Justin From Canada Calls Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador For Help With Trump on NAFTA…

Someone tipped-off Trudeau.  An emergency series of last-minute phone calls surrounding the U.S-Mexico trade agreement has temporarily postponed releasing key details of the Mexico-U.S. trade agreement.  Within the granules of this most important economic negotiation, we’ll likely find out exactly why POTUS was highly preoccupied Friday.

According to Reuters reporting Justin from Canada called Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Thursday and asked him to use his influence to call the U.S. government requesting a delay so the Canadians could put a last-minute proposal into the mix.

Apparently someone finally informed Justin from Canada a bilateral trade strategy was hours away from being deployed.  Important Note: Justin did not call current Mexican President Peña Niéto, the call was made to President-Elect Lopez Obrador.

(Via Reuters) […] Lopez Obrador told reporters in Mexico City that Trudeau asked him during a Thursday phone call “to intervene and call on the U.S. government to reach an agreement” with Canada. “We agreed to that.”

He said that regardless of the outcome with Canada the language of the agreement between Washington and Mexico City was now final. “We are not going to re-open the negotiation. That you can be sure of,” Lopez Obrador said. (read more)

As with all financial media reporting on trade you have to read “through” the pro-globalist, pro-Wall Street, spin to see the more important background picture.  Wall Street, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the multinationals -together with Justin- are going bananas trying to retain maximum pressure against the White House in this U.S-Mexico deal.

It is almost guaranteed that someone in Canada realized a Mexican NAFTA withdrawal was only hours away.

The Mexico-first approach crushes the political strategy of Justin and Chrystia Freeland to blame President Trump for the trade collapse. Hence, the desperate call to AMLO to gauge strategic risk, and request time for Justin to reformulate plans.

The resulting postponement, a similar strategic approach evident within the Kavanaugh delay, gives the progressive Canadians 48 hours to formulate a counter-attack.

Stay tuned…

[…]  Canada’s Liberal government says it does not feel bound by the latest NAFTA deadline, and it repeated on Friday that it would not bow to U.S. pressure to sign a quick deal.

“We are in a very tough negotiation with the United States over NAFTA … there is no deadline on this. As far as we are concerned we want a deal that is good for Canadians and that’s the bottom line,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters in Ottawa.  (read full article)

The New York Times has a similar ‘resistance’ spin on the events as presented; with their customary opposition to horrible President Trump, and a disingenuous value afforded toward U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue and the Wall Street position.

(Via New York Times) […] Mexico’s economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said late Friday that Canada and the United States would be involved in an intense effort over the weekend to reach an agreement over the remaining issues dividing them.

“For the first time there is real effort” on both sides, he said. “In the next 48 hours, we will know whether we will have a trilateral text or whether we will have to release the text of a bilateral understanding” which could then be adapted to incorporate Canada.

It is unclear whether the United States and Canada can bridge the differences that have so far stymied an agreement. And Mr. López Obrador said he had no plans to reopen the trade pact that Mexico, under the leadership of Enrique Peña Nieto, had reached last month.  (read NYT full article)

 

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449 Responses to Justin From Canada Calls Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador For Help With Trump on NAFTA…

  1. Sabre22 says:

    The child Prime Minister can’t handle adult negotiations he needs to go back and suck his thumb for a whil to figure it out.

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  2. SHV says:

    “We can be sure that Trump doesn’t want to strand all that automotive assembly capital in Canada”
    ****
    Good point but how much capital is there really? A quick look at Canadian Auto sector, to my eye, seems to show that the value is Toyota and Honda. The FIAT/Chrysler is producing soon to be eliminated sedans and mini-vans and Ford is also in same situation and in old facilities. I think FIAT might be happy to used new auto tariffs as a convenient excuse to cut its loses with its Dodge/Chrysler products and invest more with the cash cow JEEP.

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    • railer says:

      I agree that the automakers will leverage the tariffs to revamp assembly lines elsewhere, and be more productive at their new location, either US or Mexico. But last I checked, about 2M vehicles per year are imported into the US from Canada. The assembly plants and manufacturing equipment for those 2M vehicles, if built 21st Century complete from scratch, would run minimum $10B American, and arguably up to $20-30B. This ain’t chicken feed, and hence why it might give Trump pause. He’d rather structure affairs to avoid even one dollar of stranded capital, knowing him. If Trudeau does what Trump’s negotiated with Mexico, that’s what we’d see, plus the addition of massive capital investment for the automotive component industry in all 3 countries, the real prize in all this, plus steel and aluminum and on and on, etc, et al, ad nauseum and we all get fat and happy!

