Canada Begins First Steps Toward USMCA Ratification….

Chrystia Freeland has presented the initial procedural process for  the Canadian Parliament to take up a bill to pass the USMCA.  However, the Canadian window is short, if they don’t ratify the trade pact by the end of June, the Canadian parliament will go into legislative recess until after the general elections October 21st, 2019.

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada took a first step toward ratifying the new North American trade agreement on Monday just three days ahead of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Ottawa to discuss the passage of the treaty.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland presented what is known as a “ways and means motion” to the House of Commons, which opens the way for the formal presentation of a bill.

The United States struck deals on May 17 to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, removing a major obstacle to legislative approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trilateral trade deal to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. (read more)

It will be interesting to watch what happens.  Factually and ideologically, throughout the entire trade discussion, the Trudeau administration has put anti-Trump politics ahead of the Canadian economy.  The economic stagnation in Canada is a direct result.

On-one-hand Princess Freeland and Prince Sparkle Socks need to get their economy back on track; however, that means proceeding with ratification of the USMCA which is against their ideological interests.

On-the-other-hand Freeland and Trudeau do not want to support President Trump in any manner or form. The hatred of Trump is palpable and visible. Their hatred of Trump, and public pronouncements therein, is also part of their re-election strategy.  They want to run for re-election using the “orange-man-bad” resistance approach.

However, with the scale of investment withdrawal from Canada if they don’t ratify the USMCA Trudeau won’t have much of an economy left to manage…. And that becomes a problem for Justin/Freeland and their ideological best friend Nancy Pelosi.

After all the 2017 and 2018 shenanigans pulled by Freeland and Trudeau; and specifically after their G7 stunt last year; President Trump is essentially done with them – I doubt President Trump would even take a call from Justin from Canada.  And forget about USTR Robert Lighthizer…. he’s a thousand times more angry than Trump.

The U.S. relationship with Canada is fundamentally fractured, destroyed, unrecoverable, so long as Trudeau/Freeland are present and pushing their elitist, globalist, multinational agenda. The relationship is so bad, if a hostile nation was to threaten Canada, it would take some convincing to get President Trump to express any intent to defend.

As a consequence, once Trump arrives back in DC (Tuesday night) Vice President Mike Pence will go to Canada on May 30th to act as an emissary.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to give Trump a win.  Trudeau and Freeland don’t want to give Trump a win.  However, if Trudeau and Freeland don’t quickly ratify the USMCA they’re screwed come October (elections). As a result, ratification in Canada will put Pelosi in a pressured pickle…. and would likely lead to the U.S. House taking up similar ratification.

Amid all the chaos, there’s an apex predator guy who thrives in the fray.  His world-leading economy is firing on twenty-trillion cylinders…. and he’s lining up tankers of boost.

Funny that.

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121 Responses to Canada Begins First Steps Toward USMCA Ratification….

  1. Chuck says:

    I love this stuff!

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Garavaglia says:

    But. .orange man bad…sarc

    Liked by 1 person

    • jc says:

      and Justin from the cold good ….


    • Ready Steady Go says:

      Pelosi Schumer Obama and Kerry told Justin to wait out Trump that he would be impeached by now. Every piece of advice backfired. Justin listened to them and the MSM. He may be dumb but he isn’t that dumb. He got used and he knows it. He won’t be doing pelosi any favors.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Lorraine Kenter says:

        Never underestimate Justin Trudeau’s stupidity and arrogance.

        Liked by 13 people

      • The Demon Slick says:

        Master persuader President Donald J Trump has left them few options. If it isn’t ratified, WE DO NOT REVERT TO NAFTA. No, we revert to pre NAFTA. It’s a built in trigger. Nobody can stop it. Trump is strong here. Very strong.

        Liked by 10 people

        • I love that about President Trump, he always seems to structure his negotiations where he wins no matter what the opposing client does. “Win, Win”.

          Liked by 2 people

        • RLTW says:

          No foreign Country can survive without access to the US economy. The US economy is large enough to manufacture, sell domestically and self sustain. We don’t need the World Economy. The World Economy needs us.

          So let’s do that. Cut the World off. They all hate us anyway. Watch them wither and burn and die. Let them reap the fruits of their democratic socialist endeavors once the United States of America no longer subsidizes them.

          President Trump gets this. He is using global economics to bring our adversaries to their knees. And not one American soldier need die in the process.

