Giving up the exemptions for Canada’s cultural industries would be tantamount to giving up Canadian sovereignty and identity, Trudeau said in Vancouver
…The prime minister also said his government won’t sign an updated free trade accord with the U.S. and Mexico if the deal doesn’t continue exemptions for Canada’s cultural industries, which aims to protect Canada’s publishing and broadcast industries.
That too was entrenched in the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal that preceded NAFTA. Giving up the exemptions would be tantamount to giving up Canadian sovereignty and identity, Trudeau said.
“It is inconceivable to Canadians that an American network might buy Canadian media affiliates, whether it’s newspapers or TV stations or TV networks,” he said.
“So we’ve made it very clear that defending that cultural exemption is something that is fundamental to Canadians.”
The Liberal government is negotiating NAFTA for its friends, not for you and I. First it was the Dairy cartel now its “Cultural exemptions”, code dressed up as patriotism for protecting the broadcasters and media cartel from competition. This will ensure the press continues to fellate Justin.
Personally I believe the media is now working to ease the impact of Team Trudeau’s anticipated failure to negotiate a deal.