难得的团结一致MPs unite to condemn Trump's tariffs, verbal attacks

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  2. MPs unite to condemn Trump's tariffs, verbal attacks
    NDP motion backs Liberal government's position, supports supply management
    MPs set aside their partisan stripes today, uniting to adopt a New Democrat motion to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's trade tariffs and verbal attacks, and to respond with steep duties on American products.

    The symbolic motion from NDP trade critic Tracey Ramsey called on the House to "stand in solidarity" with the Liberal government in its decision to retaliate against "illegitimate" tariffs imposed by the U.S. government on steel and aluminum imports. She said it is critical to stand in unity at this "difficult moment in time."

    The motion also rejects disparaging personal attacks by U.S. officials, saying they "do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute."

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    The motion also also says MPs "remain united in support of Canadian farmers and supply management, which is integral for dairy, chicken, turkey and egg farming."

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    Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc responds during Question Period to Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen's question regarding the escalating trade war between Canada and the United States. 1:25
    The united front comes after an extraordinary weekend in international diplomacy. After his decision to impose tariffs on Canada was criticized in public by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que., Trump berated Trudeau on Twitter, calling him "dishonest" and "weak." A number of top Trump officials continued the tirade on national television over the weekend.

    Chief presidential economic adviser Larry Kudlow described Trudeau as a double-crosser who had betrayed the U.S. and weakened Trump's position going in to de-nuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

    Conciliatory tone in Commons
    "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said in another interview Sunday.

    The daily question period in the House of Commons, normally a forum for hyper-partisan exchanges, began today on a conciliatory note. Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen said Canadians watched the weekend's events unfold with "shock and dismay" as Trump hurled insults and threatened more tariffs.

    "We are all Canadians first, and we will stand with Canadian workers and the families impacted by this escalating trade war," she said.

    Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc welcomed the support and said the government will continue to fight for Canada's interests.

    "We will always stand with Canadian workers and thank our colleagues opposite for their support," he said.

    The NDP motion also called on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial" trading relationship with the U.S., and to stand with Canadian workers and communities that depend on trade ties.

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    NDP move motion to stand in solitary against U.S. tariffs
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    MPs vote in favour of NDP MP Tracey Ramsey's motion to stand in solidarity with the Canadian government's plans for retaliatory tariffs against the United States.
     
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    Former Canadian PM Says Don’t Let Trade Dispute ‘Poison’ Canada-US Relations

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that the U.S. and Canada are “the closest partners in the world” and need to focus on how much they have in common instead of focusing on temporary trade disputes.

    ”When we have those disagreements, we keep those disagreements isolated to the issues we’re disagreeing with because on other things…we’re on the same page,” he said. “We’re the closest partners in the world and you don’t want to see one particular dispute poison everything.”

    Harper said he can’t understand why the U.S. is so focused on Canada as a trade threat. “Canada is the biggest single purchaser of U.S. goods and services in the world. It’s not China, it’s not Mexico, it’s not Britain, it’s not Germany — it’s Canada.”

    The former Conservative prime minister who spent almost a decade in office said Trump should ask himself just who is audience is with his anti-Canadian rhetoric. “I don’t think even Trump supporters think the Canadian trade relationship is a problem.”

    Harper said good relations between the two countries is “vitally important” to maintain national security in both countries.

    Speaking to the historic meeting between the U.S. and North Korea, Harper also said although he remained “a skeptic” of North Korea’s intentions, he gave Trump “a lot of credit for bringing it this far.”

    Harper also promoted his new book, “Right Here, Right Now.”

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    Mulroney says he's 'never seen anything' like Trump surrogates' attacks on Trudeau
    Former PM says Canada needs to ignore noise from White House and concentrate on NAFTA talks

    Former prime minister Brian Mulroney said today weekend attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by surrogates of U.S. President Donald Trump were unprecedented — but Canadian negotiators shouldn't let the remarks throw them off their trade strategy.

    Mulroney — who was prime minister when both the original Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement were negotiated — said the Canadian side must not let static from the White House distract from the more serious business of managing the trade relationship with the U.S. and completing high-stakes negotiations on a new NAFTA accord.

