Canadian, Economically thinking

Tribute for Free Trade

Tribute to Free Trade
Trade is good, trade is wonderful we must have trade. Yeah, we must trade more, so, we trade bitumen to the U.S. for refined gasoline. We trade mussels to China for can openers, We trade logs to wherever for furniture. We trade coal to Japan for refrigerators. We are the hewers of wood and the drawers of oil for the world.
Before buying into this NAFTA 2 deal let’s know what it is we are going to trade and just how many jobs are we going to lose this time round?
The proponents talk out of both sides of their mouths saying we must sign USMCA (NAFTA 2) and we must find foreign markets and diversify. You can’t sign Trade agreements with the USA, and then tell them, oh by the eay, we are preparing to diversify with China.

Author: Ron Brydges

Born on Vancouver Island and raised as a child in Prince Rupert and as a teenager in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Graduated, not without struggle, from Central Collegiate High School. Got my first post graduate job at a steel and pipe mill in Regina, Returned to B.C. and worked in a fabrication shop, a consulting firm, a northern mine and then went east and lived and worked in Toronto for a machinery manufacturer. Moved to St. Catharines where i worked on contract for GM. Was discharged at 62 and took up writing. Now divorced with two daughters and four grandchildren. There was a life between these lines and some of it will come out in my blogs.

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