FUREY: Trudeau’s progressive agenda causes cracks in his trade deals strategy

Earlier this year, the Liberal government’s approach to renegotiating NAFTA was getting nods of approval from across the board. It was hard to fault them then. Even before the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s team was getting in on the ground floor.

Holding meetings with the transition team. Reaching out to governors. Industry associations. You name it. They wanted to set the tone as early as possible, getting the facts out there on how interwoven many of our cross-border sectors truly are and scoring allies everywhere they could.

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  • Old Guy

    Will the end of NAFTA be the beginning of end of Liberal rule in Canada?

    Higher prices, lower profits and $20 billion lost production: That’s what life without NAFTA looks like in Canada
    http://www.nationalpost.com/higher+prices+lower+profits+billion+lost+production+that+what+life+without+nafta+looks+like+canada/15634319/story.html

    • simus1

      Doesn’t matter.
      Our standard of living took a huge hit when oil prices collapsed and our dollar dived 30%. Media party found nothing newsworthy about it or the fact that foreign and domestic oligarchs were fully supporting any opposition to the idea of getting more of our oil to tidewater where it would fetch full price instead selling it discounted going south to American semi monopolies.

  • Waffle

    I’m so confused. Why is Anthony Furey giving credence to the meanderings of a fool? Is it because he does not want to be barred from press conferences or from the cocktail party circuit? But no matter, Mr. Dress-Up takes his marching orders from Gerald, doesn’t he? Or is this just another occasion when he has gone rogue . . . again?

  • Linda1000

    I wouldn’t trust the Libturds in Ottawa to negotiate the price of a case of dog food for me never mind a binding for how many years or no exit clause trade deal with economic impact good or bad. I have no confidence or trust in their shady, untransparent borderline dictatorship asinine social justice financial mismanagement to date. In short, our current gang of rogue Feds don’t seem to know what the hell they doing in any area but they are bloody experts in wasteful spending and increasing taxes.

    • Tooth&Claw

      A thousand upvotes for your comment.
      Liberal = Wastrel

  • Cat-astrophe

    The test of a Liberal trade deal is if a snowflake will melt if placed upon the document. If it does, the deal is not satisfactory.

  • Cat-astrophe

    “this idiot genuinely believes he is doing the Lord’s work”
    Perfect caption to the photo.
    It is a big fat coincidence that “He” and his brother Sacha were born on Christmas day.
    He really does think he is the chosen ones….

  • mauser 98
  • One simply does not send a substitute drama teacher to do an economist’s job.