          That said…let us raise a parting glass to our fallen brothers on this Memorial Day.

          Liked by 5 people

  3. Mike says:

    Hey Princess Freeland and Prince Sparkle Socks–can you say “checkmate”?

    Liked by 3 people

  4. sturmudgeon says:

    My siblings are in Canada… they will not even READ anything positive about Trump… so, you can imagine picturing them with their hands over their ears when I attempt to introduce them to the facts.

    Liked by 14 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      Sorry about your liberal siblings in Canada, however many of us Canadians are better informed than that. Sadly just saw bobble head on our evening news, all in black talking about the USMCA and actually being honest saying we depend on the US for our business, we have worked so hard yada yada and we hope to get it quickly resolved. Scared much Chrystia Bye Bye come October. Justine seems to have disappeared, maybe in the woods.

      Liked by 10 people

      • livefreeordieguy says:

        Maybe Justine will bump into Jim Comey in the woods… Or Hillary… Like you, Donna, many of my Canadian friends know far better than to fall for Trudeau’s nonsense. It is reprehensible that Trudeau, Freeland and Pelosi hate President Trump more than they love their countries.

        Liked by 4 people

        • scrap1ron says:

          People like True-doh, Chrissy, and Crumbs love their globalist financed bank accounts more than the US and Canada. They sell their services to the highest bidder and couldn’t care less about the destruction they cause to the rest of us, as long as they’re in charge.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Paul from Canuskistan says:

      Mine too

      Liked by 2 people

      • Dekester says:

        It’s our Media. I am close to throwing a brick through the t.v. At our local McDonalds. All day negative PDJT.

        Utterly contemptible. All of them !

        Decades of us accepting the propaganda, that passes as news.

        PDJT has exposed them all.

        God bless a PDJT.

        Liked by 6 people

    • Ready Steady Go says:

      You would never know it by POTUS has higher approval ratings than Justin macron may Merkel etc etc. You would never know it listening to the MSM but Trump’s 46 percentage is quite good.

      Liked by 4 people

      • livefreeordieguy says:

        And probably understated, Ready… Maybe 51% or 52% with high probability voters…

        Liked by 2 people

        • Yy4u says:

          I wld say 56%. Most of us either refuse to be polled or lie. Happened in Brexit, happened in 2016 election. POTUS wasn’t kn ballot in 2018 and so many “Repub” reps (like mine) distances themselves from Trump. Like Twinkle Toes from Canada they thought Mueller wld take him out. Now they are all scrambling.

          Liked by 2 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      There are some things I like there, but if I never have to buy milk in a bag again, that would be great.

      Liked by 7 people

    • laurie5106 says:

      I’m a Canadian who supports Trump and agrees wholeheartedly with his policies and I’m not the only one. Anyone with half a brain can see how progressives are becoming increasingly radicalized and if they get in power it will be the end of the freedom of individuals. Trump is winning this fight and I doubt anyone else could have. I especially like how he is taking China task.

      Liked by 2 people

      • cali says:

        @laurie5106: Hi Neighbor – nice to meet you! 🙂

        Trudeau – spawn of Castro – doesn’t have a choice because he is in a pickle. Frank Guistra selling uranium from the Kazakhstan mines he owns received some help from Trudeau himself to ship into Syria via Iran.
        Freeland and her sugar daddy Pinchuk also had a hand in the uranium one deal.

        There are some damning scandal just about to surface about this duo they don’t really have a choice but sign the trade agreement.
        If they think that they’ll be re-elected they duly suffer from delusions of grandeur. Freeland and Trudeau are in a heap of trouble.
        After all being one of the 5Eyes they did their part interfering in the 2016 election. The current investigation by Huber in Utah of the CF is wrapping up. Woe to these two!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Carrie2 says:

      stur, ignorance is NOT bliss and sad to say in Canada and here are many who close their eyes/ears/minds to reality and then complain about the results they get. Canada has a long way to go, but our America has come a HUGE long way back to being the country we were founded to be. I guess still too much English control still in CA. We allowed more than one lousy leader to our WH and thank God we are headed in the right direction again and can only hope that Canadians wake up and do the same. I would hope that surely they don’t to want always to live under someone else’s control and suffer the results thereof.


