Canadian Media Tries to Find Benefits from Joining TPP Agreement…

This is a little on the economic wonky side of things; but well worth watching if you are a trade follower.  The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) attempts to construct a pro-TPP narrative by discussing possible 2019 benefits to Canada.  However, if you listen closely, each time the question of  Canadian consumer benefit it raised you’ll note there aren’t any.

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Corporate globalism, via international trade agreements, is a scam. By design it is intended to exfiltrate the wealth of a targeted (host) nation, and allow corporations full control over the domestic pricing of commodity goods.  There are parts of that interview when the lobbyist/punditry accidentally admits the scheme.

Structurally TPP is an Asia-centric export agreement that establishes benefit for Asian access to non-Asian TPP countries.  In exchange, for access to the Canadian market Asian TPP member nations allow closely regulated access from the Canadian commodity market.

Canada has opened their economy to receiving low cost Asian goods; writ large.  However, the only benefit for Canada is limited access to TPP nations for the Canadian agricultural industry allowing more export.

Specifically in the AG sector, when food production is exported, the traditional supply/demand ‘free market’ is destroyed.   Multinational corporations create a ‘controlled market‘; and there is ZERO benefit to a Canadian food shopper when farm harvests are shipped overseas.  Exactly the opposite is true.

Domestic food prices factually increase as local product is shipped into foreign markets leaving limited (controlled) inventory in the domestic supply chain.  Ex. export massive amounts of beef (processed or other), and, if local demand is consistent, local beef prices increase.  This is exactly the way corporate AG multinationals achieve maximum profit.

In the U.S. this multinational “controlled market system” is a major part of the reason why American food prices jumped so much in the past fifteen years.  The process of charging a U.S. or Canadian consumer a higher price for a product than would naturally occur without the corporate control is called the “exfiltration” of wealth.

Additionally, as noted in the CBC interview, Canada’s value to Asia is more of a gateway to the U.S. market than the actual Canadian market itself.  TPP nations, and the Canadian government, were hoping to exploit the backdoor NAFTA loophole forever.  The restructured USMCA has blocked that possibility.

China is cunning…. they will eventually join the TPP and crush the internal participants by leveraging market access with massive dumping of manufactured goods. However, Beijing will wait until all other nations have fully chained themselves together…. When there is no longer an exit, Beijing will make their move.    Thankfully, the U.S. is not part of it.

[USMCA Article 32 pdf link]

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92 Responses to Canadian Media Tries to Find Benefits from Joining TPP Agreement…

  1. Jason Ross says:

    Slave traders and East Asian sweatshops rejoice!!!

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  2. Rex70 says:

    Canada’s trade policies are like a rudderless ship with moronic globalist (is that redundant?) Trudeau at the helm doubling down on this stupidity.

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  4. Heroic Dreamer says:

    Great article. I don’t think I could ever have reached a clear understanding of “globalism” without CTH analyses.

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  5. Atticus "The Deplorable" says:

    We need to build in some permanence to our trade advantage, or the next DemoNazi administration will take us back into the mire.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the next DemoNazi administration will take us back into the mire.”

      Count on it, just like the sun rising in the east every morning.
      Satan will have another dupe waiting for the opportunity.

      Isaiah 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 

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  6. evergreen says:

    Non-economist here.

    If the high school and university economics text books teach something opposite to Maganomics, then how do we capture and retain this knowledge for a post-Trump era?

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    • rf121 says:

      If the Trump Aministration gets more than a paragraph after the one about Russian collusion in any school history book I will be surprised.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Problem: Faulty economics classes and textbooks in college.
      Answer: Give student loans on the basis of any other loan: on the ability to pay it back in a reasonable amount of time,

      We have ALL come to believe that a college education is some sort of right, a necessity. Apparently, if millions get college degrees and end up as glorified McDonald’s workers (AKA “barristas”), AND, we have billions of student loans behind-schedule or in default, then apparently this money-for-anyone-enrolled idea is not working.

      A “student loan” is like one of these “genius awards.” We give you a pile of money, and let you go spend it on one thing, and we hope you will come up with something useful. But we do not necessarily expect you to come up with anything useful.

