Liberal fortunes on the hook if Trump follows through on tough talk to scrap former NAFTA deal
By Les WhittingtonDec. 5, 2018
If USMCA is approved by Congress, Donald Trump claims he fixed a bad trade deal. If not, he blames the Democrats for the damage to the industrial and agricultural sectors.
U.S President Donald Trump, pictured after a USMCA signing ceremony with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 30 in Argentina, says he will force Democrats to approve the new deal by ditching NAFTA. White House photo by Shealah Craighead
OTTAWA—It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump doesn’t like rubbing shoulders with other world leaders, many of whom probably don’t go out of their way to hide their distaste for the U.S. president.
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The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
The risk for Andrew Scheer is that the Liberals will try to connect Doug Ford to Andrew Scheer and then try to connect that to hidden agenda, that’s not flattering to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives,’ says Nik Nanos.