  5. Life is funny isn’t it?
    Hordes of academia shrinks, opinion hosts on the failing ‘news’ cable networks, Howard Stern, the guy down the street who overfills his trash container every week,

    Mocking and ridiculing our own warrior, VSGPDJT as being an out of control narcissist who needs therapy,

    But correct me if I’m wrong, I’ve noticed that the most self absorbed, arrogant narcissists are the small minded, petty skulkers who think no one notices their childish passive/aggressive attacks that they couch in protestations of concern

    It worked on their parents and professors (they think) so that they always got what they wanted as long as they were willing to soil themselves and beat their head on the concrete floor long enough,

    Maybe it’s the brain damage?
    I don’t know, but they are lock birds somewhat aren’t they?
    Flocking together

    Liked by 13 people

    • Baby El says:

      This is a fantastic opportunity to see history. If you want to understand the mindset of the Third Reich, it is right in front of you; laid bare for all to see…

      Liked by 3 people

  6. mikebrezzze says:

    She’s having a plate of cold fried crow right now!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Margaret Berger says:

    Orange Man my kind of Badass.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    It isn’t Canada foot dragging that’s a deal killer. It’s our own Congress… and I don’t mean just dems.

    Liked by 11 people

  9. DJT2020 says:

    How many times has Trump set up a win win? It’s amazing. Ratify or not it’s a win

    Liked by 9 people

  10. Suzanne says:

    Hopefully Sundance will be able to find and share Manny’s take on this from the Canadian perspective. I wonder how “woke” the average Canadian is with regard to the extent that these ideologues are screwing them over?

    Liked by 1 person

  11. America, it is always a difficult choice we could either WIN and go pre-nafta, or WIN and go USMCA. Plus as a double win, democrats hate a USA win.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Kathy says:

    Oops … sorry … this was a reply to MIKEBREZZZE upthread (about cold crow).


  13. Father of 3 Gen Zers says:

    Trudeau approval rating is dismal and most polls are going to favor him if they could. The result of not helping their economy would be devastating. It doesn’t matter about President Trump. Canadians I talk to joke about Trudeau in very negative terms.

    “Trudeau – 36% approve, 63% disapprove
    …Just 9% of Canadians strongly approve of Trudeau, while 23% moderately approve. So, among those who approve of him, most of that approval is lukewarm.

    However, a whopping 47% of Canadians strongly disapprove of Trudeau, along with 18% who moderately disapprove. That means almost half of Canadians are strongly against the PM, compared to fewer than 10% who are strongly for him.”

    Liked by 14 people

  14. Nigella says:

    Nancy will never bring it up for a vote.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Maquis says:

      She gives him a win now, hoping the memory of it fades soon, or she gives PDJT a huge fluffy hammer for 2020 and he’ll use it effectively and brutally.

      Liked by 7 people

    • rah says:

      I think you may be correct Nigella. The prune is already under so much pressure from her own radicals and the press to impeach that I suspect she can’t afford to give even a hint of a win to the POTUS.

      Liked by 1 person

    • dd_sc says:

      I suspect you’re right. Appears the Democrats would rather see the economy crash and burn with the hope of ruling over the ash heap.

      Liked by 3 people

    • snarkybeach says:

      Last week, debbie dingall never answered Maria’s question about voting against jobs in her district (no on USMCA).

      Liked by 1 person

    • ATheoK says:

      You mean there is a Nancy in the Senate?
      That’s where treaties are ratified.

      Liked by 2 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      If it’s a Treaty…..that requires ONLY Senate Affirmation.

      Liked by 2 people

      • SHV says:

        IIRC, USMCA will be “Fast Track” approved or not. “Fast track agreements were enacted as “congressional-executive agreements” (CEAs), which must be approved by a simple majority in both chambers of Congress.”


    • Baby El says:

      Interesting piece here – liberal rag that says NAFTA benefits the US.

      Written in 2008, it references candidates ob and witch and questions whether they could withdrawl from NAFTA.

      As NAFTA is ‘an executive agreement and not a treaty’, future president ob would certainly have the authority to withdrawl.

      Therefore, our VSG could withdrawl from NAFTA and create the USMCA under the same framework that allowed NAFTA to be created.

      Don’t need the bumbling Nan.. (agree w/ Nigella, she would NEVER allow a vote!!)

      Liked by 2 people

      • woodstuff says:

        This is interesting. The *method* of withdrawal / change from NAFTA has been unclear to me.

        I need to research your quote: “As NAFTA is ‘an executive agreement and not a treaty’, future president ob would certainly have the authority to withdrawl.”