      If the student ends up not repaying any of $100,000 student loan, the student only suffers a modest amount of penalty. Nothing compared to if I simply never paid anything on my $100,000 mortgage. What does the lender suffer? Nothing – it is a federal program. What does the Federal government suffer? Nothing. Do politicians lose elections because they favor a student loan program, with money eligible to anyone enrolled in college? Nope.

      Who suffers? The tax-payer.

      In fact, the story is worse. With all of these grads fooled into borrowing $100,000 to get a degree in Elizabethan Literature, they get told by the Communists / anti-Capitalists that the Lender, Big Banking, the person asking them when they will start paying back the loan, is the enemy. And, you can defeat the enemy by either voting “Democrat,” or deciding that Capitalism is Evil, and you go join the Occupy Movement.

      So, the bank have a huge incentive to lend student loan money. And, the “Democrats” and Communists do, as well. So do many employers: the market is flooded with college grads who cannot find a commensurate job, and so have to settle with being under-employed, relative to their education. And, they are pinned to a lowly wage job in order to start paying back the loan, and so are not free to take any job that appeals to them, or to be entrepreneurs; they are now victims of the marketplace, they are yet another malleable portion of the work force.

      We COULD: make student loan based upon prospects of paying the loan back. Engineering: OK, you get 80% of costs. Elizabethan Literature, or SJW Studies, you get 20% – just to be nice to ya.

      Now, colleges are no longer filled with millions of kids HAVING to take 12 hours, but with NO idea what to take – and handed a plan of what to take by – guess who – Bill Ayers and his fellow Communists in Higher Education.

      End student-loans-for-all, and end a lot of problems.

      Seriously.

      Out here in the suburbs, I have heard my fellow parents say that they are seriously thinking of having their kid NOT go to college, but to work a few years.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Banks love loans, especially loans never to be paid back. Banks are the globalists enslaving all of humanity. Isn’t there a passage in the Bible addressing borrowers, something like slave to the lender?
        The issue becomes what is the reason for the costs of such things as education to be so outrageous? Banks want it that way.

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      • Jay Currie says:

        While I live in Canada where the costs of university to the student are about 1/10 those in the private US colleges, I am still encouraging my bright just 18-year-old to spend several years working and, if possible, getting a trade, before going to university. 23-year-olds get a lot more out of the university experience than 18-year-olds and, if you actually have a trade or a marketable skill, you’ll have a much better time because you’ll have a bit of cash. Plus, going to college at 23 or 25, you’ll have a much better idea what you want to learn.

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        • leont says:

          This is the strangest reasoning I ever heard. The peak of human brain power is around 35 to to 40 years old, so the earlier one starts using it the more he or she can achieve. If by 18 one does not know what area interests him, it is already a loosing sitiation, just like in sports. The exemptions just confirm the rule.
          Of course, it doesn’t apply to the liberal arts that is simply a hobby and can be studied at any age including the retirement.

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          • Payday says:

            What? I got a bachelors right out of HS and still didn’t know what I wanted to do. I then went to pharmacy school only because my father was one. Turned out to be the best (and most profitable) decision I ever made. But I had no idea at the time.

            Few 18 yr olds have a clue what they want to do. And it’s a fact, kids who work a few years make better students. They know what physical and/or low paying work is, and are more motivated to learn to improve their opportunities.

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          • Jay Currie says:

            Well, in the instant case, my now 18-year-old started a successful BMW diagnostics business at 16 and has been expanding ever since. My own bet is that will lead to first, a trade, and then something like mechanical engineering; but right now he makes good money and learns every day. I’m pretty sure he knows what interests him.

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      • Esperanza says:

        Totally agree with this. I think you benefit so much more. I started my degree at 30. I enjoyed it and learnt so much. You also refuse to pay for the rubbish. Why is why to perfectly dot the i s I should do a last credit, but refuse cos too expensive. And I don’t really need it.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      They will mention Russian Collusion and the arrests of Trump workers. They will never, ever say that the whole thing was a sham. An investigation built on a report they produced and paid for and a warrant that was garbage based on that dossier and on their own leaks to media.

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    • yucki says:

      We don’ need no stinkin’ econ.
      We done BURNED those tex-books. Got us our MEX-books!
      History’s HERstory.

