There can be no real free trade with a Communist State full of government-controlled predatory corporations.
Despite the clear danger to Canadian workers and consumers, the Trudeau government is still pushing for ‘free trade’ with Communist China.
According to the CP, International Trade Minister Jim Carr “says while Canada is in talks with China on a number of fronts, he insists efforts to promote deals involving individual sectors would not preclude the opportunity for a wide-ranging trade agreement between the two countries. Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade agreement.”
Amazingly, Carr appears to be falling for China’s rhetoric on free trade:
“Carr said Canada and China also discussed a recent meeting on World Trade Organization reform, hosted in Ottawa without either the U.S. or China. China understands the need to hold an initial meeting without them, Carr said. “The Chinese are absolutely committed to a world system that’s rules-based, and I thought that’s also very positive.”
The problem here is that China’s pattern has become so obvious that everybody should be able to see through it. China publicly talks like they support ‘rules’ and ‘free trade,’ but then impose extremely protectionist measures at home, restricting foreign investment and demanding intellectual property transfers.
It’s such a consistent pattern that Carr has to be willingly trying not to see it.
The Trudeau government’s obsession with a ‘free trade’ deal with the Communist State is disturbing. China has already said that part of any ‘free trade’ deal would include being able to send workers to Canada – almost certainly at far lower wages than are normally paid here.
Canada would also become vulnerable to China’s tactic of flooding markets with cheap products through state-owned companies that can afford to take losses in order to destroy competition in other countries.
We must not let that happen. There can be no true ‘free trade’ with a nation ruled by a Communist Party, where all companies are under the control of that party, and do the bidding of the Communist State.
So long as China is ruled by the Communist Party, Canada should NEVER sign a free trade deal with that country.
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