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    • Left Coast says:

      Strand ? ? ?
      Like there is no unused capacity in Ford, GM & Chrysler Plants in the USA today?
      Ford used to make Trucks in Canada . . . . moved them out in a heartbeat in the early 2000s . . . .

      Thousands of Canadian Businesses have moved South in the last 2 decades, especially from Ontar-i-owe . . . . some very large manufacturing concerns. It would not be complicated to just leave enough capacity in Canada for the Domestic Market.

      Won’t UNIFOR be left with egg on their faces after their all out Campaign for Clueless Justin in 2015 . . . .

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  3. Dan G says:

    I predicted this would happen. Now, Trump needs to finds a Mexican sweetener to close the deal. It will happen and Mexico will certainly try to get the most out of it. Whatever it ends up costing, we will ask Canada to pay for. And that will be checkmate, Justin.

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    • ck says:

      No sweetener needed, Mexico got a great deal and they know it.

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      • Left Coast says:

        US also got a great deal . . . Mexico now pays Auto Workers $16 or more an hour . . . . any new manufacturer that moves to Mexico gets and automatic 25% Tariff.
        Works out great for both sides.
        How come none of the last 3 presidents were not that smart?

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        • cwf60 says:

          The last 3 presidents were not interested in United States sovereignty. They were trying to sell us off to their globalist friends. We could tell by the trade deficits. Remember Ross Perot talking about NAFTA and the giant sucking sound of our companies going elsewhere. The last 3 presidents increased their wealth with the decisions to weaken America.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Now, Trump needs to finds a Mexican sweetener to close the deal.”

      How about a tanker truck full of agave nectar?

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    • NC Nana says:

      Dan G,

      “Whatever it ends up costing, we will ask Canada to pay for.”

      After Canada’s devious/deceitful/undermining behavior I am in favor of a 30% tariff on any car parts that have Chinese steel or any other Chinese sourced product. It would also be good to require that they only use US dairy products as a reminder to how they have treated American farmers.

      Well, one can dream.

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    • Dan G, who has what “leverage” to make Trump “need” to close a deal with Canada?

      Re-read Sundance’s post: Mexico WILL NOT CHANGE its deal with President Trump.

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    • See “OUTLOOK” post below.

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    • snailmailtrucker says:

      Correction (Justina)

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    • Rachel Guess says:

      I have to disagree that any ‘sweetener’ is needed. AMLO recognizes that if justine twinkle socks and the freeloader fail to reach an agreement with the US it is much more beneficial to Mexico through a bilateral agreement. The puts the US under President Trump in an extremely favorable position. We have a deal that is beneficial to both Mexico and the US, meaning Canada can join in if they want to, or choose to lose free access to the US and Mexican markets. Any leverage Canada may have had went flying out the window the moment that the US and Mexico reached an agreement.

      I remember the video of trudeau hanging out behind President Trump waiting to catch a moment alone with him, tapping him on the shoulder like a toddler from behind. POTUS turned and shook his hand and then went straight back to his discussion with others at his table. It was a good play on POTUS part, showing justin that he isn’t important enough to recognize for more than a brief greeting.

      Mexico agreed to this brief delay for diplomatic purposes, so they can say ‘well we tried justin, sorry it didn’t work out’ later, but they don’t really want to include Canada because there isn’t any benefit to Mexico from Canada making a deal with the US, in fact Mexico will benefit more if Canada doesn’t get into the deal. Canada currently has no leverage, so their choice at this point will be to accept the conditions that the US and Mexico have already entered into (which they originally refused to take part in and then later were begging to get a seat at the table which was denied) or walk away from free access to the US market which will cause industry to flee from Canada and result in massive unemployment for them.

      While twinkle socks and the freeloader may huff and puff and primp for their photo ops, at this point, their only choice is to come to POTUS with hat in hand, offer their mea culpas, and beg to be allowed into the US/Mexico bilateral to make it a trilateral agreement, while POTUS can sit back in his chair like a gambler holding a royal flush in hand. They need us but we don’t need them, and the game is nearly finished.

