronger healthier relationship between trade partners.

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      • Rex70 says:

        Love your post, couldn’t agree with it more. I am a third generation American descended from Italian immigrants who literally kissed the ground every New Year’s Day in gratitude for following the rules to get here and the laws to stay here in America. I grew up in Detroit at a time when Detroit was on its knees (post-1967 riots) and was felled with the 1996 signing of NAFTA and now, literally, pray for events with the current Canadian leadership to happen just as you have said after what has been chosen and allowed to happen to MI and OH through the exploitation of NAFTA’s Fatal Flaw at the hands of our virtuous American leaders and virtuous Canadian counterparts over these couple of decade. Let the bodies drop now where they may as a result of this foolishness…and let the strong survive.

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        • CanaCon says:

          Rex, there’s no need to be vindictive about it. As much as I detest Trudeau and most of his adolescent acolytes, they aren’t the only people in Canada. Americans had all my sympathy and support when we had Harper and you were stuck with Obama, and you still do.

          You’re mistake is blaming NAFTA for the demise of Detroit. WRONG. Have you forgotten about the unions and their Democratic enablers?

          MAGA, and hopefully, next year, Canadians will elect someone who will allow us to participate.

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    • Paul from Canuckistan says:

      Stephen Harper…media took him out…
      With a little help from some Democratic operatives
      Just saying…

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    • Kenji says:

      The Canadian libs are digging in and doubling down on their Euro-styled Marxism. Sad. Canada used to be a really nice country … nice people … Good neighbors.

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  6. lurker99 says:

    Lighthizer is a professional negotiator……
    Chrystia – what has she accomplished……….
    I understand the Mexican team had 55 meetings to get their deal together…..
    And today Chrystia came out several times for the “press” to brief them…..
    After being late for the meeting in the first place…….
    I do feel bad for the general population of Canada…….

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    • CanuckistaniRefugee says:

      They are about to get a very painful lesson. You can’t have “gender equity” and all the other virtue signaling goodies that are typical of a fat, indulged populace if you are now worried about how to pay your basic bills and keep the electric from being shut off.

      It is about time they lived in the real world and moved out of Uncle Sam’s basement. Canada is a large country with a small, dispersed population with no economies of scale to fall back on. They had a good deal and they got arrogant and sharpened their sense of entitlement.

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  7. alliwantissometruth says:

    You simply can’t beat the player who holds all the Aces

    The globalist cabal runs this international card game, & they control their leftist ideologue players worldwide

    These players, educated in Marxist indoctrination “school” camps, have no expertise in anything except utopian dreams. If they ran a lemonade stand it would be bankrupt within two weeks

    They get their marching orders from their global masters, who move each countries small assets around the table to suit their desires

    America is and always has been the big boy player, the one that produces all the Aces, Kings and Queens, yet the global cabal controlled the big boy too, by installing a globalist wanna be player or our own brand of leftist doofus

    Enter Trump, the only player not owned or influenced by the cabal, and with a pair of balls bigger than them all

    Now President Trump holds all the Aces, Kings and Queens. No one else can win it all. You simply can’t beat Trump

    You either fold or you play your hand, trying for the best possible outcome

    America has always held the good cards. It just depends on who’s doing the playing

    A new player is at the table. America smiles. The global cabal cries

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      I agree. Trudeau and colleagues are spokesmodels for China. If they sustain this China pass-through, they have funding for quite a while.

      All they have to do is remain in power. By appeasing the electorate…..

      This is what Freeland is there for: to say all of the PC stuff with a straight face, and con Canadian voters that their leaders are actually leaders, pursuing a noble agenda, versus being front men for Chinese interests.

      Like I have said: I would love to be able to follow the money and see who has paid for Trudeau or Freeland et al to go to the U.S. and do the tour of speaking to our elected officials, trip to Germany, and these other twisting-in-the-wind motions they have pulled lately. Paid for in Yuan.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        only 17% of the Canadian electorate support these inept wannabes…

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      • Jayne gilmore says:

        Plus obama followed PDJT all over the world to interfere with MAGA agenda promising that PDJT wouldn’t be in office very long due to the global coup against him. I’m way beyond cold anger about their sedition.

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  8. Per Joe diGenova just now:

    -Sessions hiding from doing an ugly job. Just feckless and incompetent, not “complicit”. Didn’t even have a list of staff he wanted to bring with him into the DOJ when he got the job. Woefully unprepared for the job.

    -Huber appointment by Sessions was a head fake due to all of the pressure to appoint a special counsel. Huber not actually investigating anything at all.

    -If offered AG position after election, he would accept and relieve Rod Rosenstein of his duties.