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  7. Derek Hagen says:

    I gave up on the CBC in 2003. Gave up totally. I went back here for about a second and a half before I started to get that old disgusted-to-the-max feeling again. I just can’t take the CBC. I just can’t. Whatever you listen to (except music radio), you will be less of a person for it. Trust me on this.

    -the Lost Canuck

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    • The Boss says:

      You’re right. I did watch the video, too.
      Pseudo-intellectual gibberish masquerading as news you can use.
      I think it’s fair to say you haven’t missed anything substantive since 2003.

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  8. Disgusted says:

    I see this broadcast as a perfect example of “EMPTY NEWS” the sidekick of FAKE NEWS. So EMPTY NEWS also seems like news, but it also isn’t reporting anything real. Just another sort of show! What exactly could a listener learn from any of the word spoken by any of them? Other than unintentionally showing a picturev of President Donald Trump and truthfully reporting how he pulled US out of that absurdly labeled alphabet soup named deal! What was that again? TTPPPTT? Good luck, kids!!

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      This is great. Empty News.

      Al ot of news is like this. Watch it, then ask yourself “what do I know now?” –Often, the answer is “nothing.” The news tries to explain why stocks went up, or car sales went down. After they are done talking, you are left with no more than before you tuned in.

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  9. Disgusted says:

    I see this broadcast as a perfect example of “EMPTY NEWS” the sidekick of FAKE NEWS. So EMPTY NEWS also seems like news, but it also isn’t reporting anything real. Just another sort of show! What exactly could a listener learn from any of the word spoken by any of them? Other than unintentionally showing a picturev of President Donald Trump and truthfully reporting how he pulled US out of that absurdly labeled alphabet soup named deal! What was that again? TTPPPTT? Good luck, kids!!

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  10. TwoLaine says:

    It all seems so far away now. 🙂

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  11. California Joe says:

    Look at the difference in the standard of living and wealth between Mexico verses Canada. Both nations have long coastlines facing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Both nations have vast natural resources including gold, silver, copper, oil and natural gas. Both nations have huge forests, abundant fisheries, vast ranches, forests of timber and fertile farm lands yet one is wealthy and ruled by law while the other is a criminal enterprise masquerading as a country and incubator for crime, corruption, poverty and pollution. Why? The answer would be considered racist by many in the news media but it’s the truth none the less. A country of White European immigrants verses one the victim of third world overpopulation!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Actually, the ‘second one (mexico) IS ruled by european immigrants, who set themselves up as a ruling elite, and ruthlessly exploit/suppress the native population, and have from day one.

      Its NOT, IMHO, a matter of genetics, its a matter of elite rule vs. rule BY the governed.

      So, Canadian ‘leaders’ want to turn Canada into another Mexico, with said leaders on top.

      Same as globalists everywhere.
      They USE ethnicity as a trigger; divide and conquer. Don’t fall for it.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      “Over-population.”

      Um, yeah. Except, Not.

      Look at USA population, and GDP per capita, from 1800 to the present. We keep having MORE people, and GREATER productivity.

      People tend to prefer having as many kids as it takes to have 2-3 reach adulthood, and be productive. In our “developed” nations, if you have 2 kids, there is a great chance BOTH will make it to adulthood. In “third world” countries, you need to have at least five. So, people naturally feel like having five kids. Or more.

      When you get colonized, like England colonized India, or as the handful of European nations colonized African countries, it becomes very uncertain whether any kids will reach adulthood as productive adults. So, five just does not seem like enough to sustain you in your later years, and to sustain your community / culture.

      This link has adjusted GDP per capita from 1929 to 2018. It is a very steady growth trend. More people does not make a damper on economic health of the nation. That is a huge lie produced by – guess who – guess who is running all over the globe trying to tell each and every couple how many kids they should have?

      Hiraly Clinton, Bill Gates, Rockefellers, Fords, Margaret Sanger, Paul Ehrlich, Harrison Brown, Michael Mann, etc., etc.

      http://www.multpl.com/us-real-gdp-per-capita/table/by-year

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      • G. Combs says:

        WELL EXPLAINED!

        A curate at Oakwood Chapel UK, Malthus was known for his 1798 essay on population growth. He argued that population multiplies geometrically and food arithmetically; therefore, the population will eventually outstrip the food supply. This has been proven false. Without immigration form Catholic countries to the south, the USA would have negative population growth. the EU is has the same negative population growth and is also importing third world people as a result.

