Looks like Trump has Canada's back!


JLM
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John Ivison: Trump has ‘unusually positive view’ of Canada and things should ‘go well,’ top adviser says | National Post


Justin should probably start listening!
 
Remington1
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Trump is proving to be an action man, which is what most countries need. I've been saying all along that TPP was crap, and NAFTA needed to be changed to benefit more Canadian workers. These free trade deal agreement provided an out for CEO's to move businesses out of Canada/US to save money on labour, all at the expense of Canadian/US workers who need more than $6/ hour to survive. The top 1% have gotten very rich with trade deals. I hear Trump is already moving with XL, I'm starting to like this man more and more.
 
Danbones
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yup...positive signs

like I said before:
the art of the deal is that everyone gets what they need to make it worthwhile
we are 1/4 th of the US's market back and forth
The US needs us to do well to prosper themselves

its that simple
Trump understands and likes winners
and BTW, lb for lb, CANADA is a winner


our dollars are going to drop - the US especially as QE is repatriated, ours will follow.
but if we have our manufacturing back,
we will do fine
if we don't,
we wont be able to afford to inport anything nor will we be able to even keep our own resources
Last edited by Danbones; Jan 24th, 2017 at 11:28 AM..
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1 View Post

Trump is proving to be an action man, which is what most countries need.


Yep, it's amazing how many people can't see that. (I think the A$$hole side of Trump emerges when he's not busy)
 
Danbones
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As long as the a$$hole and us are on the same page
its all good
If you have to deal with everyone's else's a$$holes
who better then an A$$HOLE?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV_q-mVAAA
Team America - Dick$, pu$$ies and a$$holes
(WARNING: extreme common sense)
 
taxslave
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For the most part all our trade deals have just been make work projects for otherwise useless political hacks. Except for the old Auto pact none of them have really benefited Canada.
 
coldstream
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Don't believe Trump has Canada's back. Trump has one agenda.. put America and American workers first.. he does NOT care about Canadian workers, that's our job, the job of the Canadian government.

The so called 'exemption' prospectively offered to Canada on tarriffs is something with a very sinister subtext. If Nafta goes, we are left with the FTA, which preceded it. That, under that idiot Mulroney, entrenched a COLONIAL status on Canada as an exporter of unprocessed raw natural resouces.

We cannot compete with America in terms of economies and scale, and financial resources, without our OWN protective tarriffs. We see that right off the get go, with Trump's approval of the Keystone Pipleline which ships unrefined oil to refineries in Texas. That will happen over and over, unless we find a leadership strong enough to put its foot down.

Justin is such a weakling, so berefit of vision and passion for Canada, that he does not realize the the Trump Presidency places an urgent imperative of Canada to protect and reintegrate its own industrial economy, and most immediately with respect to primary resource processing, which requires substantial government supported investment.

Trudeau is morally, intellectually and patriotically unfit to manage the challenge.. in fact he's too stupid too realize there is even a problem.
Last edited by coldstream; Jan 24th, 2017 at 02:02 PM..
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Don't believe Trump has Canada's back. Trump has one agenda.. put America and American workers first.. he does NOT care about Canadian workers, that's our job, the job of the Canadian government.

Unusual isn't it? Past US administrations watched jobs go overseas and shrugged their shoulders. It wasn't their job... it wasn't their kids jobs.
 
Nick Danger
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Well, we've got our own "trump" card. We've got lots of water and they're running out.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

Well, we've got our own "trump" card. We've got lots of water and they're running out.

LMAOooooooo

I've heard that water threat for years now in here. You aren't going to do a thing but sell it to us if we want to buy it.

We're running out of water...Don't be foolish.
 
Nick Danger
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

You aren't going to do a thing but sell it to us if we want to buy it.

Clever boy, you got that one surrounded in a hurry. Get your cheque-book out.
Last edited by Nick Danger; Jan 24th, 2017 at 02:27 PM..
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Don't believe Trump has Canada's back. Trump has one agenda.. put America and American workers first.. he does NOT care about Canadian workers, that's our job, the job of the Canadian government.

The so called 'exemption' prospectively offered to Canada on tarriffs is something with a very sinister subtext. If Nafta goes, we are left with the FTA, which preceded it. That, under that idiot Mulroney, entrenched a COLONIAL status on Canada as an exporter of unprocessed raw natural resouces.

We cannot compete with America in terms of economies and scale, and financial resources, without our OWN protective tarriffs. We see that right off the get go, with Trump's approval of the Keystone Pipleline which ships unrefined oil to refineries in Texas. That will happen over and over, unless we find a leadership strong enough to put its foot down.

Justin is such a weakling, so berefit of vision and passion for Canada, that he does not realize the the Trump Presidency places an urgent imperative of Canada to protect and reintegrate its own industrial economy, and most immediately with respect to primary resource processing, which requires substantial government supported investment.

Trudeau is morally, intellectually and patriotically unfit to manage the challenge.. in fact he's too stupid too realize there is even a problem.

care has ZERO to do with it
he needs our markets and supply chain as well as raw materials too
as I said if the repatriated dollars do as the astute pundits have predicted
the US won't be able to buy up resources from higher value currencies
our dollar may end up doing better then it has but it will still stay near par at best
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Don't believe Trump has Canada's back. Trump has one agenda.. put America and American workers first.. he does NOT care about Canadian workers, that's our job, the job of the Canadian government.

The so called 'exemption' prospectively offered to Canada on tarriffs is something with a very sinister subtext. If Nafta goes, we are left with the FTA, which preceded it. That, under that idiot Mulroney, entrenched a COLONIAL status on Canada as an exporter of unprocessed raw natural resouces.

