Chrystia Freeland Discusses Trade Negotiations – Deal Unlikely, Will Revisit Next Wednesday After Poll-testing Canadian Sentiment…

Deploying her best cutesy high school routine at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland gives an update on the state of trade negotiations between Canada and the United States.

The presentation is fraught with *tells* highlighting how every word is carefully selected through the prism of domestic politics. Chrystia now heads back to Canada for debriefing, discussion and poll-testing of Canadian sentiment. She will meet again with USTR Lighthizer next Wednesday with an answer as to whether or not to include Canada in the 2202 notification.

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147 Responses to Chrystia Freeland Discusses Trade Negotiations – Deal Unlikely, Will Revisit Next Wednesday After Poll-testing Canadian Sentiment…

  1. 17CatsInTN says:

    Wouldn’t you love to be a bug on the wall when she faces an implacable wolverine in Lighthizer? I bet she has NEVER before faced a real political foe who will not stand to her nonsense.

    Liked by 14 people

  2. roger duroid says:

    so they have to defend the canadian values – bless their hearts, then.

    Liked by 10 people

  3. Who do you mean ‘we’ Kemo Swampy?

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Deploying her best cutesy high school routine”

    That just does not cut it when you are on the World Stage with POTUS DJT and his wolverines.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Rex70 says:

      Describing her as cutesy is being much too generous…that routine about international trade by the Canadian twit was insufferable in the same way that any routine by 0 about national defense was insufferable. In completely over her head with the subject entrusted to her and completely out-classed by those with whom she must negotiate. Nauseating.

      Liked by 8 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      IKR? I mean, what is with her little messy, “I am too cool to brush my hair” look? She must think she is a model with a fan blowing in her direction to fluff her hair up just right or something. This woman is annoys the hell out of me – each and every time I see a picture of her. How did she ever get this position within the Canadian government???

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    • dallasdan says:

      A agree, and it’s all she has to work with. She and Trudeau have been worked like rented mules by the President and the trade negotiators. In spite of she and Justin going home to be wrecked by the Canadian press, I’m betting she is happy to go to get away from the beating she is taking on American soil.

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    • She’s holding a weak hand. Get ready for more auto production in the USA.

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  5. sunnydaze says:

    Just a few min. into this vid. but, whoo boy, she definitely seems like a PR person (and not even a very good one at that) , and not at all well-suited to her job.

    It’s gotta be a little concerning for sane Canadians to see who’s representing them.

    They are very lucky that Team Trump wants the best for EVERYONE, not just the U.S.

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  6. wendy forward says:

    Boy, is she obnoxious or what. I don’t know how one should dress to flatter that figure…and neither does she.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      It’s for wymyn like her that the full-body Burka was invented…

      Liked by 1 person

    • redtreesquirrel says:

      I was watching in wonderment trying to decide whether or not she had her breasts cut off.

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      • Red says:

        I can’t get past the obvious fact that she needs a larger sized dress and a much better bra! Call me a prude, or whatever, but I would be mortified if I was anywhere dressed like that!

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    • MB224 says:

      If she tightened up a little bit the skin tight dresses wouldn’t look so crazy.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Its not so much her physical appearance that bothers me as mush as her constant virtue signaling BS! Her coddling the media is unbearable to watch! She is in way over her head treading water in a sea where she is surrounded by sharks, and she is living under the illusion that her empty title (no experience in business negotiations) is going to save her! She has romanticized her position and wasn’t chosen because she is some master negotiator, but was chosen because her self avowed Feminist PM wanted to fulfill a gender quota! This is where ideology rather than pragmatism loses every time and we are witnessing it in real time! Canadians better start waking up and start getting involved in their election process so that these types of people (unqualified) don’t ever get elected again! Their lives depend on it!

      I don’t think the US has to acquiesce to any Canadian demands, in fact I am fine in letting this go all the way to 25% tariffs on autos and so forth! If it means getting rid of Trudeau then this entire process serves a purpose in helping Canadians in getting a populist candidate that will help rid of the Chines threat at our border and removing their unholy alliance with China. Make no mistake, just as much as we are at war with China in trade, is the same with Canada and the two work in tandem, as Canada’s decision is about answering to the CHICOMS! Its a no win situation for Canada until they get a candidate that understands this problem much what like Trump did 30 years ago and understands this by addressing this issue, which is why we are at this cross roads with Canada at this time!

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  7. Johnny Bravo says:

    If she was a man, I’d say, he’s a dead man walking!

