It must be some kind of wonderful to wander through life in a kind of hippy kumbaya haze, making wonderful-sounding proclamations that within your own
head boost your self-image (as such a loving, progressive, fair-minded person), with absolutely no idea that to those listening to you...you sound
like a completely idealistic, naive and solf-important knob - and one who can be taken advantage of with little effort or fear of retribution.
Justin Trudeau, you are a middle-aged feminist flower child who has no business being the leader of a G8 Country...let alone leaving your Ottawa
safe-spaces, to go on the world stage to (think you should) lecture to international political and business leaders.
The world is at a "pivot point" and will fail unless countries embrace free trade and elevate their citizens who have been left behind by
globalization, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Wednesday.
Trudeau delivered that dire, anti-protectionist message to a high-powered business audience at a major international conference in this bustling
southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Trudeau came to the Fortune Global Forum, a Davos-style gathering of the world's business elite, to sell Canada as a good place for foreign
investment, but he went off script and delivered a stern warning about the dangers of allowing protectionism and inequality to flourish.
Apparently Justin thinks that he is going to be able to set the rules for trade talks with China, whereby Canada will be able to dictate to Beijing
what China needs to be doing internally both culturally and economically.
The prime minister made it clear he wants Canada to move forward with the trade talks with China but said there needs to be an agreed
framework that includes progressive elements such as gender, labour rights and the environment.
News flash Mr. Trudeau, if you think that Xi is going to buy into your ideas like "the Federal Government's Cabinet must be 50% female, regardless of
relative experience and qualifications" (because it is 2017...), or that Trade Unions will be allowed to form and go on strike against State Owned
Enterprises...just so that China can ship to Canada (which it already does in massive quantities), and for the right to give Canada free access to the
Chinese market - you truly are in dreamland.
In his speech, he singled out China as a kindred economic spirit, saying it is "well aligned" with Canada to fight for liberalized
Are you trying to kid us Mr. Prime Minister...or only kidding yourself? A Communist state (that recently allowed its leader to consolidate his power
in a way not seen since Mao), that crushes dissent, wants to turn back the clock on internet access and censorship, that forces foreign companies to
remove products and services that will compete with Chinese companies (or would go counter to their communistic controls), that actively engages in
corporate espionage and has zero respect for the intellectual property of non-Chinese entities, is a "kindred economic spirit who wants to "fight for
Why is it then that...
World at Pivot Point
Trudeau's meetings in Beijing with China's top leadership failed to move Canada-China free trade talks forward from a long round of
exploratory talks to the start of formal negotiations.
Hurry on back to Canada Justin, to concentrate on the things that seem to be much more in your wheelhouse. Things like rushing to legalize pot across
the country, paying out millions of taxpayer's dollars to convicted terrorists and other Islamist sympathizers, publically apologizing for all manner
of past misdeeds of Canada (during very different times)...lessons learned from Obama it seems...etc.
I have just one humble request to make of President Trump (because I know he always reads my posts on ATS, ha ha). Please don't punish all of Canada
because Trudeau has ignored your offer to do a bilateral trade deal with the US (to replace NAFTA)...which would basically leave Mexico to fend for
itself (after them having helped to destroy the manufacturing base of both Canada and the US). Please ignore Trudeau's bizarre antics in front of the
Mexican Senate in October - which I expect you took as a personal rebuff (though Trudeau also lectured the Mexicans about gender issues).
Even though, Mr. President, you are embarking on an America-first track and you should always put American interests ahead of all other
considerations...please have a little mercy on Canada, and Canadians, during this time of weakness and inanity in Ottawa. Canadian voters voted for
what they thought would be a younger version of the political tour de force that was Justin's father (who delivered Canada's Constitution), and should
be forgiven for not really understanding that they were actually electing a young high school math/french teacher, who was born with a silver spoon in
his mouth, and who has never run anything larger than a household...and thinks that hugs and smiles will overcome evil and ill intent.
Trade deals, and other such, take years to negotiate, and decades to unravel if unfavourable...so please Donald, do not completely disadvantage an
entire generation of Canadians just because it will be easy to get the win over the limp leader to the North...
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