        Some others here in CTH are saying that it is a treaty. I haven’t heard much on the legal aspect of it.


    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Oh she might if we were to do what they are doing in Brazil right now,
      TheLastRefuge Retweeted
      ‏ @RealMAGASteve
      2h2 hours ago

      Conservative Brazilians took to the streets in #Brazil to support President @jairbolsonaro b/c the parliament is trying to stop his reforms.

      Look at the huge crowds supporting Bolsonaro. Would we deliver if Trump called for huge protests to support him?

      Liked by 1 person

  15. GB Bari says:

    Canadian economy and current polls must be pretty dismal for those two (Trudeau & Freeland) in order for them to even be considering this move. It’s difficult to imagine them going forward without demanding something in return that they know will really rankle PDJT.

    Liked by 1 person

    • donna kovacevic says:

      They are desperate, anything and everything in order to get re-elected and screw Canadians to the tilt. Nope not gonna work, we refuse to vote for you. Please pray for us. God Bless PDJT.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Redzone says:

        Donna, since you are from Canada, did Trudeau get out of the SNC-Lavalin scandal or at least take some political damage?

        Liked by 4 people

        • Peppurr says:

          Well…he took a whopping blow what with the SNC-Lavalin, but. now he’s starting to creep up.My concern is that the Conservative Opposition doesn’t have a strong enough leader to win over a majority. We need a fighter in there.

          Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        I also have the same question as Redzone. Did the Canadian MSM completely exonerate Trudeau from any interference or obstruction? Rather jaw dropping if that recording produced no consequences for the Premiere or the gentleman pressuring the AG in the tape.


    • Robert Smith says:

      Are you saying they would try to reopen negotiations on USMCA? That would be a short conversation.


      • GB Bari says:

        I’m saying I wouldn’t put it past them to stupidly try something to leverage their signing the agreement and to “get over” on PDJT and “show their superiority.” They’re morons.


  16. Elric VIII says:

    Trudeau is stuck between a rock and a very hard place. It’s going to be agonizing for him to stop accepting all those Chinese dollars and rebuild a real Canadian economy. Likewise, giving President Trump a win is going to be catastrophic. I don’t see him being re-elected. I think he’ll take the Chinese money and retire. Canadian economy be damned.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. The Gipper Lives says:

    Bill Ayers should pen “Dreams From Mi Padre” for Justin. That might help, si?

    Liked by 5 people

  18. dd_sc says:

    Team Trudeau ratifies USMCA now to hopefully get re-elected, then keep their fingers crossed for a big Democrat win in 2020 to revert to the pre-Trump economic model.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. trapper says:

    It will be interesting to watch this play out. Generally leftists are willing to watch their economies crash and burn, their people starve in the streets, rather than abandon their flawed utopian ideologies. Witness Venezuela. What will these Canadians do? Pool time. Get your money out.

    Liked by 1 person

    • John Bosley says:

      I have a gut feeling Trudope is going to stall for as long as possible.
      Make it look like to the MSM that he is actually doing something.
      He will use the MSM in his pocket to hide this and run out the clock.
      It is going to take a lot of Conservative voices screaming from the rooftops about what he is doing just to get some of the Electorate to clue in.
      The MSM will run their linebackers through the Conservatives to shut them up.
      If Trudope can rig enough of the election through fake ballots and other shenanigans he may just pull a squeaker of a Minority Government with shared power with the Greens or the NDP.
      All hell will break loose among the little people, they just may take to the streets a la Frances Yellow Vests.
      Of course, it is just a gut feeling.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Baby El says:

      Witness 30 years in America. Leftists will gladly trade the souls of their country for a defensible narrative.


    • dd_sc says:

      Not just the Canadians. What will the Uniparty do?


  20. Stillwater says:

    So what happens if Mexico and the U.S. ratify the USMCA but Canada doesn’t? Does that mean that after the clock expires Canada reverts to pre-NAFTA and Mexico and the U.S. continue with the new USMCA agreement?


  21. Doppler says:

    How do Hispanic voters poll on USMCA? My impression is that the new President of Mexico is a fan.


  22. cthulhu says:

    Aide comes in to Trump’s office, saying, “you have a call, sir — Justin from Canada on the line.” VSGPOTUSDJT replies, “put him through.” “Hey, Biebs! When is your next album coming out? *pause* Oh, it’s you.”