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  8. oldschool64 says:

    She’s like the ditzy high school girl who runs around hugging everyone she knows. Even if it’s only been 15 minutes since their last encounter.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Breaking:

    Purple Chrysler calls another PR ……er…….press conference.

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  10. mireilleg says:

    Can’t stand listening to that woman. As grating as Hillary. But I forced myself and here in a nutshell for those who don’t want to suffer. Good for Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans or no deal. Rules of origins good for China, I mean middle class so no deal. Blah blag blah… good deal or no deal. At no point did she mention that there is a deal between Mexico and US that’s completed. She talks like she is negociating a trilateral agreement. What a flake, I mean fake (choose the one you like).

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  11. Rose says:

    At her pay grade she can afford to pay someone to cut that greasy hair of hers. Hay honey I pay 8 dollars for a liter of milk, open up the milk cartel and set us free.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bullseye says:

      $3 for a gallon here *__*

      Liked by 1 person

      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Just paid a dollar sixty something at Walmart for a gallon…
        Holy Moly, Rose!

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        • Michael says:

          But not from contented Canadian cows.
          I wonder if they are getting it from China they way they get “their” steel?

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          • Rose says:

            Good question, we have no idea how much of our food chain comes from China thanks to Nafta.

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            From an old signpost (from “The Ground Cow”, near Sacramento, CA, in years gone by):

            “Carnation Milk, from contented cows.
            Buttermilk, from cows who don’t care.” 🙂

            Wow. And I thought €1,55 per litre here in Germany was bad…

            And I’ll bet that the farmers don’t see but a small percentage of that…

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        • Rose says:

          Now you know why the Quebec Cartel is desperate that our market remain closed, we’re not a free people in Canada. Wards of the communist state.

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    • Michael says:

      “I pay 8 dollars for a liter of milk”. Seriously? WOW…

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    • ck says:

      $2 here

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Rose, I’m glad someone’s mentioned this in all the talk about Milk/Dairy.

      When I lived in Bellingham, WA., Canadians would cross the border and literally CLEAR OUT gallons of milk from Costco, Fred Myer, Trader Joes, etc.

      Sometimes it was tho they were buying a month supply for every family on their street.

      At the time, I knew it had to do with high milk prices up there. But I did NOT know it was because of this princess deal Canadian milk producers get from their gov.

      So, if everyone who CAN, buys half their milk over the border in the U.S., how the heck does that help Canadian farmers?

      Especially when you realize that so much of Canada’s pop. lives an easy drive of the border.

      I wonder if they’ve ever figured in how much business they LOSE to American producers when they’re doing their “figuring”.

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  12. sunnydaze says:

    She called working on a Trade Deal a “fiendishly complex issue”. LOL.

    Maybe get someone into the position who’s not so Gob-Smacked by trade deals?

    Liked by 8 people

  13. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    You gotta love the very fake news hysterical drive by media. I just saw this flash across my screen – “US and Canada fail to reach trade agreement after Trump’s of the record remark cause stri”. Yup folks it’s all “Trump’s” fault….

    Liked by 4 people

    • MelH says:

      He was having a private conversation with a Bloomberg reporter who immediately “leaked’ it to Canada. it was pretty dumb of him to say the things he said, actually. Disparaging remarks.

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  14. Maxi Dean says:

    With all the media gaslighting in Canada, is it even possible to honestly gauge Canadian sentiment on this issue? If the public was being fed the facts, they would know that their government is not actually negotiating of their behalf, but negotiating on behalf of corrupt globalist interests.

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  15. SoCal Patriot says:

    The big PR problem for the Canadians is that the Mexicans have already negotiated and agreed to a NAFTA modification. That takes away the Canadian desire to have a “win, win, win”…two of the three players have agreed. One party hasn’t by their choice. It’s obvious.

    Liked by 4 people

    • TheWanderingStar says:

      Freeland’s insistence that the deal has to include Mexico when Mexico has already struck their deal with the US is so awkward. Worry about Canada’s deal with the US first. If Canada needs a deal with Mexico, then take it up with them.

      Liked by 2 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      Let’s see…..Mexico out. France and the EU out. Does Justin have enough self-awareness to notice everyone has bailed and to save themselves they’re in it with P45 now? What a tool.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Esperanza says:

      This. It’s like she’s not even following what’s going on. They just signed the Mexican agreement, lady.