        This is the central tenet of the Dietary Guidelines although the concept has been renamed Sustainability.

        Overpopulation was central in all ofThe Club of Rome’s activities. Three books were important to their message, Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb (1968) and Ecoscience: Population, Resources and Environment (1977) co-authored with John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar, and Meadows et al., Limits to Growth, published in 1972 that anticipated the IPCC approach of computer model predictions (projections). The latter wrote

        If the present growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years.

        Economist Julian Simon challenged TCOR and Ehrlich’s assumptions based on the Malthusian idea of overpopulation

        In response to Ehrlich’s published claim that “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000″ – a proposition Simon regarded as too silly to bother with – Simon countered with “a public offer to stake US$10,000 … on my belief that the cost of non-government-controlled raw materials (including grain and oil) will not rise in the long run.”
        ……….

        WEELLLLLlll
        Ehrlich was correct England no longer exists as an English country.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        That theory doesn’t wash with me. It seems implausible that poor Mexicans are calculating how many babies to have, so that 2.5 of them will reach adulthood. More likely, many are Catholic and do not use birth control.

        Many legal Mexican immigrants continue to have large families after becoming US citizens. They don’t recalculate to adjust for offspring survival patterns.

        There can also be a cultural prowess or pride in having lots of children, which has nothing to do with living in the first world. It’s been an unfortunate problem in the Black community, where baby-daddies have numerous children with multiple baby-mamas, and often no way to support any of them. They don’t do this based on logic or statistics.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          PJ:

          We have long-term data for Mexican Catholics coming from Mexico to the USA, and their family back home in Mexico. It is a very solid trend that those coming over to Texas do not have as many kids as those remaining in Mexico. And, it is not loss of faith. See paragraph and link below as an example of this evidence…

          (However, since 2010, “we” from the Anglosphere have been pushing population control, for people with dark skin, all over the entire planet, including Mexico, and we have really pushed Mexican fertility to be almost at our level.)

          “My findings show that migration from Mexico to the United States is positively selective with respect to fertility. Among the migrants studied, there was a disruption in fertility in anticipation of migration, but a resumption of pre-migration fertility patterns and partial compensation for the earlier fertility loss after migration. Fertility levels among Mexican-Americans appear to be decreasing within and across generations, as immigrants deviate from their pre-migration fertility patterns and increasingly adopt those of whites. Nonetheless, Mexican-American fertility has not yet fully converged with white fertility. Educational assimilation explains a considerable portion of this fertility decline within and across generations.”
          https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol30/24/30-24.pdf

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    • Payday says:

      Which one again is the criminal enterprise masquerading as a country?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The countries established by Spain (also European whites), all seemed to turn into varying degrees of trainwreck.

      So the white thang doesn’t apply, IMO.

      I have hope for Mexico tho (and others in the Americas). Eventually.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Well California Joe, it’s all about genetics. What were natives in Africa, Australia, and the Americas accomplishing at the exact same time Europeans and Americans were composing symphonies, advancing science, art , literature…authoring the United States Constitution? Well, absolutely nothing. Colonialism gave them a huge boost. Look at them now. Is Zimbabwe better than Rhodesia? The Aztecs and native Americans were horrible violent savages and their descendants have taken over Calimexistan.Blacks transferred to ante bellum USA to work on the plantations were way better off than those who stayed in the jungle. Fast forward to 2018…are Chicago ghetto blacks better off than their southern farm worker ancestors or jungle dwellers? Get real NFL kneelers. MAGA/KAG!

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      • SteveT says:

        The development of the world has more to do with resources than genetics. Try reading “Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond for a very convincing explanation of world development during human times.

        SteveT

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  12. Timmy- the-Ute says:

    TPP will put so much pressure on Canada that half of it’s Providences all it’s territories will ask the United States to annex them.

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    • starfcker says:

      Canada is much closer to splitting in the United States is. The Provinces are very unhappy with the government being run by the two major cities. They are tired of being handcuffed yet at the same time supporting all of that nonsense

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I hope so Timmy If Canadians are going to be abused I hope they have an out.

      I’ve met thousands of Canadians vacationing in the US. They are great people and don’t deserve the raw deal Trudeau set them up for.