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Query says:

    The US left and World left are in a state of shock.
    They logically and with great evidence assumed that because the left had long ago captured the educational Institutions, the kids were theirs. They expected 40 years of engineered compliant socialists, forelock tugging internationalists, Constitutional haters with daddy issues and identity SJW collectivists would deliver them the USA permanently. They believed they were now default America.
    Then suddenly out of a cloudless sky…..

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Robert Smith says:

    If Canada and Mexico are a go, them Democrats have very little to stand on.

    They do need to say that they have done something for the 2020, even though they would only be saying ratifying not modifying


  25. Dennis Leonard says:

    Sundance,really that is their problem,they never have been able to defend themselves,knowing big daddy USA shields them,
    ” The relationship is so bad, if a hostile nation was to threaten Canada, it would take some convincing to get President Trump to express any intent to defend.”

    Liked by 1 person

  26. ATheoK says:

    Just another Prince Twinkie and princess Barney planned failure.

    “They want to run for re-election using the “orange-man-bad” resistance approach.”

    After the EU elections, that strategy is a winner, Not!

    It does sound like P&P plan to have the treaty ratification fail or justy fails to sign the ratification.
    Bad news for Canada at the rate they are hemorrhaging investment monies.

    As Sundance points out, all USA economy cylinders are firing and the rate is increasing. Plus Trump is setting it up for long term performance.

    Meanwhile, every country that has signed a trade treaty with the USA has strongly benefited.
    None of this will be lost on Canadians.

    Does Canada have a saying like “Run out of town on a rail”?
    The rail is traditionally a split fence rail, lots of splinters and sharp corners.
    Often those in America who got run out of town on a rail were first tarred and feathered.


  27. Baby El says:

    Princess Sparkle Socks
    – FTFY

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Seriously every picture I see with that air-headed woman in it makes me want to slap my computer screen. If you look in her ear you can see a sign that says “space for rent.” What a dopey look she has. And he’s no better. Dopey and sleepy. Welcome to Canada! Jeeez!


    • InAz says:

      @ Deplorable Canuck


      Gave me a good laugh. Thank you. And I also feel the same way toward Freeland. (Too bad her ideaology does not match her name. )

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Paul Gallant says:

    Here in Canada the Fabian Socialist Trudope is toast. I speak with middle class, working feminist women and they are done with him. Turning on his gifted indigenous attorney general / minister of Justice was the last straw. Keep in mind however we don’t vote for a national leader “prime minister” we vote for a party in our riding and the party with the most members elected gets to form either a majority or minority government with the leader of the party becoming Prime Minister. That said you still have knuckleheads that will vote for the Liberal Party member in their riding even though they do not like the party leader Trudeau. The Liberal Party owns the press and if he loses it will be history making because the liberals always get elected for two terms before they screw things up so bad that the conservative party then wins an election. Then the press attacks the conservatives incessantly while they are trying to clean up the liberal mess and they are out after one 4 year term. And on and on it goes. The press is lying about the third party the socialist NDP, The NDP are more popular than the press is indicating and they pull votes from the liberals not the conservatives. I will be surprised if his own party doesn’t oust him before the fall election? One more misstep by little sparkle socks (he is Fidel Castro’s son by the way) and his own party calls for a leadership review and they shitcan the little globalist elitist and pick a new leader come election time. look for that in late August. So sad as our economy could be booming right now riding on the MAGA wave if a conservative government was in charge.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. beaujest says:

    Sparkle Sox former roommate a Pedo !


  31. William Warburg says:

    Like the MSM in the USA, it is impossible to believe the media in Canada. Trudope gave them $565 million to divy up and most of them are located in Montreal or Toronto. (Lots of tunnel vision and bias.) Fortunately Trudope’s alure has turned into a morass of tarnished incompetance from his scandals, idealistic stupidity and arrogance. He also lost the women, Ontario, Quebec and a few other Liberal (same as democraps ) strongholds due to his “pie in the sky” green policies, Paris accord, TPP, carbon taxes, uncontrolled spending, stagnant economy and lack of direction. The voters will be sending him for a long vacation soon. He and Macron can go visit Merkel while others try to clean up the messes they leave behind. Or he can visit some of his friends when they move to Guantanamo Bay since he loves Cuba so much. In the meantime, we can all support the day of prayer on June 2.


  32. Jake says:

    You seem to forget that Justin has friends in the Trump admin named JAVANKA.
    Trudeau will definitely try to ratify the USMCA. He won’t go into an election without a trade deal.


