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  1. bush_cheney2004

    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Why does it matter to you about any "move" by the USA ? Why is America/Russia so important to you in Canada ? Why is Canada so dependent on what America does ?
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Trump did not admit Russia to the G7. Canada would not be in the G7 were it not for another U.S. president (Gerald Ford). France did not want Canada admitted. Why is America/Russia so important to you in Canada ? Why is Canada so dependent on what America does ?
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Why is Canada so dependent on the U.S. economy ? Why do you care what Trump does with Putin ? Canada is in the TPP...enjoy it !
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Gallup has Trump with rising approval ratings in the United States, the only place that matters. What you think in Canada or elsewhere is irrelevant. Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best Why is Canada so dependent on the U.S. economy ?
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Sure he is....that's why Trudeau/Canada are worried about Trump's success, FED interest rates, and tariffs. Americans don't worry so much about the Canadian economy, because USD > CAD.
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Demand for the U.S. dollar remains stronger than demand for the Canadian dollar.
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    U.S. dollar value is also impacted by technical factors and flight to safety. The Eurozone collapse and Brexit have driven respective currency valuations way down compared to the U.S. dollar. China purposely keeps Yuan valuations low for export advantage.
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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Actually, the U.S. dollar is doing quite well compared to many other currencies right now. Monetizing debt is a national strategy. China should have increased control and influence in Asia...it is a nation of 1.6 billion people and the world's 2nd largest economy. It is not America's job to protect Asia from itself.
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    America under President Trump

    President Trump's approval ratings are still trending up.....and Gallup is not Rasmussen. https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx
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    Trump-Trudeau Fall-Out

    Nonsense....such dramatic effect is not necessary. Of course I have made "insults" against my own country....no big deal. They are called subcultures for a reason, and the separation in neither unprecedented or remarkable. The universe requires entropy or it wouldn't exist. OK...so is this like when President Nixon called PM Pierre Trudeau an "asshole" ? Trudeau replied that he had been called worse things by better people. It is/was not the end of the world. President Nixon resigned in 1974 (Watergate)....President Trump would make a TV show instead.
  11. Exactly....the secret to Trump's success against all his haters. Rope-A-Dope....
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    Should Donald Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize?

    Wait...it is even worse than that. Even the "progressive" and "liberal" Canadians seek out American new media echo chambers like NYT, MSNBC, and Salon.com Only Quebec has any chance for an independent media landscape...because of the language wall.
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    Trump-Trudeau Fall-Out

    Canadians should be free to "insult" Justin Trudeau or agree with "insults" levied at Trudeau without their "patriotism" being questioned, regardless of what Trump says. Justin Trudeau was a putz long before Trump's remarks, and called as much in Canadian media. So now Trudeau is a hero ?
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    Trump-Trudeau Fall-Out

    Indeed...I suspect he will respond that it was just an equivalency play, not a steadfast position on dissent in Canada.
  15. Sorry, but I will believe Moody's before I believe you:
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    Should Donald Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize?

    Obviously Canada does not have a comparable, robust media source for all views to be presented, perhaps by design: 1) The state funded and controlled broadcaster CBC (television and radio) is dependent on continued government support or it would fail in the marketplace. 2) Hate speech laws are used to stifle dissent and freedom of expression 3) Canadians already have access to bigger/better print, broadcast, and cable news media from the U.S., U.K, and other nations. 4) Canada's political media market is further diluted by regionalism, language, and multiculturalism. So enjoy Fox News, while other Canadians enjoy many other American news media outlets directly or as surrogate feeds (e.g. Associated Press). Even the social media networks that Canadians use to discuss politics are American (Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc.). Hate America...love American media !
  17. ...here a fascist, there a fascist...everywhere a fascist fascist !
  18. Such "fascism" in Canada has been normalized for decades.
  19. It's not just history....still happening in Canada...babies/children taken from families...mostly First Nations.
  20. But not nearly as effective as separating kids from parents inside the country, as was/is done in Canada for First Nations parents and children. See "Scoop babies"....terrorizing families.
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    Trump-Trudeau Fall-Out

    I agree....it is not logical that many Canadians, their leaders, and media relentlessly "insulted" Donald Trump (a political candidate and elected president in another nation), only to be shocked that Trump may return the favour in word and deed for their prime minister. They like to dish it out, but can't take it in return. Methinks they protest too much.
  22. U.S. visits to Canada by car down 50% from 2001 high...can't blame Trump.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/travel-canada-numbers-1.4682484

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      bush_cheney2004

      ...blame passport rules instead.

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    USA's withdrawal from TPP

    Welcome to the forum ! Withdrawing from the TPP is both good and bad for the U.S. The U.S. will lose direct access to a more integrated Asia and protections against tariff and non-tariff barriers. Existing U.S. market share in TPP nations could be reduced/displaced by TPP competitors. U.S. investments in TPP nations may also be at a disadvantage. However, the U.S. has learned from previous multilateral trade agreements, existing trade imbalances, protections for intellectual property, and the domestic political price to be paid when trade agreements are not openly debated and approved by citizens (e.g. NAFTA). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/23/sanders-praises-trump-for-nixing-tpp-delighted-to-work-with-him-on-pro-worker-policies/?utm_term=.2fdb26df01bb Short term, there will be no TPP for the U.S. because of Trump, but more bilateral trade deals are expected.
  24. I have plenty on the topic...which is hardly new. There have been tensions between Canada and the U.S. from the very beginning, and for obvious reasons. The latest "mouse-elephant" edition just repeats the cycle which has been going on since the nations' foundings. There is a new wrinkle since I first became aware of anti-Americanism in Canada back in the 60's (Pierre Trudeau, Vietnam War, Castro, Cold War, etc.). Canadian immigration has increased in scope and scale to include residents and naturalized citizens from parts of the world who want to strike at the United States (Great Satan). Many Canadians would hope that multiculturalism would not include/encourage the continuation of religious/political wars from back home. Plus Canada has its own regional and language based conflicts domestically, regardless of the United States. Here is one of my favourites on the topic when Canadians were getting their hate on for George Bush, post 9/11: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15638-2004Nov26.html
  25. Indeed...a majority of Canadians live their daily lives the same way as a majority of Americans. Hating 'muricans is a lot of extra work.
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