Monday, May 09, 2016
Will Hillary Save Canada from Trudeau and the TPP?
She may be many things, most of them unpleasant, but the Democratic Party's presidential shoo-in, Hillary Clinton, has vowed to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
That's more than we can say for Junior. Young Justin, after all, defines his premiership by his success in securing trade. I'm sure Mr. Trudeau is a fine trade emissary only that's not the job he ran for. He said he wanted to be our prime minister and that carries a basket full of responsibilities which is why we afford him the resources to maintain a cabinet with many ministers including one to handle trade.
Like a lot of progressives I never trusted the sitting government when it came to the TPP, especially not when they began arguing for it on the basis that we would be much worse off if we weren't in it. That genuinely lame argument won't hold any water if Ottawa's head office, Washington, gives TPP the boot.
Let us pray - for Hillary, I suppose.