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  9. rioosodog says:

    You got to laugh… when asked what our Trade, Foreign Policy, and our Monotary Policy is there is only one thing to say…. We are America B….ch! And I use that with no gender in mind!

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  10. It’s simple, really. As our noted correspondents here have noted in the past:

    Hey, Justin-o! We Win … You lose.

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  11. Chickficshun says:

    Canucklehead. Lololololo.

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  12. MaineCoon says:

    Best to put the two out of their misery tomorrow. No saving Canada from them. Beyond saving as they have now shot themselves in their last footsies.

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  13. railer says:

    This deal will be good for Canada. It’ll lower their cost of living yuge, I suspect. Citizens will like that. There will be some disruptions, but capital investment is going to be flowing back to North America, much of it to the US, but some to both Mexico and Canada. Blast furnaces and steel mills can be rehabilitated and lit, and auto components manufacturing can expand. There’s fresh opportunity buried in this for Canada, but the political credit won’t redound to Justin from Canada, and he’s history, I suspect.

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    • dd_sc says:

      Blast furnaces and steel mills can be rehabilitated and lit

      Canada is pretty much all in on the man-made global warming; it won’t be easy for them to fire up industrial manufacturing.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Someone is going to have to remove the blinders from their eyes. Too much has been revealed about the faked “science” behind the numbers. The sun’s varying output controls our weather and climate changes, not steel mills.

        Canadians need to get off the tv news and get on the internet.

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    • Doug Amos says:

      How is Trudeau going to be history when the opposition conservatives cannot even manage a website; when their leader spends all day promising that he is not Trump? On that, he is correct. His political scientists hung Harper on the campaign trail for 10 solid weeks, all by himself in the last election and the poisonous media took full advantage. They have proven their worthlessness. As usual, Quebec is the wild card and almost impossible for conservatives to win while the New Democrats are not going to get enough votes to fracture the liberal bloc. Sorry but you are 5 years away, at least; probably more.

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  15. Christina says:

    After 9/11, I was shocked at the nastiness and smugness of supposedly-Christian Canadians in a C.S.Lewis fan forum. My husband was in the military at the time so I had skin in the game. I came to loathe Canadians, most Europeans, and Lefty so-called Christians during those exchanges in that forum, and I began to wonder why C.S. Lewis attracted so many of them. Let me tell you just how delicious the Schadenfreude tastes right now.

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    • CanuckistaniRefugee says:

      Yes. My husband is a military veteran, 30 years of honorable service and combat disabled. My Canadian relatives loved to “joke” how I was “sleeping with the enemy” and continually maligned the US military while enjoying the freedoms it provided, including safe transit of goods and services through difficult shipping channels worldwide to their doorsteps.

      Let them eat their cake.

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    • piper567 says:

      Christina…is that sweet doggy yours?
      What a beautiful face, so gentle.

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  16. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    I can just imagine how stern Lightheizer and his team have been with miss princes lady. She looks visibly shaken in the videos. Why does she go before the cameras? She is just embarrassing herself and her country all the more. It shows her egotism.

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  17. Ziiggii says:

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    • Dutchman says:

      How ironic. Even if dismissed as ‘conspiracy theory’, there has long been talk about arkanicide.
      As deranged as the left is, haven’t heard ant talk about a trail of bodies in DJT’s wake.
      Fact is it seems any bookers associated with DJT, received $, not a car trunk.

      Stupid me, trying to analyse libertard behavior, LOGICALLY.
      When will I learn?

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    • rbrtsmth says:

      She never even moved into the official residence. That one?

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    • yucki says:

      Let ’em eat dirt, [Prince] MbS!

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  18. ogoggilby says:

    Conversations so intense they make a Canadian leader’s eyebrows want to droop, in humble deference. Recall that the Edmund Fitzgerald went down in Canadian waters….

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    • Billy Jack Gramm says:

      ahhhhhhh NOOOOOO!! off the coast of Upper Michigan.

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      • ogoggilby says:

        From Wikipedia:

        “For 17 years, Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works in Detroit, Toledo, and other Great Lakes ports….

        Carrying a full cargo of ore pellets with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command, she embarked on her ill-fated voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, near Duluth, on the afternoon of November 9, 1975. En route to a steel mill near Detroit, Fitzgerald joined a second freighter, SS Arthur M. Anderson. By the next day, the two ships were caught in a severe storm on Lake Superior, with near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet (11 m) high. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., Fitzgerald suddenly sank in Canadian (Ontario) waters 530 feet (160 m) deep, about 17 miles (15 nautical miles; 27 kilometers) from Whitefish Bay near the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario….

        Her crew of 29 perished, and no bodies were recovered. The exact cause of the sinking remains unknown, though many books, studies, and expeditions have examined it. Fitzgerald may have been swamped, suffered structural failure or topside damage, been shoaled, or suffered from a combination of these….”

