The NAFTA negotiations are coming to a close, perhaps as soon as tomorrow, like it or not. We heard Chyrsta Freeland, the chief negotiator speaking about what was happening and she sounded like a giggling teenager. “Hehehehe – things are going just fine.” Is she kidding?
Trudeau’s team is now salvaging whatever they can from these talks. Of course the dairy board is on the top of the list because if they don’t save that, they will look like total idiots. Here are some numbers to contemplate: Trudeau is deciding whether to salvage the auto industry with about 140,000 workers versus the dairy industry, mainly in Quebec and Ontario, with about 16,000 workers.
If they cave in on the auto industry, your car will cost you about $5,000 more. If they cave in on the dairy cartel, your milk, cheese and eggs will cost you about 60% less. Now which one do you think is better for the consumer? Not much of a decision, eh Blanche? It appears our Prime Minister and those who are negotiating on our behalf can’t seem to get the picture. We will not speculate on any other scenario, but invite you to use your imagination.
In another absolute fiasco and in nothing short of a stunning defeat, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed Ottawa’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The decision means the National Energy Board will have to redo its review of Kinder Morgan Canada’s project.
Here’s where you are involved: This past spring,Ottawa announced plans to buy Trans Mountain and Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets for $4.5 billion to ensure the oilsands pipeline expansion gets built. Trudeau’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau said this morning that his government will review the court’s decision and will “respond promptly,” but said it was too soon to comment on whether Ottawa would appeal.
So what happens with the sale? What happens with the pipeline? What happens to the oil that was supposed to be going through that pipeline? And most importantly, who is paying that $4.5 billion for a pipeline not being able to be used? One thing we can say with certainty. The turtles and foliage where the pipeline was to be built are all very happy. Here’s something that is rather obvious, or so we thought. Women who are breastfeeding shouldn’t use marijuana. Seriously, this is a news item? Women don’t know that what they eat goes directly into the breast milk their babies are ingesting? What’s wrong with this picture?
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the Labour Party in England, has become one of the most virulent anti-semites around. Of the many places he visited, going to a memorial for the terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes in Munich is about as gross as in gets. He claims that he was present but did not partake in the festivities.
Not much good comes from being an anti-semite. Saying that those who have lived in Britain all their lives as Jews are not really British is disgusting. We certainly hope this is not the direction being taken by Great Britain. Someone needs to retire this dude.
A few days ago, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, shocked pollsters when he emerged victorious in a hotly contested Democratic primary on Tuesday. Turns out he may not be the socialist savior Florida Democrats were hoping for.
The FBI has launched an investigation into what is allegedly widespread corruption within Tallahassee city government. So far, Gillum hasn’t been named in any of the subpoenas, search warrants, or other supporting documents from the case (which accidentally leaked to press just a few months ago), but some reports seem to indicate that Gillum is, at least, under suspicion.
What is it with politicians? As soon as they get into power they seem to assume that what belongs to them belongs to them and what belongs to us belongs to them. Doesn’t quite work that way.
If this dude is found with his hands in the cookie jar and Cortez who we shall we politely say is controversial, the democrats will be running back to Zaidy Bernie.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…