Ottawa rolls out school buses for U.S. and Mexican NAFTA negotiating teams

Unable to block book a large number of rooms in one centrally located hotel on short notice, the Canadian government, which is hosting the third round of NAFTA talks, has housed the visiting negotiators in a variety of hotels around the national capital and even across the river in Gatineau, Que.

It used yellow school buses to transport them Saturday from their hotels to the venue for the talks.

And it served them boxed lunches.

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  • Mark

    Canada is back!

    • Bla Bla

      LOL

      Too funny!

    • Alain

      It is more the Liberals are back, but I got your point.

  • Buses? Really?

    • Alain

      That and boxed lunches are only part of it. Consider the make-up of the negotiating team from Canada and that gives a better idea of the farce.

    • ontario john

      I hope all the bus drivers provided, comply with all the gender equity and global warming requirements.

  • richard

    Those guys couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery.

    • Maggat

      Or a BJ at a fag convention.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    This reads like a “Our Gang” skit from 1934.
    NAFTA is going out of business and we have to save it!
    I know, let’s put on a show!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0eca4b4852c0c60b449890e736021c93360d72254fafd5235f79c1f8dd3299e.jpg

  • Martin B

    Mexico – Mexico! – is much better organized than Shiny Pony’s Canada. Think about that.

  • Exile1981

    All the limos and charter buses are already booked by the gov’t for bringing ‘refugees’ from the border to luxury hotels.

  • ontario john

    The government probably spent its entire travel budget on Trudeau.

  • tom_billesley

    Too many delegates. Each country should be restricted to one bus-load. Hangers-on are only there as ego boosters. It is easy to set up secure communications to the home country for consultation with their minions. Make the chairs uncomfortable and the deal will be done more quickly.

  • marty_p

    Makes perfect sense to me – save money on Govt business – use saved money to buy more Canada Goose jackets for refugees.

  • simus1

    Shining Pony is pretending he is going to buy a handful of fighter jets from Boeing. With that ace up his sleeve he knows he can get any trade deal he wants from dumb Trump.

  • Watchman

    Same approach if you want to minimise the duration business meeting: nobody is allowed to use a chair – everyone must stand. If you put everyone up in five star hotels, personal chefs and limousines what incentive is there to arrive at a decision except to get back home to family?

  • Maggat

    Boxed lunches, halal or haram? Or who give a damn as long as IQ80 has colourful sox.