      All the big shot Globalists are going to make tons money, they’ve already set-up their pilfering and money laundering schemes. Meanwhile the average Canadian is screwed. Not fair, not right.

      This is exactly why America is $22 Trillion in debt. Same schemes, same scams. Have they started the Real Estate scams yet? Canada will lose it’s pristine land and industries. Worked very well in 2008’s Mortgage Meltdown, just add a market crash and then the populace is in extreme debt.

      Debtors. Debt bondage, also known as debt slavery or bonded labor.

      The Globalists steal everything using corrupt politicians, lawyers, political hacks, propagandist press, pathological liars, and professional thieves and then hand the citizens the bill.

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  13. jeans2nd says:

    Was this a “news” segment on Canada or the United States? Nearly the entire time was spent discussing Pres Trump and the United States. Do the Canadian “leaders” really think they are are going to “best” the Americans on anything??? smh

    Poor Canada. What have they done?

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  14. Sedanka says:

    Could we please see the photo of Canada’s “elite negotiation team” again?

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  15. Randall says:

    I’m not a farmer, so I’m only speculating, but it seems to me that the situation is even worse than described, because the multinational ag corporations control both sides of the commodity pricing equation. The farmers have no choice but to sell to the multinational corporations at a price far below that of an actual open and free market. Therefore, these terrible trade deals cost the consumer while punishing the farmer. Without these deals, it’s possible that consumers would pay less and farmers would earn more!

    That news woman had no clue about anything she was supposed to be reporting on, but she never missed an opportunity to disparage Trump. Apparently, that’s what she gets paid to do.

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    • sundance says:

      Your speculation is accurate. What you outline is one of the major points of synergy between U.S. President Trump and Mexican President Lopez-Obrador.

      AMLO comes at it from an angle where Mexican farmers are exploited. Trump comes at it from an angle where Wall Street corporations manipulate the market (trade). Both leaders converge their agreement in exactly the same place.

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      • starfcker says:

        Yes. Often overlooked in farming or any other productive business, if your options for selling your product are limited to a monopoly distributor, they will pay you what they want, and in the case of perishables your options are severely limited.

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      • Drake Passage says:

        Correct me if I am wrong. I have read that the ranks of the independent Mexican farmers ha ben reduced to 20% of the pre NAFTA levels..

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        • G. Combs says:

          You are correct. Here is the article:
          Small Farmers And The Doha Round: Lessons From Mexico’s NAFTA Experience

          Import CHEAP US tax payer supported corn. Bankrupt small farmers. Trans-nationals move in and buy up farmland. EXPORT food to the USA.

          This has been used over and over again by the elite. They DO NOT WANT SMALL INDEPENDENT FARMERS!

          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
          ” The Socialist Revolution in the US cannot take place because there are too many small independent farmers there. Those people are the stability factor. We here in Russia must hurry while our government is stupid enough to not encourage and support the independent farmership.” ~ V. Lenin, the founder of the Russian revolution

          1921 “Food is a weapon” ~ Maxim Litvinov, Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs

          1932 to 1937 “The Collective Farm Policy was a terrible struggle, Ten million died. It was fearful.” ~ Joseph Stalin

          1934, “[Our] future is becoming visible in Russia.” ~ Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Rexford Tugwell

          September 1995 “Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize.” ~ Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. Stated at the UN’s 4th World Conference on Women: Beijing, China. h ttp://ngin.tripod.com/280702c.htm

          >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          The Scottish highland closures drove farmers into UK cities and factories.

          The Committee on Economic Development here in the USA DECIDED to do the same to American’s small farmers and drove independent farmers into US cities to provide cheap labor for factories right after WWII History, HACCP and the Food Safety Con Job

          The EU when they took over Poland did the same to Poland’s farmers. They even SAID it was their plan!
          The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside
          “The first thing that struck us was the fact that out of the twelve people sitting in the room at the European Commission, not one was Polish. I explained to the attendant body that in a Country where 22 percent of the working population are involved in agriculture, and the majority on small farms, it would not be a good idea to follow the same regime as had been operated in the UK and other EU member countries, in which ‘restructuring’ agriculture had involved throwing the best farmers off the land and amalgamating their farms into large scale monocultural operations designed to supply the predatory supermarket chains. You could have heard a pin drop.