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      • railer says:

        “..Mexico will benefit more if Canada doesn’t get into the deal.”

        Good point. The automotive components industry will now be building up in Mexico and the US, and Canada will see it diminish if they opt out. It’s a dirty little secret of NAFTA that although it was promised that Mexico would see a development of automotive components manufacture, that never happened in a robust way, only final assembly, the dirty stepchild of the automotive world. The Tier 1, Tier 2 and even Tier 3 suppliers vaulted over Mexico and built in China. This was another of the moral tragedies of NAFTA. Mexico got screwed, not just the US. They should have built up technology, expertise and university support and all that associated development in Mexico, real social and human capital and moneymaking power, but they haven’t seen it. It takes a village to raise up an industry, and the Masters of the Universe skipped Mexico on that score and went for the Chinese slave labor. Now Mexico should be getting that. Hail Trump.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “a dirty little secret of NAFTA that although it was promised that Mexico would see a development of automotive components manufacture, that never happened in a robust way,”

          I remember that, now that you mention it – because of the ~25 year time lapse. That is a great thing about our Treehouse, the thousands of Treepers each build each other up, share memories and experiences as well as remember things that just a few people never could do on their own.

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          • Rachel Guess says:

            Exactly.

            Remember what NAFTA did to Mexican farmers too. They were driven out of business because they could not compete against US farmers with the government subsidies. This resulted in massive agribusiness operations picking up tons of Mexican family farms for pennies on the dollar forcing the Mexican farm families to migrate North in order to survive while the agribusiness cartels took advantage of cheap Mexican labor. It was a MASSIVE boon for the big agribusiness industry, but that ends with the bilateral agreement.

            Canada will see this same situation in industry if they do not come to terms with the US/Mexico bilateral agreement just as twinkle socks and the freeloader are entering into their campaign year. If they enter into the agreement, it will force a reorganization of their trade agreements with China and big industry, which is why they are having fits…but if they don’t enter into an agreement they will be crucified by their constituents in the Canadian election season next year.

            The realization is finally starting to sink in to justin twinkle socks and the freeloader that it is better to bite the bullet than it would be to try to keep standing against the economic missile barrage launched by President Trump and his trade negotiators.

            #MAGA!
            #WINNING!

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            • jmarshs says:

              Great point about the US subsides to Big Agriculture. Also, heavy unemployment in Mexican agriculture helped the Drug Cartels establish a foothold in Mexico.

              The reason US Big Ag went sought tax payer funded subsidies is because Mexico, at the behest of foreign manufacturers, allowed the value of the Peso to fall 700% against the Dollar once NAFTA was in place. Subsidies allowed US Big AG to sell their product at below costs in Mexico – since the Peso became essentially worthless.

              The whole NAFTA deal was horrid.

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              • Rachel Guess says:

                I remember that time well and in fact when the peso crashed I went to TJ with some friends all those years ago to buy some items for my house which was in so cali at the time. I got some really good deals too.

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              • railer says:

                Yes, and then Bill Clinton and his Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin bailed out their Wall Street buddies with a very controversial taxpayer bundle. We should have let Goldman Sachs fold over that one, holding all those Mexican loans as they were. It might have saved us the 2008 crash if we’d punished those guys then, or rather let them pay for their own sins.

                NAFTA had many tails, most of them bad. I’m glad we’re getting closer to killing it off.

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                • Jedi9 says:

                  The Travelers Group And Citicorp merger was illegal, hence the fact they had to repeal the Glass Steagal Act in order for it to be possible! Nevertheless it was replaced with the Gramm-Leach Bliley act that probably was the catalyst that the caused the 2008 Financial crisis! The Glass Steagal Act should be reinstated!

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      • ichicinnabar says:

        Rachel, I agree.
        AMLO knows this is the deal of a lifetime or more. This agreement will transform Mexico far more than the original founding revolution.

        This is AMLO’s legacy too. He is not going to let Canada take it from him.

        AMLO has said that the agreement between Mexico and the USA is a done deal. Not one word will change. He is no fool.

        Ichi

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      • ichicinnabar says:

        Rachel, I agree.
        AMLO knows this is the deal of a lifetime or more. This agreement will transform Mexico far more than the original founding revolution.

        This is AMLO’s legacy too. He is not going to let Canada take it from him.