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  16. Gary Morton says:

    Can’t figure out why anyone would put her in that trade role. But then, looking at Trudeau’s cabinet you could ask that about all of them.
    There is his nutso immigration minister. Or Climate Barbie, who is good for a laugh almost as often as Trudeau is.
    Interesting is that the reporter with the Trump leak, Daniel Dale is a friend of Freeland.
    Trudeau is taking a poll? Good grief, yesterday he bought a pipeline, enriching mostly US investors, for 4 billion, and then the day the courts ruled he can’t expand it over the mountains. Of course it was his government’s own rules that caused that ruling.
    Trudeau is the kind of guy, who buys a pipeline, is expanding it to market oil from Vancouver ports, but is at the same time helping aboriginal groups block that pipeline and make sure it is never completed.
    Because he is for the environment and for business.
    The man is mad.

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    • Bill says:

      Sounds like it is time to que up this song:

      Mary MacGregor – Torn between two lovers – YouTube

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The “Poll” thing is so weird, that I don’t even know WHAT to think about it.

      It’s like they’re admitting they don’t have a clue and need to see what options are the most *popular* amongst the equally un-informed.

      Liked by 5 people

  17. 17CatsInTN says:

    Folks, not to be catty or anything (though I do come by it honestly… 😉 ), if I ever get to point where I am on the world stage, I promise you I will hire a professional to dress me appropriate to my age and physical attributes (or lack thereof … 😉 ). Then I’ll hire a hairdresser. Then a make up artist. Deal?

    Liked by 14 people

  18. bosscook says:

    “cutesy high school routine”…great description. So many of these politicians in America as well as Canada are just CHILDREN…no experience (Obama), full of self-adoration, a closet full of participation trophies, and undeveloped frontal lobes. Then they meet a real grown-up and the tantrums start….I wish Trump would tweet when these toddlers need a “time out!”

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  19. clipe says:

    Meanwhile, in a land downunder,,,

    Hockey backs Trump: he will be re-elected

    Australia’s ambassador to the US Joe Hockey says Donald Trump is one of the most formidable politicians he’s seen in his life an is backing him for re-election

    Liked by 12 people

  20. James Street says:

    I feel so bad for all of you Canadians. It is going to be tough.
    But anyone who hangs out in a place like this is going to do well whatever.
    And I will say life after socialism for Canada will be exceptional. Hopefully you elect wise people to guide you through the transition.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Clarioncaller says:

    Perhaps Fidel, Jr. is planning on opening up his border to ‘illegal alien cows’ who will be milked by unemployed auto-workers.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. LKA in LA says:

    Notice the reporters refer to President Trump as Donald Trump in their questions. The American reporters are actually rooting for Canada instead of America. She doesn’t even say anything nice about President Trump when ask. I hope he calls and tells her to stay home next Wednesday. Unbelievable on American soil.

    Liked by 5 people

  23. Sunshine says:

    So many stupid Canadians, they’ll fall for it only because Media isn’t explaining the situation.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. czarowniczy says:

    “…poll testing Canadian sentiment…” political speak for test the splashback level on Trudeau come election time.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Sentient says:

    Canadian sentiment was pretty dumb when they elected Sparkle Socks. Canadians will probably cut off their own nose to spite their face.

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  26. Pastina says:

    About halfway thru her blithering, I noticed that her arms are shiny. She has a cap sleeved dress on. Is she wearing a nude colored top also? There were tv ads about two years ago for tops to “tighten” flabby, wrinkly arms. I don’t want to seem petty but if so, why doesn’t she just wear a long sleeved dress?

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  27. Sharon says:

    Speech 101 peer review would have sliced and diced her opening statement.

    So not ready for prime time.

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  28. ogoggilby says:

    Them folks in Canadia are itchin’ to get blowed up real soon….

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  29. It is so annoying to hear government officials of one country saying that they want something that is “good” for citizens of another country. My BS detector goes off every time.

    Her job is to put the interests of Canadians first.

    Economic globalism is Chinese nationalism…

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  30. The Boss says:

    For someone who was harping about “good faith” in practically every other sentence, the bimbo from north of the border did a great job demonstrating the opposite. Just two of several examples.

    First, at about 1:40 when the idiot from Bloomberg asked a question about “Trump” and Congress, she spent way too much time giving her answer, which was that it was none of her business. All she had to say was: The question you raised is not for me to answer. Next?

    Second – When another fool raised the issue of steel and aluminum tariffs near the end, which have been debated ad nauseum, she couldn’t pass up an opportunity to lay out stale idiotic talking points and take a swipe at their legality for good measure after she said those issues were separate and distinct from NAFTA.