    "I've never seen language like this. Least of all from subordinates of the president directed at the prime minister of their greatest friend and ally," he said. "This, I've never seen before. Nor has anybody else."

    Mulroney also said Trudeau's words in the closing hours of the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que. — the ones that seemed to have sent the president into a rage — were hardly unexpected.

    "All Mr. Trudeau was doing was, in a rather gentle way, articulating the position of his government, which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances," he said.

    "So I don't view it as lethal.... International negotiations, they have their ebbs and flows. This is an ebb."

    The former PM said Trudeau would be wise to steer clear of engaging in a Twitter brawl with the president, and added the government's plan to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products is a sensible response.

    "Somebody puts a tariff on your products, you put a tariff on theirs. Now, how it's received on the other side is something else — but that's life."

    Canada-U.S. relations seemed to have reached their lowest point in more than a generation after Trump tweeted Saturday that he was withdrawing support from a G7 joint communique, while complaining he had been blindsided by Trudeau's criticism of U.S. tariffs at a closing G7 news conference.

    As he flew from Canada to Singapore Saturday night, Trump took to Twitter to label Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak."

    Trump's advisers piled on over the weekend, with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro telling Fox News that "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau. Trump's economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested Trudeau's comments somehow made the president look weak on the eve of a summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

    "POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around … on the eve of this," Kudlow said. "Kim must not see American weakness."

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    Published Monday, June 11, 2018 1:57PM EDT
    Last Updated Monday, June 11, 2018 6:52PM EDT


    OTTAWA –Political figures on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are coming to the federal government's defence amid ongoing attacks from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has taken to Twitter several times over the last few days to insult Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and make threats about more tariffs.

    The issue was the first topic discussed during the first question period since Trump and insiders took to social media and major American television networks to dole out public scorn at Canada.

    "While Canadians stand together, President Trump stands alone. American lawmakers and U.S. allies strongly oppose Trump's erratic behaviour against their biggest and closest friend," said NDP House Leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau.

    Longtime Liberal MP and cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc led question period for the government side, with the main ministers who attended the G7 summit not present in the House of Commons.

    Fielding questions from the opposition about finding collective solutions to respond to Trump and both planned and floated tariffs from the U.S. administration, LeBlanc thanked the opposition parties for their backing.

    "We will always stand for Canadian workers and thank our colleagues opposite for their support," said LeBlanc. "We will also work with all members of this House to ensure that the response that our government takes to these unjustified and unreasonable tariffs is measured and proportionate."

    Following question period, the House of Commons unanimously agreed to a motion presented by NDP MP Tracey Ramsey, condemning the U.S. actions given the "longstanding, mutually-beneficial trading relationship."

    The motion has no real teeth, but offers a collective parliamentary backing of the Canadian steel, aluminum, and supply management sectors and support for the Canadian government’s retaliatory tariffs.

    It also and states that MPs "reject disparaging ad-hominem statements by U.S. officials, which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute."

    Ottawa has planned dollar-for-dollar retaliation on the U.S. imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada. These countermeasures amount up to $16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the Unites States, and are set to come into effect July 1. The window for public consultation on expanding or pairing down the final list of products ends this Friday.

    The Trump administration’s condemnation stems from Trudeau’s assertion that Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around."

    He made this comment at the end of the G7 summit during a news conference on Saturday. Not long after Trump issued two tweets calling Trudeau "very dishonest & weak."

    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News on Sunday that Trudeau "deserves a special place in hell" for trying to "stab (Trump) in the back on the way out the door," after Trump left the G7 in La Malbaie, Que., and pulled his nation's support for the joint communique.

    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News on Sunday that Trudeau "deserves a special place in hell" for trying to "stab (Trump) in the back on the way out the door," after Trump left the G7 in La Malbaie, Que., and pulled his nation's support for the joint communique.

    ‘They strung Canadians along’

    On Monday, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman called on Navarro to formally and publicly apologize.

    “This man should apologize not only to the prime minister but to the Canadian people,” Heyman told CTV’s Power Play.

