TRADE TROUBLE: Trump Tweets “Canada Must Wait” On NAFTA Deal

Says “deal with Mexico is coming along nicely,” revealing that Canada now has ZERO leverage in NAFTA negotiations.

US President Donald Trump has confirmed concerns that Canada is on the outside looking in when it comes to NAFTA.

With the U.S. & Mexico meeting repeatedly for bilateral NAFTA talks, Canada has been on the sidelines.

Now, Trump says Canada will have to wait on a NAFTA deal:

“Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman. Canada must wait. Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!”

It seems pretty clear what Trump’s strategy is: Threaten the destruction of the Canadian auto industry unless the Trudeau government makes massive concessions on supply management.

This demonstrates that Canada now has ZERO leverage in NAFTA negotiations, something I’ve been warning about repeatedly ever since the US & Mexico started meeting without Canada.

And as I’ve noted in the past, the Trudeau government totally blew their opportunity to get a bilateral deal when the U.S. was only angry at Mexico.

That gigantic error has left Canada in a horribly weak position, as Mexico wasn’t nearly as foolish as Trudeau was. Mexico is working to get a good deal with the US – doing what’s best for their own citizens.

Unfortunately, it will be the Canadian People who pay the price for Justin Trudeau’s incompetence.

Spencer Fernando

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