    Buried throughout her ramblings was the “good for Canadian workers” message point. What’s good for them is good for Canada. I agree they’re setting the stage all right. For failure.

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  31. MSO says:

    Freeland still doesn’t understand how domestic steel production is a national security issue. Somehow, she imagines that Canada scares America.

    Liked by 3 people

  32. dufrst says:

    Ms. Freeland, it’s not that Canada steel and aluminum is perceived as a national security threat to the US (Canada wish they could be a threat to us! HA!), it’s the lost of domestic US steel and aluminum producing capacity that is the threat. Trump levied tariffs on all countries to limit the damage done to our domestic industry and therefore allowed those domestic industries to rehabilitate themselves.

    Gosh, I despise mischaracterization of things that are so straight forward. No wonder Canada is still “negotiating!” They can see straight geeez!

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  33. Freeland used to be a journalist!

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  34. Matt Transit says:

    I don’t intentionally torture myself, but I feel that way after watching the entire “pressure”.
    If anyone here remembers the movie “Napoleon Dynamite”, Chrystia, from Canada, could fit right in.
    Between the “snorting”; more so the headache inducing “head bobbing”; I almost expected a “happy hands dance” type of presentation at the end.
    For anyone who remembers…….
    VOTE FOR PEDRO!

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  35. Atpooka says:

    Sacrebleu! “Canadian values” repeat….

    Trump will let you keep your fur trapper protections… “win win win”

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    Mr Trump has given Canada a fantastic chance to join an excellent plan.

    Liked by 2 people

  37. James Hilton says:

    What’s happening with these trade negotiations is very similar to the intransigent attitude the Brexit people are experiencing from the EU and from the May administration. Anything pro-Trump and pro-Brexit is considered by them to be fascistic. They genuinely believe that they hold the moral high ground which is why no-deals are more than acceptable to them. Does the EU really care about what the masses believe in terms of votes etc? Does Theresa May care that nothing is being done in the event of a Brexit no-deal? These people are elitists. They are progressives/neo-Marxists. They are driven almost completely by ideology.

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  38. Edith Wenzel says:

    Their polling is a joke. If they do any they have to do it Tuesday as Monday is a holiday. They are only known for polling their Liberal supporters – so they get the answers they want. I am willing to bet she has to track Justin down as he is likely hiding out pretending to be importantly occupied so he doesn’t have to make a commitment. He can’t do that – he is a coward. He only won last time because his fathers name was Trudeau, he had nice hair, liked to do selfies with 16 year old girls and promised to legalize pot (The one promise he is keeping).

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  39. Paul Killinger says:

    These amateur Canuck pols are in something of a ‘Catch 22’ here…

    If they go along with the US-Mex trade deal, it will force them to utilize additional steel manufacturing to meet the new 75% domestic content requirement in their auto sector.

    But their new 20% Carbon Tax was specifically designed to eliminate this type of manufacturing, so to be economically competitive with US-based automakers it will have to be repealed.

    Otherwise their auto industry will go away whether they sign on or not!

    (Maybe they can invite former Pres Bo up again to give them some more great advice.)

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  40. Rhoda R says:

    Dear God – she sounds like a HS Beauty Pageant winner. Does she not realize that this isn’t a three way negotiation?

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  41. Fools Gold says:

    Treaudox and the slut thinks EU will join them and Trump will back down on them and Chinese tarriffs…our neighbor up north has problems with simple arithmetic and USA welfare…

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  42. Buck Turgidson says:

    Geez what an airhead lightweight this girl is. The “thank you for coming” phrase to me is tipoff to lack of depth and command of proper English, and dreadful public speaking skills. Thats the best canadas got? What an embarassment.

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  43. covfefe999 says:

    We know our past Presidents have bent over for Canada (and every other country), and we know Trump is fair and experienced. So I can only conclude, based on that plus Chrystia’s remark that Justin will only accept a deal that is good for Canadians and “we’re not there yet’ after months of negotiating, that there is no deal good for Canadians that doesn’t require us to be on the losing end. Does Justin think that dealing with Germany or the EU will be any easier?

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  44. Stan says:

    Canadian Hillary?
    What a stupid unserious person.

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  45. Francine Hutcheson says:

    So, did I miss something? The deadline was last Friday, so did we graciously extend it or was the deadline always going to be the point when Congress aproves it?

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