Letting China take sensitive Canadian national security companies and paying $10.5 million to Omar Khadr could cause serious doubts with our closest ally.
For some time, the Trudeau government has known that NAFTA renegotiation with the United States were upcoming. Considering the fact that Canada is seen positively by most Americans, the Trudeau government didn’t have to do much to put us in a good position heading into the talks.
Only a few truly extreme actions – such as risking national security by letting China takeover a sensitive company that does business with the U.S. Military, and giving $10.5 million to someone who admitted to fighting for Al Qaeda and throwing a grenade that killed an American – could have caused serious doubts heading into the NAFTA talks.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Justin Trudeau has done.
He and his government have shown that their sympathies lie more with insane political correctness and doing the bidding of China than with our ally the United States, and he is willing to put Canadian jobs and Canadian national interests at risk to push his own extreme agenda.
Only someone who is a total fool, or is willfully destructive would think that giving the money to Khadr wouldn’t enrage millions of people in the United States.
And who would think that Canada would fare better in trade negotiations after showing a willingness to let China buy up even the most sensitive Canadian national security companies – including Norsat?
As I wrote in June, the U.S. expressed serious concerns about the Norsat deal:
“The decision by Justin Trudeau to let China-based Hytera buy Norsat, a Canadian company that counts “the U.S. Department of Defence, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army, the Irish Department of Defence, the Taiwanese army, the aircraft manufacturing company Boeing and major journalism outfits including CBS News and Reuters,” as among their clients, is generating a massive backlash.”
A U.S. security official said “Canada’s approval of the sale of Norsat to a Chinese entity raises significant national-security concerns for the United States as the company is a supplier to our military. Canada may be willing to jeopardize its own security interests to gain favour with China.”
When it comes to security, Trudeau distanced Canada from the United States to get closer to China. That is a big mistake.
With that already increasing concerns in the U.S., Trudeau then ordered the government to pay Omar Khadr $10.5 million, and did so in a way that blocked Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris from being able to challenge it.
That was a direct insult to two citizens of our closest ally (not to mention the U.S. Military), and it was done to benefit someone who fought for Al Qaeda.
If someone was purposely trying to damage Canada’s negotiating position ahead of NAFTA talks, they would have done exactly what Justin Trudeau did.
Justin Trudeau is solely to blame for those decisions, because he leads the government that made those decisions. Neither the Khadr payment nor letting China take Norsat could have been done without Trudeau’s approval.
It is essential that we spread this truth far and wide, because the Trudeau government is engaged in a pathetic attempt to shift blame for any weakening of our NAFTA negotiating position onto the Conservatives by saying the opposition shouldn’t be talking about the Khadr payment.
It’s a despicable effort to avoid responsibility, but much of the elitist establishment media is already playing along.
That’s why the truth matters so much here: Justin Trudeau’s choices are responsible for any weakening of our NAFTA position, and no amount of lies from him and his government can change that.
Justin Trudeau still hasn’t learned that true leaders take responsibility for their decisions, rather than blame others for them.
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