    Heyman, a Barack Obama appointee, added that he believes Trump’s behaviour at the G7 summit is all part of a larger strategy to scuttle NAFTA negotiations.

    “I don’t think they want NAFTA. I don’t think they ever really did,” he said. “I think they strung Canadians and Mexicans along with this.”

    The former ambassador added that he believes the trade fight is causing Republican senators and governors who depend on the trade agreement to finally break ranks with the president.

    “I was always wondering where it would be that the Republicans would start dividing (into) the Trump Republicans (and) what I consider the core global Republicans that I’ve known for so long,” he said.

    “I think we’re starting to see a break here.”

    Canadian leaders, U.S. Senators speak up

    Over the weekend, both Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted their support for the federal Liberals, after Trump's tweets about Trudeau.

    "Divisive rhetoric and personal attacks from the US administration are clearly unhelpful," Scheer said.

    Singh echoed this, chalking Trump’s approach up to "bully tactics."

    MPs speaking to The Canadian Press said they've heard from constituents who are worried about the implications of Trump's assertions, and it's expected the weekend's war of words will be a focus during question period on Monday afternoon.

    On Sunday, Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins took to Twitter, highlighting how many border communities are "truly intertwined," and how it’s a friendship that "must" be preserved.

    Sharing a Politico article about Navarro’s comments, Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake issued a call-out to fellow party members, saying "this is not who we are."

    Speaking to the U.S. levelling of tariffs on Canada and other allies, Flake spoke in the U.S. Senate recently, denouncing the president’s protectionist trade position.

    On Sunday, responding to the messaging from the U.S. administration, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada "does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries."

    Americans are also using the hashtags #ThankCanada and #ThanksCanada to post positive comments about what Canada has done, from hockey to poutine.

    Freeland, Lighthizer keep tweets out of trade talk

    After a rocky G7 summit, Freeland had a lengthy conversation with U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Sunday evening, but the series of tweets were not on the agenda, according to a senior government official.

    "Tariffs, not tweets" were discussed, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    Instead, the two discussed the stalled North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, as well as the exchange of steel and aluminum tariffs.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce rang the alarm Monday about the potential for hundreds of thousands of job losses as the result of Trump’s tariffs, and what could be over a million more if the Americans pull out of the NAFTA deal.

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    Justin Trudeau should send a gift basket to Donald Trump.

    The basket, woven out of Canadian steel and aluminum, could be filled with Kraft Dinner, poutine, a Canada Goose parka and crude oil. And it could be sent to the Capella Hotel in Singapore. That’s where Trump is summiting with Kim Jong Un this week, energized by his layover in Quebec this weekend, where he turned the G7 into a gong show for the ages.

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    U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

    I suppose Trump deserves credit for making an appearance in Canada. It’s clear he would’ve rather killed time in Timbuktu rather than Charlevoix. I’ve seen children looking happier as their sleeves were rolled up inside a flu clinic. Trump doesn’t believe in free trade any more than Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is round. Trump values America’s allies in the same way Meghan Markle now needs Tinder.

    If they ever make a movie about this year’s G7 meeting — and the screenplay should be based on Tonda MacCharles’ dazzling reportage — the mystery would be called G6 Versus T1. It would be a barnburner full of geopolitical intrigue.

    And the hero would be our prime minister.

    I’d like now to apologize for all the rotten things I’ve said about Mr. Trudeau. I take it all back. The next time I’m shopping for hosiery, I will buy him a pair of fancy socks. The next time I’m tempted to criticize his wishy-washy leadership or fixation with celebrity or insufferable obsession with identity politics, I promise to look the other way and instead write about a Kardashian or an insane trend in denim.

    I don’t know what Trump and his bootlicking advisers hoped to achieve by launching vicious attacks on our leader over the last 72 hours. But by calling Trudeau “weak and dishonest,” by suggesting he is a duplicitous backstabber for whom “a special place in hell” is reserved, Team Trump’s flyby smears have now united the world behind Justin Trudeau.

    I’m getting emails from distant relatives I didn’t even know I had.

    The White House has made a hero of our man in office. I haven’t felt this patriotic since Mario Lemieux took a give-and-go pass from Wayne Gretzky and buried the winning goal at the Canada Cup in 1987.