        AMLO has said that the agreement between Mexico and the USA is a done deal. Not one word will change. He is no fool.

        Ichi

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      • trialbytruth says:

        If Canada gets a concession of any kind it will be protection of there broadcast industry. I happen to think that would be good for us to a forced defestiturs of Slim would bennifit the US. That would give Justin his fig leaf

        Banks and financials they won’t get. Then again Trump may give them nothing and introduce Justine to his own pitarrd.

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    • formerdem says:

      But why, because so long as there are question marks investment will move to the US. It isn’t Trump who needs an answer in a hurry, right? Canada is hurting Mexico, not us, by slowing things. They should not hurt Mexico!!

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  4. Howard Richman says:

    It could be that Trudeau is in the process of caving to Trump. We’ll know for sure if he offers to eliminate Canadian tariffs on US dairy products. In return, he will get something face-saving, such as protection for Canadian cultural industries.

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    • tonyE says:

      Canadian Cultural Industries.

      When you really, really think about it, that’s preposterous. It seems like Hollywood is filled with Canadians? Can we send them back?

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        Let’s put 30% tariffs on them too.

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      • I had a TV script considered by Parriott for Forever Knight. My memory is that the show agreement with the Canadian government required a certain percentage of key people be Canadian, so they were always looking for Canadian writers so the other slots were available to Hollywood. American writer here. Sort of sigh.

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      • yy4u says:

        tonyE — “Hollywood is filled with Canadians…”

        One more example of America being the world’s piggy bank. We can do our part if we isolate WHO are the Canadians and boycott them. Jim Carrey is one, but since I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of his movies (he used to be excellent but then lost his mind), I’ve already boycotted. Hummmmm.

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      • Sunshine says:

        CULTURAL ISSUES: Look at it.

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      • mztore says:

        Wondering what their cultural industries are that no other country has – – – anyone?

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        • Vaguely remembering it’s the ability to propagandize from their media for their preferred political positions, without anyone arguing back.

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          • Don L says:

            Sounds like China or Venezuela to me.

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            • Left Coast says:

              Everything in Canadian News emanates from the Govt Funded CBC aka Communist Broadcasting System. CTV & Global are mere Echo Chambers . . . .
              Canadians are some of the most poorly informed on the planet . . . and they like it that way!
              That is why they elected a Sno-board instructor & Trust Funder to be PM . . . he won in 2015 with the help of Obama’s Social Media Warriors who spent 9 months in Canada.

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              • Attila the Conan says:

                And the O’s social media warriors emanated out of Toronto. The crap flows both ways it seems.

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                • Left Coast says:

                  Big difference between hiring some devout far-left loons from TO . . . . and actually sending your gang of SJW to Canada for 9 months to help feckless Justin !

                  Obama also interfered in the Israeli Elections and what can you say about the Voter Fraud in the USA and the refusal of the insane Democrats to have Voter ID ?

                  I remember the Company in Montreal that worked on the ObamaCare web design at great expense, the manager went to University with Michelle, and the web site worked something like the inept CBC . . .

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          • piper567 says:

            Mary, sorta like here?

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        • Attila the Conan says:

          It’s not quite like that.

          Decades ago as US TV content blossomed, and popular music found a mass audience, the concern was that any Canadian cultural distinctiveness would be swamped and simply drowned out by Canada’s proximity to U.S. media content.

          For a nation as large and sparsly inhabited as Canada is, it was a valid leadership concern.

          Canadians needed to know one another as well on our west-east axis as we did our American neighbors on the north-south axis.

          With probably 80% of Canadians living within 100 miles of our shared border, that was going to be a challenge.

          Even with rabbit-ears, for most it was just a easy to watch ABC, NBC, CBS, as it was CBC.

          In order to tell Canadian stories, hear Canadian music, the arts that would reflect those back at Canadians had to have a market for their content.

          Radio stations were required by the public air wave regulator, the CRTC, to play a certain amount of Canadian content.

          Likewise for TV.

          In order to meet the content requirements, a local industry was built to make it.

          This helped create a whole ecosystem of talent and facilities for content production. Studios and crews that today are as good as anywhere in the world.

          Centers of excellence emerged in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Colleges geared up to turn out all manner creative radio, TV and film talent.