          After clearing her throat and leaning slowly forward, the chair-lady said: “I don’t think you understand what EU policy is. Our objective is to ensure that farmers receive the same salary parity as white collar workers in the cities. The only way to achieve this is by restructuring and modernising old fashioned Polish farms to enable them to compete with other countries agricultural economies and the global market. To do this it will be necessary to shift around one million farmers off the land and encourage them to take city and service industry jobs to improve their economic position. The remaining farms will be made competitive with their counterparts in western Europe.”

          There in a nutshell you have the whole tragic story of the clinically instigated demise of European farming over the past three decades. We protested that with unemployment running at 20 percent how would one provide jobs for another million farmers dumped on the streets of Warsaw? This was greeted with a stony silence, eventually broken by a lady from Portugal, who rather quietly remarked that since Portugal joined the European Union, 60 percent of small farmers had already left the land. “The European Union is simply not interested in small farms,” she said….”

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…Therefore, these terrible trade deals cost the consumer while punishing the farmer….”

      It is MUCH WORSE than that. The WTO/UN saddled farmers with REGULATIONS including here in the USA. The regulations are so bad I can not sell my goats and sheep at auction because I MUST be inspected by the USDA.

      (I kicked the B1tch off the property. BTW she is directly responsible for the e-coli outbreak at the NC state fair years ago — Dirty thermometer from infected cows shoved up the butts of the petting farm animals. — Long story in which I got the blow by blow from the targeted victim petting farm.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        They effectively put you out of business or you had to sell at alternate markets at lower profit?

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        • G. Combs says:

          They effectively put me out of business. The cost of complying with the regulations are such only large scale farms are profitable.
          I wrote this many years ago before ‘they’ used that petting farm to convince people we needed the Food Safety Modernization Act that that [self-censored] Senator Burr co-sponsored.

          He put in that Act the WTO YOKE around American Farmers necks.
          SEC. 404. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.

          Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.

          ….
          To grow tomatoes or own an animal, do you want to deal with red tape, fines and inspection by international inspectors as farmer in Brazil just did? Do you want the ONLY food available grown by multinational Corporations?

          Consider a choice between a product Certified by Underwriters Laboratories or ISO certified? Which has actually been tested by an impartial third party? In 35 years as a Quality Lab Manager, I have yet to work for a company who did not falsify quality data, and many were ISO certified  Do you really want to bet your life on falsified data?

          Entities outside of the USA are now gunning for our right to farm. FDA and USDA are in the process of implementing Regulations written by WTO OIE, FAO,ISO the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION, and other international groups. These new Regs do away with USDA and FDA inspection and TESTING of foreign products and rely on “tracability” and “written procedures” instead.

          According to the World Trade Organization: “Measures to trace animals…to provide assurances on…safety ..have been incorporated into international standards… The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures…AIMS TO ENSURE THAT GOVERNMENTS DO NOT USE QUARANTINE AND FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS as Unjustified trade barriers… It provides Member countries with a right to implement traceability {NAIS} as an SPS measure.”

          This is the real fight for our lives.

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          • Maquis says:

            Hmmm…. Zero’s first act was to criminalize backyard gardening. The skinny Islamist Communist Kenyan knows the value of starving a population.

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            • G. Combs says:

              Yes,

              https://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/then-they-came-for-the-roquefort/

              I can not find the article by a lawyer who has fought “commerce clause” cases that I bookmarked but this gets the same point across:

              “…But in Wickard v. Filburn (1942), the Court said the “commerce clause” extends to local intrastate activities which “affect” interstate commerce, even if the activities aren’t “commerce”! The Court also asserted that Congress has power to regulate prices of commodities and the practices which affect such prices!

              Thus, if you have tomato plants in your back yard for use solely in your own kitchen, you are “affecting” “interstate commerce” and are subject to regulation by Congress. The court’s reasoning is this: If you weren’t growing tomatoes in your back yard, you’d be buying them on the market. If you were buying them on the market, some of what you bought might come from another State. So! By not buying them on the market, you are “affecting” “interstate commerce” because you didn’t buy something you otherwise would have bought. See? And we have to stand up when these people walk into a room!

