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In these affairs, you’re either a lion or its lunch, and I’m not sure that walking softly will keep you out of its mouth.”
Say what you will about Nero, but at least he was a hell of a fiddler. This guy’s burning it all down without a soundtrack.”
How do you get a bully to back off when their foot is on your neck? Do you plead with them or do you bite the foot?
On President Trump’s on actually hurting Mexico with tariffs, “That might be his play, if we can ascribe any sophistication to it. That’s a big if, because he may just be insane.”
So I think it’s important we get some technical advice from the experts at (the U.S. Trade Representative) on how exactly we’re going to do that… A lot of plastics are petroleum-based. So what’s the methodology there — are we tracing back to bitumen, are we tracing back to sweet crude? “When you say you’re going back to the base raw materials that’s what you’re talking about. So when did the dinosaurs die? And where did they die? And can we claim ownership of that?
We have to stop pretending that we are dealing with a rational counter-party. You know, these people are caging children at the border.
The administration has always had a distorted sense of the national interest because they confuse it with the re-election of a president who would sell it to pay personal debts.
He said 'I'm going to eat your profits to make a point nobody understands, please vote for me.' And there's a lot of trained seals that listen to him and they clap.
I think we should be taking (Trump’s) threat at face value and prepare for an attempt to issue tariffs. I expect that Canada would be resolute in response — we sell the U.S. about as many cars as we buy. No one will win, we should definitely put up a fight for the parachute.”
I've been rather candid about the President. It doesn't say much about brains here. I think he’s an IQ risk. We’re just going to maybe have to live with him another 5 months.”
Some of the rest of the world does cheat on those obligations. But the solution isn't for the global trading leader to drop its standards in response. It's a tough spot to be in. But you're there for a reason. It's like Superman getting into a bar fight. Why?
The Minister’s drive to achieve another vanity trophy paid for by the regular people who work in Canada’s auto sector is amazing to watch and I congratulate him on this ignominious achievement.
The province is still proposing to meet its 2025 carbon reduction targets in part by forcing Ontarians to pay themselves subsidies to buy electric vehicles that won't actually exist.
There is ideology and populism and then there's sheer madness of sending your country into a recession to prove a point no one understands.
Trump chooses to play with the Dow while putting children in cages. Sometimes these decisions don’t really hinge on business. Peace always pays, and we have none right now.”
Unlike the Houston Astros hitters, nobody hit the garbage bins for us. We had to react to pitches on skill with no warning and we won.”
We’re signing a bad deal because we hope to sell more products that grow on four legs,” Mr. Volpe said, “[It’s] a progressive trade agreement that sells products we’ve been mastering since Samuel de Champlain.”
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