          Musicians and bands had a small pond in which to prosper and find out if they had the chops to step onto the international stage.

          So while this ‘cultural protection project’ has succeeded in many ways, it has also led to an anti-American sentiment of varying degrees in too many Canadians, IMO. But then that’s another topic.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Does he have any other option? PDT will let him embarrass himself (no need to get his hands dirty) and when a deal is finally made, PDT will say Justin is a great guy, we get along great, etc. And Justine should be happy with that, because it will have been undeserved.

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    • formerdem says:

      why should Trump do that? why should he help Trudeau at all?

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  5. OUTLOOK and IMPLICATIONS for TRADE DEAL with CANADA

    Why would President Trump cut a deal that (1) fails to meet his RECIPROCITY STANDARD for Tariffs, Barriers & Subsidies, (2) fails to ELIMINATE the TRADE DEFICIT with any country that’s been maliciously SCREWING America to shutter our manufacturing plants, or (3) rewards leaders who BACK-STAB our President or NEGOTIATE in BAD FAITH?

    China has ALREADY LOST their North American Auto Market, between losing the Auto Parts exports under the Mexico Deal for N.A. Content, and losing the Auto Parts exports to Canada due to the impending Tariffs. The only question is the pace of America’s Auto Parts Manufacturing Renaissance.

    Canada will have to EARN EVERYTHING they might get in a Bilateral Trade Deal.
    • Just as with the Tax Cuts bill that capped SALT Deductions for Blue States, Canada’s USA Piggy Bank for Socialism will DISAPPEAR.
    • Canada can then choose whether it’s better off as a Chinese-Subsidized Welfare State (ask North Korea how that works out) or an American Reciprocal Trading Partner.

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  6. SHV says:

    ” aluminum and on and on, etc, ”
    *****
    Just from outsider looking in, seems like Canada could benefit from North American content requirements. Auto construction using more light weight weight materials and, IIRC, Canada is worlds third(?) largest raw Aluminum producer.

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    • deplorableholmes says:

      Canada has given up on heavy manufacturing, as they now think it’s too icky for the environment. Such an attitude is short-sighted, and ultimately brain dead, since all it does is outsource pollution to China, where it is exponentially magnified by lower environmental protection standards. Canada has no desire to expand aluminum production.

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      • MAJA says:

        The concept that outlawing access and use of natural resources is so crazy, that only progressives buy it. Just like killing babies is acceptable because of women’s rights.

        I live in NorCal and watch them destroying our fertile central valley with EPA and other ridicules regulations. EPA was out to get them for raising dust on the farms and ranches and livestock flatulence. The ridiculous arguments have been offered up and accepted for so long resultingin a total suspension of common sense, that they go along with crazy proclamations like evidence is no longer needed to try and execute anyone.

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  7. fleporeblog says:

    Folks this is all theater 🎭 at this junction! Canada 🇨🇦 has royally screwed themselves throughout this process.

    A) They believed from the beginning that Mexico 🇲🇽 was completely aligned with them. That was the case but they never calculated the Mexican Election and AMLO’s promises to the working class that gave him such a large margin of victory.

    B) They always assumed that Congress and the CoC would never go for a NAFTA revision without them.

    C) They may have thought that our President would pull out of NAFTA but they hoped their would be an injunction that caused it to be tied up in the Courts for years.

    D) They NEVER EVER planned for Mexico 🇲🇽 to terminate NAFTA first. This kills their anti “Tyrant” message to the Liberals in Canada 🇨🇦 that support this MORON. Mexico 🇲🇽 leaving first will cause Justin the CLOWN to lose his reelection. The USA 🇺🇸 will impose the 25% tariff on cars, trucks and parts while simultaneously terminating NAFTA.

    The auto sector in Canada will not wait at that point for the tariffs to go into effect. They will begin to make plans on where they will open new plants in our country. Toyota will be the first one to say they are closing their plant and opening a new one in Michigan for the production of the popular RAV4.

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    • ck says:

      Wish they’d do it in Utah.

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      • budklatsch says:

        There will be plenty of competition by American Governors to entice new auto plants/component to their states. The manufacturers will be in the cat-bird seat.

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    • H.R. says:

      Felice,

      I’ll add to your comment; most manufacturing in Canada can be moved relatively easily. Don’t anyone think that the auto sector won’t leave.