We cannot compete with America in terms of economies and scale, and financial resources, without our OWN protective tarriffs. We see that right off the get go, with Trump's approval of the Keystone Pipleline which ships unrefined oil to refineries in Texas. That will happen over and over, unless we find a leadership strong enough to put its foot down.

Justin is such a weakling, so berefit of vision and passion for Canada, that he does not realize the the Trump Presidency places an urgent imperative of Canada to protect and reintegrate its own industrial economy, and most immediately with respect to primary resource processing, which requires substantial government supported investment.

Trudeau is morally, intellectually and patriotically unfit to manage the challenge.. in fact he's too stupid too realize there is even a problem.

On economies of scale, BC can't compete with Ontario either. Interprovincial tariffs, anyone?
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

On economies of scale, BC can't compete with Ontario either. Interprovincial tariffs, anyone?

how about transfer payments to balance inter provincial trade instead
I think that's part of the job of a national government to figure that out
since votes come from all the provinces
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

care has ZERO to do with it
he needs our markets and supply chain as well as raw materials too
as I said if the repatriated dollars do as the astute pundits have predicted
the US won't be able to buy up resources from higher value currencies
our dollar may end up doing better then it has but it will still stay near par at best

Unless we bring industry back to Canada, all the jobs and wealth creation will go south. The U.S. does not need Canada's markets, and without an industrial base, unless we start making things again, starting with refined petroleum, steel, processed primary metals and lumber.. we won't be able to afford what America produces.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

how about transfer payments to balance inter provincial trade instead
I think that's part of the job of a national government to figure that out
since votes come from all the provinces

So why not just do that on a world scale?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

Clever boy, you got that one surrounded in a hurry. Get your cheque-book out.

Sure we'll pay as always. Just don't get foolish.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

So why not just do that on a world scale?

that would be globalism
nationalism - good
globalism - bad


Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Sure we'll pay as always. Just don't get foolish.

i have been building for american money for years
best thing ever
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post


i have been building for american money for years
best thing ever

You sound like you'd be a great partner!
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

that would be globalism
nationalism - good
globalism - bad




i have been building for american money for years
best thing ever

Then I can do you one better than nationalism. Provincialism. Or how about localism?
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Unless we bring industry back to Canada, all the jobs and wealth creation will go south. The U.S. does not need Canada's markets, and without an industrial base, unless we start making things again, starting with refined petroleum, steel, processed primary metals and lumber.. we won't be able to afford what America produces.

We'd have to rebuild. All Free Trade did for a lot of folks was send nice new machinery southward when the Union put wages out of hand or management wanted the stuff to replace out-dated stuff in the States
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Yep, it's amazing how many people can't see that. (I think the A$$hole side of Trump emerges when he's not busy)

No, the a$$hole side of the Dumpster emerges because he is an a$$hole. I've been watching this clown off and on for about 40 years and his narcissistic personality has remained the same.
 
davesmom
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Unless we bring industry back to Canada, all the jobs and wealth creation will go south. The U.S. does not need Canada's markets, and without an industrial base, unless we start making things again, starting with refined petroleum, steel, processed primary metals and lumber.. we won't be able to afford what America produces.


I agree. Canada has dumped its agriculture industry and its manufacturing. It has become mainly a tourist attraction with a fairly decent service industry. In a way, it is a 'bedroom' community for immigrants who come here to get citizenship and a passport then go back 'home to return only long enough to retain their citizenship and collect benefits when it pleases them.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Then I can do you one better than nationalism. Provincialism. Or how about localism?

sure
I'm plenty lo cal

but I am all about flavor!
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

Well, we've got our own "trump" card. We've got lots of water and they're running out.

Military Indestrial Complex meets frozen North. Canada can pay the bills if fortified as in the frortress North America considerations. Resistance is futile. Fortress North America the last stand of DEMOCRAZY.

wE WILL PRAY FOR aLIENS INTERVENTIONS, INTERGALACTIC RELIEF EFFORTS. ICEBURGS THREATEN ATLANTIC SHIPPING, THE HEAT IS U

Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1 View Post

Trump is proving to be an action man, which is what most countries need. I've been saying all along that TPP was crap, and NAFTA needed to be changed to benefit more Canadian workers. These free trade deal agreement provided an out for CEO's to move businesses out of Canada/US to save money on labour, all at the expense of Canadian/US workers who need more than $6/ hour to survive. The top 1% have gotten very rich with trade deals. I hear Trump is already moving with XL, I'm starting to like this man more and more.

Trump is pulling back the American front lines, an ordered retreat, maybe

Is Trump pure Holly-Wood or the real thing? I don't know.
 
Danbones
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if the US needs more water they can just wring out some of their beers
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

if the US needs more water they can just wring out some of their beers


It's the lead problem
 
Danbones
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naw
we can turn LEAD into GOLD!
just make it into BULLETS!

seriously
the answer was right in front of everyone the whole time
can't understand why they don't get how easy that is.

that is why the guy who discovered the recipe for gun powder, the magic sauce, was considered the last great alchemist:
the hunt stopped there
 
darkbeaver
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The agrements are already signed,when they declare war the amaro I think becomes money and the contest begins, stamping out evil
 
Durry
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Canada builds more cars than it sells to Canadians, so I'm sure Trump will want cars destined for America to be built in America.
Parts are built in both countries.

If Canadians and particularly immigrants purchased domestic cars, we would be assured of a healthier auto industry.

Japan, Korea nor Germany have US cars or not many.

That should read these countries have NO US cars