    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Would you mind clarifying this,
      ” Trump admin named JAVANKA.”


      • Query says:

        Well, ‘Javanka’ is a combination of Jared and Ivanka. You know their relationship to the Don, I take it. They are global warming believers, who would be politically naturally some version of a NYC Democrat if Dad wasn’t President. They don’t like lots of PDJT’s allies.
        Jared probably should stay away from the mid West / South while campaigning for PDJT in 2020.


  33. dayallaxeded says:

    Won’t their TPP overlords scuttle any USMCA agreement that closes the back door for Chinese goods/parts?


  34. Ospreyzone says:

    I’m all for getting the USMCA moving forward however, there is a detail in this treaty that really gives me pause. It seems to give digital “platforms” (in reality content editors) such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., free reign to censure anything they want going forward with full protection under the law.
    The language is in Article 19.17 of the Digital Trade section. How in the world do you think this language got in there? Here’s the link. Especially read 19.17.3.

    Click to access 19_Digital_Trade.pdf

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  35. Alligator Gar says:

    Please do not get too excited about the MAGA-ness of this “USMCA” trade deal, dear friends.

    The USMCA is supported by the Tom Donohue of the CoC (here’s your link, I know you will require it):

    and it advances the UN Agenda 2030, one-world government, gender-equality for all types of gender dysphorias, labor unions, and the destruction of US sovereignty (those proofs are in the main link to the New American article).

    This main link is a reprint of a New American article on the matter. I have been a longtime (over 40 years) New American reader and I trust their reporting more than most to be PRO-AMERICAN.

    FTA (All language following is taken from the article referenced above. NONE of the following language is mine. Quotations within the following language are taken from the USMCA text as cited in the article itself as can be seen if linking into the article as provided.):

    “Article 23.3 of the USMCA’s Chapter 23 obligates each country to “adopt and maintain in its statutes and regulations, … the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.” It is unclear how such provisions could conflict with states that have “right-to-work laws,” potentially opening the door to their abolition or repeal either through the USMCA’s implementation legislation or a future decision from a USMCA dispute resolution panel.”

    “[U]nder Article 23.12, . . . in other words, if a man applies for a job and goes to the interview dressed as a woman with a demand to be addressed as if he were a lady and demonstrates even the mildest aptitude to do the job, the employer would be required to hire that individual or risk a lawsuit. Unfortunately the same protections are seldom applied to victims of “Christophobic,” or anti-Christian, discrimination.”

    “[C]hapter 23 of the USMCA could also serve as a beachhead for a cross-border migration invasion similar to that experienced in the European Union. In language that is virtually identical to that found in the TPP, Article 17.5 of Chapter 17 of the USMCA states: “No party shall adopt or maintain … a measure that … imposes a limitation on … the total number of natural persons that may be employed in a particular financial service sector or that a financial institution or cross-border service supplier may employ … in the form of numerical quotas or the requirement of an economic needs test.” Article 23.8 on “Migrant Workers” requires each country to “ensure that migrant workers are protected under its labor laws, whether they are nationals or non-nationals” of the country they are residing in.”

    The USMCA also contains language that will undoubtedly be exploited to merge the three countries into a regional economic union, much like the EU — language that non-globalist Republicans fought against in the past. . . Chapter 30 of the USMCA establishes the creation of a “Free Trade Commission,” which is broader in scope and power than the original 1994 NAFTA Free Trade Commission. According to Article 30.2, the USMCA reads, “The Commission shall:

    (a) consider matters relating to the implementation or operation of this Agreement;

    (b) consider proposals to amend or modify this Agreement;

    (c) supervise the work of committees, working groups, and other subsidiary bodies established under this Agreement;

    (d) consider ways to further enhance trade and investment between the Parties;

    (e) adopt and update the Rules of Procedure and Code of conduct; and

    (f) review the roster established under Article 31.8 (Roster and Qualifications of Panelists) every three years and, when appropriate, constitute a new roster.”


  36. Rightaroundtheblock says:

    So rare you make an error Sundance that I nary ever feel the need to correct, BUT this one is of such a fundamental nature I am compelled to right your line. Here’s the fix:

    On-one-hand Princess Freeland and Princess Sparkle Socks need to get their…

    Sorry to nitpick, I suspect a simple typo rather than fooled by the eyebrow.


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