Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose
By 1%, 46% have no problem to move on without Canada
I'm sure when Canadians hear Canada is being asked to give up media to us giants and the likes of fox news Canadians will be fine with no deal too.
Trudeau says no to U.S. demands in proposed NAFTA deal to buy Canadian media
ROBERT FIFE OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he would not sign a renegotiated NAFTA deal that allows U.S. news giants to buy Canadian media, or accede to American demands to kill a binding mechanism for settling trade disputes.
Canadian officials tell The Globe and Mail that U.S. negotiators have been pushing to remove cultural exemptions from the North American free-trade agreement, which could allow U.S. media companies, such as FOX News, to buy majority stakes in newspapers and television and radio stations.
Canada would walk away from the table rather than allow that, Mr. Trudeau said on Tuesday.
“It is inconceivable to any Canadian that an American network might buy Canadian media affiliates, whether it is a newspaper or television stations or TV networks,” Mr. Trudeau told reporters in Surrey, B.C., where he made a transit funding announcement. “It would be a giving up of our sovereignty and our identity, and that is something that we will not accept.”