If a peace of sorts does not break out over the next year, and the American-driven tariff hostilities continue unabated, the prime minister may face hard questions as to whether he made a fool’s bargain.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Oct. 1, 2018, walking up to Parliament Hill after holding a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are defeated in next fall’s federal election, it will almost certainly not be on account of their management of the NAFTA file.
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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.