Chrystia Freeland Is Misleading Canadians About Aluminum Quotas

“It’s pretty evident to me that Canada has agreed to quotas on unwrought aluminum without telling the public,” says expert.

Yesterday, the United States announced they would rescind the 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum.

The move was spun as a huge win by Chrystia Freeland, who held a press conference and basked in media attention.

And while the end of the tariffs on Canadian aluminum are certainly a good thing, it appears Freeland is misleading Canadians.

Freeland repeatedly said that Canada ‘didn’t give up anything,’ trying to portray the move as a US surrender on tariffs without Canada having to do anything in return.

However, it increasingly appears that Freeland’s words don’t match up with reality, according to a recent report:

“Jesse Goldman, a lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais, said the Canadian government’s position on Tuesday could even be seen as an agreement with the U.S. to limit Canada’s aluminum export market.

“It’s pretty evident to me that Canada has agreed to quotas on unwrought aluminum without telling the public,” he said, adding that public intervention might be required to avoid future tariffs.”

The report also notes that while Freeland said “Canada does not accept quotas,“the new thresholds set by the U.S. fall well below monthly trade, which could kneecap Canadian manufacturers and kick off a new round of uncertainty for the industry.”

In short, it appears Freeland and the Trudeau government have indeed tacitly accepted quotas.

If it was really true that Canada doesn’t accept quotas, then Freeland would have moved forward with retaliatory tariffs on US aluminum.

She didn’t, and instead accepted the US quotas.

The most likely scenario here is that Freeland gave in to the US behind the scenes, and they simply allowed her to save face by falsely claiming Canada didn’t concede anything.

Of course, the US also made a concession in ending the tariffs, so they will claim a win as well.

However, the long-term impact of this will mean less Canadian aluminum going to the US, which is a net win for the US government, and a net loss for Canadian industry.

Once again, Freeland talks a big game with the corrupt media backing her, but fails to get actual results for Canadians.

Spencer Fernando

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Del

Stuff Made in Canada or Product of Canada or any of the Provinces creates the hated Liberal pollution, even aluminum. Their solution is to reduce or shut down Canadian industries. Why do the Liberals and their supporters have such a deep visceral hatred for Canada? Have they ever done anything right?

Garlet Farlett

Say it ain’t so!?! The lib’s lying to Canadians?? I’m shocked I tell you.. Aren’t you shocked? For I, for one, am shocked………..

NancyW

If our country would just start again, and make what we need for Canada right here as we have all the necessary raw materials. Then these stupid kind of announcements and playing these stupid lying kind of Anti Canadian mass politics could have tariffs and quotas put on them by working Canadians in the private sector.

lois norstrom

Let’s face it until the USA has Canada, under trump, in their back pocket, nothing good will come from our relationship with the states.

Dale

The only reason Canada still exists is because of the USA. Trudeau I would have turned Canada into Cuba II back in the 70s . . . even Jimmy Carter would have stopped the little tyrant and of course Reagan was very direct with Justin’s commie father. It was Obama that helped get Trudeau II elected, he sent his Social Justice F’book warriors to help his buddy Justin. Some say election fraud was rampant . . . The tariffs were a result of Canadians fencing Chinese Aluminum & Steel into the US as Canadian Product . . . much like… Read more »

Ron Shaw

Yes , how strange it is that these quota details come to lite now . Maybe look into
the rest of the slimy details that are not so good for Canadian fair trade . This past move by Trumps negotiators may have been a way , by which the US is exposing our queen negotiator , namely Christina Freeland , God’s apparent gift to Canadians , and supposed negotiator . Me thinks she’s a fraud .