    When Andrew Scheer, Doug Ford and Stephen Harper all feel compelled to publicly stand up for a PM they otherwise suspect is an incompetent stooge who poses for selfies while championing future catastrophes, you know Trump has really screwed up. These attacks are such a boon to Trudeau’s image, a conspiracy theorist might reasonably conclude the prime minister paid millions in secret bribes to get Trump to publicly kick him in the gonads so he could revel in the PR windfall. The only way Trump could’ve made Trudeau look better on the world stage is if he faked choking on a burger this weekend and then let Trudeau perform the Heimlich manoeuvre.

    But what I still don’t understand is Trump’s motivation.

    How could he possibly be outraged by a press conference Trudeau holds during the G7, in which the PM diplomatically parrots points he already relayed to Trump in private? All Trudeau said was Trump’s hardline on tariffs were insulting to Canadians, which they are. He said Canada would not be pushed around, which it won’t. Did Trump think Trudeau was going react to his bonkers protectionist measures by throwing him a birthday party with karaoke and porn stars?

    The other explanation for Trump’s tirade came from Larry Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser. As he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Trump’s attack on Trudeau was less about trade and more about sending a message to Pyongyang: “He is not going to permit any show of weakness on a trip to negotiate with North Korea.”

    Huh? Even that doesn’t make a lick of sense. Instead of being awestruck by Trump’s random bullying of Trudeau, wouldn’t North Korea’s Supreme Leader be gravely concerned by the temperament of a man he once called a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”? If this is how Trump treats his closest allies, why would Kim Jong Un believe anything he hears at the negotiating table this week, especially after Trump has already pulled America out of existing international agreements? If Trump can turn his sputtering rage on Canada — Canada! — what is to stop him from returning to his Little Rocket Man taunts and tearing up whatever agreement may come this week after he’s collected his Nobel Peace Prize and John Bolton is spoiling for war?

    Trump’s needless attack on Trudeau was not a show of strength, as Kudlow and the bootlickers insist. It was proof their boss is a bully with the heart of a coward.

    In one G7 photo that sums up the current world order with depressing poignancy, Trump is sitting in a defensive posture, arms crossed, as German Chancellor Angela Markel leans over a table and glares at him. She looks like an exasperated headmistress giving detention to a bratty third grader who was caught hiding a stink bomb in the washroom and vandalizing the school walls with crayon.

    Though not visible in the shot, Justin Trudeau has never looked better.
     
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    我看到的是土豆可耻地在贸易谈判中捞取个人政治资本。川普固然粗鲁无礼,但同一个有着我们十倍经济实力的对手谈判时,国家老百姓的利益永远是第一位的。无论是拒绝5年sunset条款,还是关税报复清单。都是为打击川普而打击,加拿大企业,消费者没有获利,只有付出更多。
    土豆根本没有兴趣在外交上为加拿大争取利益。访问中国,印度都是空手而归。因为他不想作任何让步妥协。显然他是在为明年大选作准备。塑造一个反川普英雄,人权斗士的光辉形象。反对党也不是傻瓜,早看出来了。如果现在批评土豆的谈判策略,明年一定被扣上加奸的帽子。还不如赶紧站出来,大家一起沾点光。
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    This is what happened.
    Trump showed up late. He wanted Russia in the G7 again to make a G8, but was refused.
    There is a picture with Trump being surrounded by other leaders and Germany hovering over him while he sat.
    He talked with the PM saying good things.
    PM gave him a photo of his dads brothel that was in B.C. Canada. Kind of a troll thing to do. Supposedly it was the start of his dads bussiness in North America or something.
    Trump left early from the summit and missed the group photo.
    PM said some things about how we will stand up for Canadians after Trump left. Trump didn't like this.
    Trump tweets nasty things. Spokespeople say nasty things.
    Trump is meeting with NK soon. Didn't like how he was treated at the G7. Basically Trump wanted the G7 leaders to praise him. Say what great person he is for dealing with NK. They instead scolded him a bit. Trump is a sensitive person....
     

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