      There are a lot of empty manufacturing sites in the U.S. and if nothing already built is suitable, the new steel construction systems are fast and not so expensive as the brick or block buildings were.

      Assembly line equipment can be moved. I’ve moved a few manufacturing assembly processes in my time and it just requires lot’s of planning and suitable transport.

      Worst case is Canada will slap an exit fee on capital goods leaving the country, but the companies will pay up and leave anyhow. They will want to get back into production ASAP. If the line isn’t producing, they aren’t making money.

      And if the manufactured good is a critical input to some other process, the company will keep the Canada business going until a new facility is built and equipped. Then they will just turn out the lights and leave.

      There’s nothing Sparkle Socks can do to stop the exodus if a 25% tariff is imposed.

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      • railer says:

        If the manufactured good is a critical input as you mention, they can build up a bank and ship them for use while the operation in Canada is being shut down, stripped and moved to a new location. You’re right that this would happen very quickly, once it was kicked off. If Justin survives until the October 2019 election, he could potentially have boarded up factories to run on, if Trump pushes this as he appears to be doing.

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    • Turranos says:

      Exactly Flepe, they have been surprised by many things but their grandstanding on gender issues and other nutty things will never be forgotten. A zebra does not suddenly drop it stripes or getting closer to home, sparkle socks do not suddenly loses their stripes. TruDope and Eggplant cannot be trusted nor can they be allowed any special concessions.

      That being said, I love and support the Canadian people, I want the socialism to be squashed there, just like I want the same for America. I pray for them and us daily.

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    • jmclever says:

      Given AMLO’s recent tweet about making bilateral deal later if Canada didn’t come along, I think they may find “Tyrant” and “Tyrant 2.0” are aligned and will not change the terms of the deal as it exists or budge on anything the “vicious” Lightheizer has already framed as the new terms of the USMEX deal.

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    • fleporeblog, post NAFTA, I hear that is what happened here.

      I was in Windsor (across Detroit, MI) for few years and few people working in auto plants there told me that it happened almost overnight that machines were shipped from U.S. auto plants to Windsor.

      Now this is all friend/friend-of-a-friend type stories so someone who lived through that era can corroborate the truth / fantasy.

      But I would like to believe that what was narrated to me then was true. If it happened than, it should not be overt optimism to think that the reverse drain from Canada to United States can happen equally fast.

      Disclaimer – Like President Trump, I am not anti-anybody but definitely anti-(anti-US) politicians. I hope folks here will not misunderstand that I am wishing ill-will towards Canada. But I do hope that there are people in Justin’s team who would remind him of this very real scenario of plants shifting to United States almost overnight. Now unless, he is like 0bama who wants to fundamentally change Canada, then God save them. Another example of Canadian protectionism is, it is my understanding, that U.S. educational degrees are not considered to be valid in Canada – I know families who had their kids go to Australia and UK for studies, but not to U.S. I knew of one guy coming to NY to become a dentist. Few years down the road I bump into him and he was still in United States, now divorced, because he cannot practice in Canada and his wife would not leave her “family” in Canada. No wonder, Canada has the most over qualified cab drivers and wait staff in restaurants in the entire world. I am open to changing my view on the education system if someone can tell me otherwise. My own personal experience is – my wife is Bachelor in Business Administration and M.A. in Economics and I had her degree evaluated – in U.S. they evaluated it to M.A. equivalent with GPA of 3.0, in Canada they came back with …… wait for it … she needs to start undergraduate studies.

      https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/overqualified-immigrants-really-are-driving-taxis-in-canada/article4106352/

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    • permiejack says:

      Federal and Provicial taxes are around 26.5%. Even more incentive to move. Not sure if their environmental compliance adds onto to that or not. US corporate tax rate…21%….5.5% tax savings is nothing to sneeze at. Plus if applicable a 15.5% one time tax rate for repatriation of cash from outside the US.

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    • Left Coast says:

      The plan . . . . was for Justin Trudope to use his feud with Trump as the basis for his Election Campaign in 2019 . . . Justin and the clueless Freeland really stepped in it this time. Justin is such a lightweight than he and his Diverse Lieberal Caucus never figured a Bi-lateral deal with Mexico was going to happen . . . they planned to string this out to next year. But now all bets are off . . . and poor Justin look just like the total fool he is.
      Canada is losing 10s of Billions every month because the poor boy, led by Radical Envir-nazi Gerald Butts had completely stopped Pipeline Construction in Canada . . . Canadian Oil now selling for $35 dollars under market to the only customer the USA, while the Rockerfeller foundation funds radical envros in Canada to the tune of Millions.

