Scheer Slams Trudeau’s “Economic Failures” As NAFTA Nightmare Looms

The Trudeau government has squandered any sense of national solidarity that once existed.

When NAFTA negotiations began, many people across the political spectrum presented a united front with the Trudeau government.

The Liberals could have made effective use of that, by negotiating in a common sense, rational way that was focused on Canada’s best interests.

Instead, the Trudeau Liberals embarked on a far-left virtue signalling tour where they gave lectures, tried to throw in elitist and leftist ‘negotiation points’ that had nothing to do with trade, and acted as if they had unlimited leverage.

Predictably, it’s failed miserably, and the moment of national solidarity has clearly ended. On Twitter, Andrew Scheer – who was once willing to provide some political cover to Trudeau on NAFTA – slammed the failure of Trudeau’s ‘strategy.’

“Thanks to Justin Trudeau, Canada is on the outside looking in while Canadian jobs hang in the balance. His economic failures have ruined Canada’s bargaining position and jeopardized thousands of jobs.”

Scheer is correct that thousands of jobs are now at risk because of Trudeau and Freeland’s ineptness. And while some have criticized Scheer for tying himself to close to Trudeau on NAFTA, it’s also true that the Conservatives would have been extremely unlikely to have pushed all the virtue-signalling that Trudeau did.

In fact, the Conservatives (along with many others) were carefully criticizing Trudeau for months and months as his virtue-signalling approach started shifting the relative positions of Canada and Mexico when it came to the attention and ire of the United States.

Now, the challenge for the Conservatives will be to explain to Canadians what they would have done differently, and make the case that Justin Trudeau’s arrogance, virtue-signalling, and incompetence represents a massive threat to Canada’s economy.

Spencer Fernando

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Juan Galt

And what would Soy Boy Scheer accomplish in negotiations with POTUS since he too supports supply management?!

Brian Dougan

Exactly Juan. Also; why were the conservatives “carefully criticizing” Trudope for months? The cons should have had the “gender parity” party bleeding, and against the ropes. Why the passive”careful” criticism?? It’s three years past time for some good ole street fighting. Memo to Sheer: Drop your dam* gloves, and give your sleazy opponents a good thrashing. Show no mercy. Prove to us you are more than a grinning Pillsbury Dough Boy.

Gonzo the Magnificent

Funny…Pillsbury Dough Boy!

Grant Goulet

“Soyboy” may be fitting for the sitting PM….Not Scheer. Check the meaning.

Grant Goulet

What they would have done differently…..staff the negotiating team with representatives with the acumen to negotiate (not snowflakes); .not injected any self-righteous virtue signalling into business negotiations and not publicly backstabbed Trump after an agreement in principle. That’s a guarantee.