              Charles Evans Hughes (Chief Justice,1930-1941) said the Constitution is “what the judges say it is.”…”

              So yes, the federal government CAN NOW come after your garden!
              😡THANKS Senator Burr. 😡

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              • WSB says:

                The Commerce Clause is a complete farce.

                In the 18th century, the word ‘regulate’ was defined as ‘to make regular’. Congress was to make interstate commerce easy and regular. The founders certainly did not have this crap in mind, IMHO.

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            • Michael Todaro says:

              But his obese, ugly wife Manchelle never missed a meal. MAGA/KAG !

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          • Robert Smith says:

            What about those neighborhood collective gardens that seems to be in fad – Illegal if you try to sell a tomato? Nothing should hold over American Law.

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            • G. Combs says:

              One lady who was active in the ‘Farm Wars’ was shocked when the Feds told her it was ILLEGAL to give her Lasagna, make with her own goat milk cheese, to her son because he was an adult living off the property!!!

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  16. So interesting that Japan protects it food production from foreign competition.

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  17. Doug Amos says:

    Chunky Freeland was voted Newswoman of the Year in Canada for burying the bully Trump in the NAFTA renegotiations. What else else do you need to know about anything reported by the Canadian media?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The Canadians might soon get tired of that type of winning all the time.

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      • yucki says:

        Those who are “tired of that type of winning” are finding it harder and harder to be heard. The press is govt-mouthpiece, alternative media increasingly criminalized for dissent.
        Very scary, the Iron Curtain is descending on our kin to the north.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          As it is here. Just a little over a year ago, the initial Twitter trending of ReleasetheMemo (?) had a real effect. I think they made sure that doesn’t happen again.

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  18. Fools Gold says:

    CaNada GDP 4th quarter 2018 a whopping 1.9 % ending the year at 2.1%. Sound familiar? You’re doing it wrong Canadians…just saying

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Vietnam has been estimated to benefit most from TPP. Recent annual GDP growth is 8.3%. VN GDP growth has not been below 8.3% in over 20 years. MAGA/KAG !

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Correction : I meant VN GDP growth has not been below 3.3% in the last 20 years. 8.3% current growth is correct. Statistics not even necessary. It’s obvious all over the country. MAGA/KAG! (Now just keep the American leftist, agitator, SJWs in jail or completely out of the country)

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  19. GSparrow says:

    I wonder if the CBC person that chose this show’s guest was fired.

    “International trade lawyer” Mark Warner answered the questions factually and clearly rather than with the positive political spin that was likely anticipated by the CBC host. Thus, as SD pointed out “each time the question of Canadian consumer benefit is raised you’ll note there aren’t any.” Warner even states that “import quotas benefit processors” and not consumers and other bogus trade issues not favorable to consumers.

    “Exfiltrate the wealth of a targeted host nation” is a great descriptive line that I will use in the future but this site’s red line spell checker doesn’t seem to have “exfiltrate” in its incomplete data base. It appears most dictionary publishers also need to update their exfiltrate denotations.

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  20. William Ford says:

    We need to realize that as soon as Trump is out of office:
    1. The next POTUS will take the USA into TPP.
    2. They will quickly restore the NAFTA loophole to the new agreement.

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  21. Don says:

    The Asians aren’t interested in Canada’s beef, they are probably more interested in seafood off the coastal areas. Meanwhile Japan sells more cars tariff free.

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  22. Pete says:

    So Trudeau was really successful promoting his election promise of “No Canada, you’re last” Congrats Canada!!

    Thank you Pres Trump for getting us out of that deal 👍

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  23. railer says:

    South Korea was never a part of TPP (and doesn’t appear to be joining this newer agreement either). That was the first cue that TPP was a bad deal for the US, that the Sorks were out and were even making trade agreements with China instead of joining TPP, all while the US has 40,000 military personnel on the ground defending South Korea. It was a mess.

    Poor Canada, the multinational corporatists and globalists are hurriedly trying to breathe life into this dead TPP horse. The smart play would be to do what the EUSSR is doing, and wait for the US to work though the various bilateral agreements it’s tussling with, and then get into multilateral agreements where and how they fit, within a MAGA construct. Those old German industrialists down in the Black Forest aren’t as stupid as Trudeau, apparently.

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