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        • Kenji says:

          Why doesn’t James Cameron make a film about the sinking? It could feature two Canadian men, er … persons who fall in love when one begins “transitioning” into a woman (don’t use male pronouns). They begin making out on the bow of the ship, when a massive rogue wave sweeps them overboard and into the frigid waters where they are forever locked in an embrace as they settle to the bottom of the frigid waters. A real Canadian Love Story.

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    • Relieved Deplorable says:

      Ahh “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”… I can’t recall where I heard it, but an accurate statement nonetheless. “A song that is impossible for a stripper to strip to”

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  19. rbrtsmth says:

    Can someone lay out the specific roles of each of the wolverines and the koala?

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    • Stillwater says:

      As far as I know:

      Wilbur Ross – EU
      Lighthizer – NAFTA
      Navarro & Kudlow – China
      Mnuchin – involved in all

      Though there is a lot of overlap and Kudlow is sort of the PR/cheerleader (in the positive sense of the word) for everything that is going on (accomplishments in the economy, etc..
      Also, Wilbur Ross had gone to China a few times in the past.

      Maybe others can give a better breakdown of the roles.

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      • Kenji says:

        Kudlow gets me out of my seat … cheering for OUR Team!

        As the Berkeley HS cheerleaders used to chant when their team got into the RED Zone … “slip it in”, “slip it in”, “slip it in” … ahhh ha ha ha ha our team has been fkcuing-up the opposition. Unnnghh!

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  20. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    What about the Keystone Pipeline? In theory the Canadian government could shut down the entire pipeline system if they wanted to since TransCanada is the sole owner. But even if they couldn’t, they could surely stop the flow from Alberta (which would cause severe gasoline shortages in the United States).

    The Canadian government is currently trying to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which transports oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, so that they can ship more oil to Asia.

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  21. qzy says:

    If anyone likes to “troll”, I recommend going on Canadian Yahoo. They are in denial to what’s about to happen.

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  22. Old School says:

    Why did Bambi even show-up?

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  23. Budman says:

    Chrystia Freelands initials are CF. Canadas Fool

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  24. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    But, but, where is the purple dress? I can’t think of I don’t see those thunder thighs covered in purple and that power strut……

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  25. HHC - 2nd 16th says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to individually ask Dems and Rinos their opinion of the trade negotiations between the US, Canada and Mexico? Then ask each one three or four good specific questions about the state of our economy and how they rate PDJT’s performance in handling it.

    Ha – watch the bastards squirm….”but, but, but Russia, Muh Russia, Obstruction, Collusion, but, but, but………..” They don’t even know which orifice to use as a sphincter.

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  26. A quote from an article on CBC news early this morning on the Sec. 19 dispute resolution that Canada insisted on in order to agree to NAFTA in the first place and is that the hill Canada wants to die on now in this week’s take it or leave it negotiations in order to stay in new NAFTA….

    ‘When it comes to negotiating, “Robert Lighthizer is a vicious son of a bitch,” said Gordon Ritchie, one of the chief Canadian negotiators on original NAFTA who held out on NAFTA because the U.S. refused to agree to Sec. 19 until James Baker called and said, “OK, you can have your damn dispute settlement proposal.”

    I can’t express the beam of pride I felt reading this quote….’When it comes to negotiating, “Robert Lighthizer is a vicious son of a bitch.” I feel safe. Thank you PDJT for Lighthizer, Ross, Mnuchin and Kudlow.

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  27. Ross says:

    What cards do Canada really have to play ??

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  28. dbdb says:

    I also feel bad for Canadian workers, but….

    Their problems did NOT begin with POTUS Trump, they began long before. Maybe similar to USA battles with the UAW pre & post NAFTA! For many years in the US, we looked to offshore to cheaper labor at the expense of jobs and that is being rectified now by Trump.

    Canada is also competing with Mexico and has been losing that battle for years. Mexico WAS cheap labor and poor quality, but that is no more! Today, Mexico has become lower labor cost, but competitive quality. Sharp increases in productivity while paying a bit more in wages, still leads to a lower labor cost per unit manufactured. Canadian jobs have not been moving back to the US, they are now in Mexico!

    To attempt to use the Trudeau /Obama political force negotiation approach was a disaster! As late as two days ago, Freeland was in Germany blasting Trump, instead of doing her homework on an agreement that she would face on Tuesday! Canada lost on the politics and on the substance.

    CBC: How Mexico is winning… June 2015!!!
    http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2669509142
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/how-mexico-is-winning-the-car-manufacturing-war-amanda-lang-1.3109907

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  29. MVW says:

    Is there nothing that Libtard Socialists can’t trash to the point of complete destruction? Venezuela, then now Canada.

