Instead of answering the questions, Trudeau hid behind talking points.
During Question Period, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked Justin Trudeau for details on the new USMCA.
Scheer asked about the “Buy American” provision, steel tariffs, softwood lumber tariffs, and pharmaceuticals.
He pointed out that all the supposed ‘gains’ being promoted by Trudeau are things that were already in NAFTA.
As Scheer explained, Trudeau didn’t really get any concessions from the U.S., while making big concessions to what the U.S. wanted.
Yet, despite Scheer’s repeated questions, Trudeau refused to give any real answers. Instead, he hid behind talking points.
You can watch the Question Period exchange below:
#QP LIVE: With the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement signed, Canadians need to know what concessions were made by the government and whether Justin Trudeau has a plan to deal with the failure to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada. https://t.co/G9KAtwljwu
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) October 1, 2018
If Trudeau is so afraid of actually discussing specifics, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t actually think it’s a good deal.
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