The Trudeau Liberals are out of touch with the fragile state of the economy

December 20, 2018

The Trudeau Liberals are out of touch with the fragile state of the economy and trade, not to mention the significant affordability issues facing Canadians.

The Liberals continue to run $19B budget deficits in a rising interest rate enviornment.

The Liberals agreed to a new trade agreement with the US that is far inferior to the previous NAFTA agreement and as part of this new agreeemnt were not even able to get the US to lift the punitive steel and aluminum tariffs that continue to hurt Island businesses like the Port Boat House Ltd in Port Alberni..

The Liberals have no contingency plan for a potential trade war between the US and China.

The Liberals use completely different standards for evaluating and promoting pipeline infrastructure and tanker traffic between Western Canada and Eastern Canada.

The stock markets are down sharply, interest rates are rising and Canadians on a fixed income are struggling, yet the Trudeau Liberals act like everything is sunny days...

The acting Prime Minister is wearing thin with Canadians.

It's time for change.

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau seems unperturbed as trouble brews on all sides

The Province
Published: December 17, 2018

The Liberal election strategy would appear to boil down to this: sit tight, and hope there’s no recession

The prime minister was his usual insouciant self through the traditional round of year-end interviews: a shrug here, a smile there, with comments just ambiguous enough to justify each news organization’s decision to trumpet its own interview without actually committing his government to anything.

Yes, Justin Trudeau allowed to the CBC’s Rosemary Barton, he does want to “get rid of those steel and aluminum tariffs” Donald Trump imposed last spring, which remain in place even after the renegotiation of NAFTA. What was his plan? It was, he said, to “continue to engage with” like-minded groups in the U.S., “from members of Congress, from business or associations … from governors who also want to see these tariffs gone.” OK. Good luck with that.

Much the same pseudo-news emerged from interviews with CTV and Canadian Press. He’s trying, he told CTV, “to see if there is a way of no longer exporting” those armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia that have caused his government such grief — or rather he’s still trying, since he’s said much the same before. The next election, he told CP, would indeed be next October, as prescribed by federal legislation.

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