Trudeau Signs Revised NAFTA Deal, But Tariffs On Canadian Steel & Aluminum Still In Place

Doubts about the agreement have risen as Canada’s auto sector struggles despite claims that sector would benefit from the NAFTA revision.

Justin Trudeau signed the revised NAFTA deal (AKA USMCA), as doubts about the deal continue to grow.

One of the key selling points of the agreement – which had been heavily hyped by Trudeau and the Liberal government – was that it would stem the flow of auto sector jobs leaving Canada and the US and heading to Mexico and China.

Unfortunately, that appears not to be happening.

General Motors recently announced that they are leaving Oshawa Ontario entirely, and are shutting down four plants in the United States.

However, their global restructuring didn’t include factory closures in Mexico or China. To many, it feels like a betrayal, and it has raised further doubts about the deal.

In addition to the auto sector, the tariffs on Canadian steel remain in place. The Trudeau government had been trying to push for those tariffs to be removed before signing the deal, but once again surrendered to the Trump Administration.

That’s been a repeated pattern from Trudeau, who talks tough against Trump but does everything possible to help the US at the expense of Canada, including his carbon tax which sends jobs and investment south, and his restrictions on the Canadian energy industry, which makes Canada beholden to the US market, and thus lets the US get tons of our oil at a devastating discount.

So, while Trudeau will try to spin the signing of the deal as ‘another win,’ the reality is that Canada keeps losing under Trudeau’s ‘leadership.’

Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor

He is a dimwitted traitorous bastard that should NEVER have been PM

Brian Dougan

Freeland has vanished. Maybe she’s still having a nappy on the floor of her master’s office?

S Willis

This whole mess with the trade deal is 100% Trudeau’s fault and never needed to happen. We would have easily had a fair deal had Trudeau not tried to inject his nonsensical SJW and feminist bs into it, along with trying to capitalize on the Canadian TDS to garner votes. China left him standing at a dead mic and a half dark room in what was supposed to be his big press conference when he tried it there. He wanted to be seen as the victor slaying big bad Trump. That little peon’s judgement and decision making brings noting but… Read more »

Brian MELLOR

AS Trump’s usual views of Trudeau of being very weak says a lot in how no deal has been reached on tariffs.

Ed Peeebles

JUSTIN THE JERK HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LOSER AND IT MUST ADD TO HIS DISTORTED SELF-IMAGE WHEN HE SIGNS SOMETHING FOR CANADA ?