      Canada’ best days are now in the Rear View Mirror . . . . if they were smart they would be looking for their “Trump” . . . but they won’t !

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  8. john says:

    Get Canada to pay for the wall on the southern border. Compared to the hit on the economy Truedope will take if he messes with this President any more it will be worth it…..

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  9. yy4u says:

    Justin of Canada needs a pink p**** hat because he surely is one. If he’s calling, my bet is he has some internal polls indicating the “blue wave” might not be in the offing.

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  10. Cooper45 says:

    High stakes economic drama by Canada’s Drama Queens Justin and Chrystia.

    Whether it’s wearing the fancy ethnic costumes of an exotic foreign country he’s visiting or simply negotiating a trade deal with a close neighboring country, it always has to be performed in a stage or a film set type atmosphere where Justin is the super star of the mundane event or the courageous national hero defending his country against an evil tyrant.

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    • Turranos says:

      As Manny Ottawa said. Justin has a film crew that travels with him everywhere so that they always have fabulous footage of sparkle socks to show the world.

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  11. Margaret Berger says:

    Cooper, that made the “brush off” at the U.N. even more delicious.

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  12. Oldretiredguy says:

    Justeen, never really could play with the big kids

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  13. White Apple says:

    Contrast Justin with Kim Jong Un when it comes to dealing with Trump. Kim has common sense and Justin the typical Libtard with no common sense. Libtards are frustrating creatures only because Conservatives think they can reason with a Libtard. The only way to way to deal with a Libtard is never accept their cockamaime but destroy them with it.

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    • mugzey302 says:

      Yes, I agree, we cannot negotiate or reason with them. The lefties at this point are antifa in suits and dresses. Their bully sticks are charges of racism, sexism, xenophobia, white privilege, sexual assault/harassment/rape ~ and none of it requires substantiation or proof. They club their opponents mercilessly, attack in public, at their homes, at their jobs. And send their attack-dog, PAID activists to harass and threaten wherever. This is what we deal with today, and this will go on at least until the election. Heaven help us, they MUST lose. And then the banshees screaming at the sky will commence. Possibly a breather while they re-group, then the attacks will start again. Every decent person who runs for an office they want will get this treatment, everyone in an office they want will get it too. We must suit up for battle, because the left has declared war. They lie, cheat, make false promises, slander, libel, will plan false flags without regard to who they hurt. This is our new reality.

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    • Cooper45 says:

      Sean:

      Great link. The contrast in negotiating teams is mind boggling.

      Canada is lucky this is a trade war and not a shooting war or the comparisons would be much worse.

      Miss Erin is clever and humorous. 1st time I’ve seen her tweets.

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    • mugzey302 says:

      Oh, my ~ that’s hilarious!

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    • Left Coast says:

      Freeland look like ole Hillary . . . . about 25 years ago . . . . lol
      What a gaggle of amateurs . . . where did she find them at the University of Toronto?

      Freeland just moved back to Canada from NY . . . . about 6 years ago . . . to run for office and save the Country from the evil Stephen Harper . . . . who balanced the Budget and had a Surplus. Today Canada spends 100s of Billions every year it does not have . . . while Justin Flitters around the globe with his gender schtick!

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    • formerdem says:

      btw this Erin is great, her Twitter feed.

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  15. Mexico must stop Central Americans from crossing through to get to the USA border where they make their phony asylum claims. Mexico knows exactly how to do this. We can even offer to pay their expenses for them stationing Mexican army units by the Southern Mexico border.
    This must be part of any new trade agreement with Mexico. but looks like it isn’t so far.

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  16. ATheoK says:

    “Canada’s Liberal government says it does not feel bound by the latest NAFTA deadline, and it repeated on Friday that it would not bow to U.S. pressure to sign a quick deal.”

    Sign a quick deal“!?
    Hellooo!
    Is anyone home up there?

    Princess barney clothes and princess justout, wasted more than a year hand waving and negotiating in bad faith.

