President Trump terminated the two-decade old NAFTA trade deal Monday; unveiling a new pact with Mexico and putting increased pressure on Canada to yield to American demands in upcoming negotiations.
The Commander-in-Chief announced the new US-Mexico Trade Agreement from the Oval Office Monday afternoon, hailing the bilateral pact as “one of the largest” deals in history.
The move places new pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has threatened a potential “trade war” with President Trump after he unleashed a crippling round of sanctions against foreign-produced steel.
Pres. Trump discusses Canada while announcing US-Mexico trade agreement:
“Frankly, the easiest thing we could do is tariff their cars coming in … I think we’ll give them a chance to probably have a separate deal. We could have a separate deal or we could put it in to this deal” pic.twitter.com/GfeJ26Rmq6
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 27, 2018
“I think with Canada, frankly, the easiest we can do is to tariff their cars coming in. It’s a tremendous amount of money and it’s a very simple negotiation. It could end in one day and we take in a lot of money the following day,” Trump said.
“Canada plans to continue to negotiate, but would only sign a new agreement that is good for the country, a spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Trump said he would talk to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau soon,” writes Reuters.
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TRUDEAU IN TROUBLE: Canada Poised to Place REFUGEES in HOTELS as Crisis Escalates
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to come under fire this week over his government’s seeming inability to tackle the nation’s swirling refugee crisis; floating a proposal that would place the migrants in hotels throughout the country.
During a last-minute press conference, Trudeau’s critics lashed out at the policy; demanding answers over how many refugees will be placed in hotels, where the hotels will be located, and who will foot the bill.
“The reality is that Justin Trudeau has failed on all of these fronts. Frankly, I believe the Prime Minister has ruined what was once a fair and orderly system that focused on protecting the world’s most vulnerable and aiding their integration into Canada,” said one conservative member of Parliament.
“This is because since January 2017, over 30,000 individuals have illegally crossed the border from the United States into Canada and subsequently claimed asylum in our country,” she added.
Neither Minister Hussen nor Minister Blair can tell us how many people will be put in hotels after crossing the border. #CIMM
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) July 24, 2018
TRUDEAU IN TROUBLE: Canada Struggles with ‘BORDER CRISIS’ Weeks Before Election
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other officials throughout the country are facing a growing outcry from residents to clamp down on illegal immigration into the nation, with some local politicians suggesting building a “border wall” to keep out migrants.
According to Fox News, officials in Quebec and other Canadian provinces are demanding tough action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants entering their country from the United States.
“This situation has created political tension across Canada, with conservatives laying blame for the ‘crisis’ squarely at the feet of Justin Trudeau’s government. Shortly after President Trump took office, the Canadian prime minister issued a now-infamous Tweet saying that all refugees would be welcome in his country, with the hashtag #WelcomeToCanada,” writes Fox News.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Voters in Quebec head to the polls October 1st and immigration is already shaping-up to be the hot-button issue this election.
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