The good news for Canada is at least the prime minister understands what happened in the United States on Tuesday.
The bad news is it was the previous prime minister!
Even though political correctness, globalism and the phony carbon pricing racket got kicked to the curb in favour of jobs by President-elect Donald J. Trump and American voters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed, like the media who miscalled the election, he missed the boat.
Trudeau told some budding justice warrior recruits, who should have been at school but were at the WE Day concert in Ottawa on Wednesday, that “we’re going to keep working with people right around the world.”
China? Mexico? India? The countries that now have many of North America’s jobs?
Trudeau declared “we’re going to work with our neighbours, and I’m going to work with President-elect Trump’s administration as we move forward in a positive way for, not just Canadians and Americans, but the whole world.”
The “world” is not on Trump’s mind as much as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Florida who voted him in to bring them back their jobs from the globalist sell-out to Third World countries who pay a fraction of our wages and who can’t boast pristine anti-pollution practices.
And don’t forget Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, Missouri and Texas. Former prime minister Stephen Harper sure didn’t — or Alberta either.
“Congratulations to Donald Trump on his impressive victory. Canada/US partnership is strong. There is much to do, incl moving ahead with KXL,” tweeted Harper.
Harper was pushing the blocked TransCanada Corporation’s 1,897-km Keystone XL Pipeline that would create 50,000 jobs and pump billions of dollars into both Canada and the United States while ensuring Canadian oil gets to the American market.
TransCanada’s stock rose 2% Wednesday and Harper was wise to seize the moment, since Trump is supportive of restarting the project.
Meanwhile Trudeau, who gave away more than $4 billion to other countries in his first 100 days in office alone, as David Akin reported earlier this year, was at WE Day — part of a registered charity that in 2015 received $100,005 in federal funding and $1.5 million from the provinces, and received $16 million in non tax-receipted revenue from all government and non-government sources outside Canada, according to Canada Revenue Agency’s detailed financial information for WE Charity.
At this WE Day concert featuring superstars Hedley, Serena Ryder, Jully Black and his mother Margaret Trudeau, the PM didn’t mention Keystone or what it could do to improve the fortunes of struggling Alberta and Canada.
But he did say “the relationship between our two countries serves as a model for the world. Our shared values, deep cultural ties and strong integrated economies will continue to provide the basis for advancing our strong and prosperous partnership.”
True, the 16,000 future Liberals cheered.
But clearly it would be better to have Harper handle the negotiations with President Trump.