The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be wrapping up soon, and for all intents and purposes, looks like it’s going nowhere and that’s only what I see and what I read.
Canada and the United States have always been joined at the hip, brothers, trading partners. We always helped each other out through thick and thin. Our economies have intertwined as far back as, FOREVER. In our early existence, we bought more than we ever sold to the US. Americans and Canadians would cross the borders like we were going to the other side of the street, an inconvenience at best to go through customs.
The commerce that goes back and forth to our Nations are beneficial for both countries, and I don’t think it’s like President Trump has proclaimed, “a one-sided deal.” In Canada favor. “Like Canada is going to put a Big Dint in the US economy.” Riiiiight.
The Napa deal is about a trade agreement between 3 Countries and it will have major consequences for all concerned if the deal falls through. There is nothing worse than a brother turning against brother and they of all people should still remember those dark days in history (1861-1865)
(President Trump) must realize that by trying to bankrupt Canada or Mexico, it will in the end, majorly affect their economy as well; they will not go unscathed, the mental attitude and friendship from there neighbors they will lose. We are too close to trading partners and friends to withstand the sudden shock of his one-sided “decision” making of his administration.
President Donald Trump is years behind the times in his thinking and I think he’s sending out a dangerous message to Canada and the World as a whole. There is more than one option today of survival and certainly different from other years gone by. Our Countries, Canada and Mexico will still survive this “one-sided, take advantage of America MENTALITY”.
“Not everything is wrapped around money, real friends you cannot buy”. … Choose wisely.
And, I do think we have been dependent on our neighbors to the south too long. YES. …. BUT, do I think the American government always wanted to control Canada economy, YES.
Canada has all the know-how, resources, people to sustain us as a great country, a NATION!
If by chance this Napta deal goes down the toilet, (And I’m sure it will) there will be a lot of unknown factors that will follow afterward. The US decision makers will set Canadians back a few years in the restructuring process, but survival without NAPTA is NOT impossible.
Noticing Trump this last year, he seems to want to penalize all nations for not doing their fair share, and that’s understandable.
NATO- members are not paying their share.
Environment- not everybody is doing their share.
NAFTA- Maybe President Trump is trying to teach Canadians a lesson like a bunch of school kids.
In the grand scheme of things, we are two different Nations/Countries. Our laws are different. Our way of life has changed differently.
SO TO SUM THIS ARTICLE UP.
It is most likely that NAFTA will be disbanded and maybe another will be written, probably in Trump’s favor. I hope not, but if it does and after our 150 years of our confederation, #it’s time for us to be not so dependent on other nations and be more dependent on ourselves.
All these years, we were influenced by the United States, greatly influenced by the Monarchy, schooling, and beliefs by the Catholic Church, and all of US-made books and materials. We have been molded to think and act like other nations and maybe #its time In the long run, President Trump indirectly might be doing this Country a favor.
We are an independent Country and we should not be so greatly influenced by others for our own well being and growth. Our system is all wrong and needs a complete overhaul /updating and I’m not talking about NAFTA deal. We have every resource known to man in Canada. We have the intelligence, manpower, and if all of our “brains” come back from living abroad, Canada could be an unstoppable force in the next century.
I like change, so I say, bring it on!
I do not have to cross the border into the United States
I do not have to buy another CHEVY, and THAT will Hurt
I do not have to buy, .. “I AM Canadian” beer again when it’s owned by the US, brewed in the US, PROFITS go to the US.
But, I will miss my Chevy … Bring on a … Toyota