    It’s more likely, this is just another ploy of theirs to try and force the USA to agree to trudeau-freeland terms… I doubt they have learned any wisdom over the last year while justout was grandstanding and crystoyou was fiddlin and diddlin.

    After they get shut down this time, again, they’ll learn something. Then, they can sell 2 million overpriced Chinese component vehicles to Canadians… Just to keep their assembly plants working.

    During their ‘rushed’ negotiations, Trump and his negotiating team should play golf in the mornings and afternoons. Arriving late and leaving early, just like crystoyou does.

    Next year will be the real problem, as Canada slips deep into recession, no Canadians will be buying cars. I hope they like Canadian subsidized milk and cheese. At least until the milk money runs out.

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  17. CaptMorgan says:

    Winning! Canada is stymied by a US administration that is not interested in unfair trade. I wonder if the canadians were laughing at the UN this past week.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      They don’t get it. Delay only makes business men more uncertain. I am a businessman, I know, and we really don’t like uncertainty. What do we do? We reduce uncertainty. Immediately spend our cap budget that’s for expansion to other plants not in Canada. As a auto exec I would do that in plants in US near Canada so qualified Canadians can either commute, or move a short distance from home. Second, start dropping inventory build in Canada. Rejigger product line by discounting certain US built models. Over two years – poof- gone. Bye-bye. Not coming back.

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  18. Cooper45 says:

    Trump’s last 2 tweets copiously praise Judge Kavanaugh and have both been on his Twitter account for almost a day for the last one and 2 days for the 2nd to last Tweet.

    When Trump says he has your back he’s not exaggerating.

    I suspect Justin would have jettisoned a similar nominee immediately even if the person was a good man with an impeccable and highly accomplished record like Judge Kavanaugh who has never been convicted of any crime. One accusation, delayed months by the opposition to inflict maximum damage on a person would have been enough for Justin to bail out of the process in a flash.

    Trump has steadfastly remained supportive and loyal to Brett and it’s extraordinary for any “politician” to do this with an election looming.

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    • mugzey302 says:

      I’m sure POTUS knows the patriots are standing with Justice Kavanaugh. MAGA.
      WWG1WGA

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    • Left Coast says:

      Justin would never have nominated a Qualified Man like Kavenaugh . . . .
      Justin would find some woman with ties to either CAIR or the Communist Party to nominate. Justin dressed up and prayed the “believers” prayer at a Whabbi Moosque . . . . this guy is far from intelligent or bright !

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  19. WES says:

    As a Canadian I am pretty depressed by trudope’s behavior and what he doing to my country. When I want to see what is really happening here in Canada I come here to this site. Needless to say I greatly enjoy reading all the Trudope put downs! Many are far too kind in their statements!

    Personally I would put Trudope on a remote northern river in a canoe full of weed without a paddle, rifle or match!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Hang in there WES. We have been there. Hopefully Canadians will learn by watching what almost happened here. ‘Hope you get a candidate you can get behind who loves Canada and it’s people. There’s hope!!

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    • Left Coast says:

      Here’s what I posted a few days before the 2015 Election . . . .

      Posted this on the NW radio website for all the flaming leftist here to see . . .

      Be interesting to see how many Canadians vote themselves off the island on Monday . . . and into the realm of leftist DEBT, Taxation and Deficits for their Children and Grandchildren . . .

      “modern liberalism”.. an ideology . . .

      “… which tries to keep its citizens in ‘perpetual childhood’: it will seek to preserve their happiness, but it chooses to be the sole agent and only arbiter of that happiness. Society will develop a new type of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate … it does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which government is the shepherd.” – de Tocqueville

      Am I a prophet . . . . or do I just understand the Insane Left after all these years . . . . lol

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  20. mugzey302 says:

    I feel your pain! We had 8 years of obama/CIA/dirty FBI/dirty DOJ running this country. We’re still dealing with Muslim Brotherhood plants and socialist insurrectionists in the administration bureaucracy. So much corruption to deal with!!

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  21. Margaret Berger says:

    Zero hedge reporting that negotiations are going on twenty four seven and Kushner is involved and they are working on reporting a deal either tomorrow or Monday.

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  22. Warrior 375 says:

    I was registered Republican until I joined IBER in 1993 . I changed to no party due to union influence, but I refused Democrat. I will tell fellow treepers….I’m back to the red baby…only for VSGPDJT’!!!

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