Skip to comments.On NAFTA, Canadians wonder if they’ve been outmaneuvered by Trump
Posted on 08/29/2018 7:31:51 AM PDT by mandaladon
OTTAWA Shortly after his election in late 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Canada is back, promising a renewed Canadian presence on the world stage.
Trudeau has taken political hits since then for minor lapses, such as a luxury family holiday visit to a Caribbean island and an ill-fated trip to India, but his biggest challenge, just a year before Canadians go to the polls, has come from the leader of Canadas longtime military ally and economic partner.
Now, Canadians worried that their government has been sidelined in crucial trade talks and may be forced to back down on important economic issues, having been outmaneuvered by President Trump and possibly sold out by an erstwhile Mexican ally.
Several rounds of tense discussions about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) culminated Monday in a trade pact that excluded Canada, prompting Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to cut short a trip to Europe and dash to Washington for the first trilateral trade talks with the United States and Mexico in five weeks.
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Hahaha he trusted the Mexicans not to sell him out.
Or perhaps more accurately, we were getting screwed by Mexico in more ways than one, and needed to fix that side of the problem first.
Justin Trudeau outmaneuvered by Trump?
Color me shocked
Does the bear poop in the Canadian woods?
No need to wonder.
America is BACK, Baby! MAGA before all else. The rest of the World is more than welcome to join us...but you’ll have to learn to walk behind us or beside us. America no longer, ‘leads from behind.’
Elect a moron like Goldilocks, expect to be outmaneuvered. It is just that simple.
Where will Turdeau get his prosthetic eyebrows?
“outmaneuvered by Trump”
Not possible. The TV told me that Trump is stupid, mentally unstable and easily manipulated.
Remember that a big selling point of NAFTA was that it would alleviate illegal immigration? Like that ever happened.
Maybe now, a better plan
They better sit at the table if they want to participate. Stop playing girlie Trudeau games.
Trudeau is standing....asking his advisers....what the heck happened here? Did I miss something? I thought we had Trump cornered.
The problem here is that they need this agreement signed, and once signed...Trudeau has to go and explain how he failed with his anti-Trump policy.
That’s the negotiating team? Or is that a school teacher taking her high school class for a sight seeing trip?
MAGA impacts our economic enemies, while it helps America.
The elite leaders of the rest of the world need to learn how to choose wisely! Canada/Fidel’s son chose poorly:
Trudeau sent his best Student Council ,LOL
Light weight Trudeau couldn’t maneuver his way out of a wet beg.
paper that is.
The Canadians still think they hold some high ground by focusing NAFTA on climate change and gender equality issues ...
Trump be like build those factories, import and export those raw materials and cars, drop your protectionism.., or get off my lawn
Seriously. Trudeau counted on Mexico to have his back?
What a rube!
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