    After Trudolt is kicked out, Canada can try to win back Trump….Trump is for America first, so I wonder? Only with serious concessions.

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  30. kea says:

    white flag ummm I mean white dress of surrender?!?!?!

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  31. Texian says:

    Enough,,

    Agree to the U.S-Mexico modification terms or don’t.. you are wasting our time.. Here’s the pen.. yes or no.. thank you.. Your plane is warmed up and waiting on the tarmac..

    Simple..

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    • Kenji says:

      This looks like my old (killer) cat who spent HOURS playing with the maimed, yet not quite dead carcass of its mouse capture. Literally picking it up by its tail and flinging it against my French Doors to get my attention … “whump”, “whump”, “whump” … went that half-dead mouse against my Doors. It would go on for an hour if I didn’t go outside and praise ‘Mocha’ for his rodent cleansing success.

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  32. Gary Morton says:

    Here is a question few ask. Should Canada’s role really be as an industrial power. It already has a GDP that is big for its population. Is it really better to have corporations around the world investing to grow its population. Why not a small population in a Green Nation where the people all have their own land?

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  33. Relieved Deplorable says:

    I feel guilty in that I scroll down to the blogs about the ineptitude of the Canadian “negotiators” while passing over the latest JusticeDept updates and MAGA rally tidbits. I am just enjoying immensely the sputtering Canadian team against Team Wolverine. I honestly believe I am in the front row of a wave of change globally where Nationalism (and why does this word have negative connotations) will be the primary economic basis for EVERY country on earth at least for the rest of my lifetime. Can someone explain to me why Nationalism (as with everything..in moderation) is a bad thing?

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    • cdquarles says:

      It’s not a bad thing, in itself. Misused, though, it can be. Spice that with “progressive” Marxism, whether political or cultural. Make no mistake, though. Marxism, whether international or national, is evil.

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  34. czarowniczy says:

    As I said yesterday, the news was looking at leaks and saying a deal with Canada may well come in by COB on Friday. Still wondering if the frenzied negotiations going on aren’t more about fixing the press release to make it look like Trudeau won something and he doesn’t look like a punk when the deal’s announced.

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  35. Because Chrystia and Co. just can’t help themselves…….

    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) article at the conclusion of talks on Thursday:

    “We are at a very delicate moment, obviously, at the negotiations, and the first thing we agreed upon is that we would not comment on, we would not issue any comment on what we discussed and what we heard,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters.
    But the premier, who is up for re-election in October, said he “forcefully” made Quebec’s position known on supply management, cultural exceptions and dispute resolution mechanisms.”

    So right after the Premier of Quebec tells CBC that they agreed (i.e. Lighthizer told them) that there will be no comments issued about the negotiations on what is discussed and heard, he goes right into telling the press that he forcefully made Quebec’s position known in three different areas: supply management, cultural exceptions and Sec. 19 dispute resolution mechanisms.

    I hope to God someone shows Lighthizer this article. No one can keep their mouth shut on Canada’s side.

    Article mentions also at the conclusion of Thursdays talks:
    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer a total of four times Thursday, including a meeting late in the evening that lasted less than five minutes. She told reporters she “had a couple of things to say.”

    Why are they speaking at all. Not one person from USTR’s team has

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nafta-rolling-thursday-1.4804471

    Please don’t offer any compromise at all for Canada to stay in it.

    From Reuters 2 hrs. ago:

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Canada’s foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday that talks between Canadian and U.S. officials over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would resume on Friday.

    “No, we don’t have an agreement,” she said, adding that talks would “reconvene in the morning.”

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  36. NM says:

    They are still playing politics, they are beyond stupid now…they take the deal we give them or US walks away now and puts tariffs on autos and parts…feel sorry for Canadians, they have idiots running that country now….

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  37. Plutonian says:

    Perfidy from Bloomberg with a constructive breaking of an off-the-record agreeing:

    Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret ‘so insulting’ remarks, Trump says he isn’t compromising at all with Canada

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/08/31/bombshell-leak-to-toronto-star-upends-nafta-talks-in-secret-so-insulting-remarks-trump-says-he-isnt-compromising-at-all-with-canada.html

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  38. Sunshine says:

    The Toronto Star is a mouthpiece for the Justin government. Is the story true or not?

    ”“Off the record, Canada’s working their ass off. And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala,” Trump said, according to the source. The Impala is produced at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario.”

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/08/31/bombshell-leak-to-toronto-star-upends-nafta-talks-in-secret-so-insulting-remarks-trump-says-he-isnt-compromising-at-all-with-canada.html

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