The Liberals are trying to take credit for things we’ve had for 25 years said Poilievre.
In Question Period, Pierre Poilievre ripped the Trudeau Liberals for “backing down to Donald Trump,” and “capitulating.”
Poilievre said the Liberals “can’t point to any victory on ‘Buy America’,” and failed to get rid of tariffs on Canadian steel & aluminum tariffs.
In response, Chrystia Freeland then claimed the Conservatives were the ones who wanted to ‘capitulate.’
Poilievre pushed back, saying the Liberals capitulated on auto exports, copyright, pharmaceuticals, and dairy, while getting nothing in response.
You can watch the Question Period battle below:
The Liberals backed down to Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/ep43VogP1D
— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) October 1, 2018
Liberals claim the deal is a ‘win,’ but Canada didn’t actually get any gains, and made big concessions.
It’s a point many have made, and it could be seen in Freeland’s final answer where she said “we got” Chapter 19 for the softwood lumber industry.
Of course, Chapter 19 – the dispute resolution mechanism – already existed. So the Liberals are taking credit for things that already existed, while being totally unable to point to any new wins. And unsurprisingly, the media refuses to make that point.
We can only conclude that Trudeau and Freeland failed in the negotiations, and made one-sided concessions without getting anything in return.
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