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    NAFTA Negotiations: Canada demands U.S. end Right To Work laws

    Canada demands U.S. end ‘right to work’ laws as part of NAFTA talks

    Canadian negotiators are demanding the United States roll back so-called "right to work" laws – accused of gutting unions in some U.S. states by starving them of money – as part of the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement. The request is part of a push by Ottawa to get the U.S. and Mexico to adopt higher labour standards under the deal. Mexico, meanwhile, is campaigning to include its oil and gas sector in the deal.

    These major moves on the labour and energy files came over the weekend at the second round of NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico City.

    One group of negotiators spent all day Sunday working on the labour file, according to a schedule of the talks obtained by The Globe and Mail. One source familiar with the discussions said Canada wants the United States to pass a federal law stopping state governments from enacting right-to-work legislation; the source said the United States has not agreed to such a request. Canada believes that lower labour standards in the United States and Mexico, including right to work, give those countries an unfair advantage in attracting jobs.
    That's a very union-flattering way to say it (the bold). The way I would say it is that Canada's abdication of its power to labor cartels puts the country at an unfair disadvantage in retaining jobs.

    I mean who in Canada's government let delusional unionists do the country's NAFTA negotiating for it, eh?
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    Canada knows Trump's claims that Nafta is unfair to the US is bullshit. Im glad they called him on what makes the deal good for the USA.

    Canada knows Congress will not just let Trump scrap NAFTA without something in its place. This is ACA all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Canada demands U.S. end ‘right to work’ laws as part of NAFTA talks



    That's a very union-flattering way to say it (the bold). The way I would say it is that Canada's abdication of its power to labor cartels puts the country at an unfair disadvantage in retaining jobs.

    I mean who in Canada's government let delusional unionists do the country's NAFTA negotiating for it, eh?
    That's an excellent point.

    Because Canada wants to suck up to unions they are demanding we do also.

    It doesn't work that way.

    If they want to kiss the unions ass they will pay a price for it.

    We have wised up, unions are on the way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Canada knows Trump's claims that Nafta is unfair to the US is bullshit. Im glad they called him on what makes the deal good for the USA.

    Canada knows Congress will not just let Trump scrap NAFTA without something in its place. This is ACA all over again.
    Its a renegotiation, it was a scheduled event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Canada knows Trump's claims that Nafta is unfair to the US is bullshit. Im glad they called him on what makes the deal good for the USA.

    Canada knows Congress will not just let Trump scrap NAFTA without something in its place. This is ACA all over again.
    Canada's unions, and subsequently Canadian government which abdicates its voice to unions, are trying to get a Democrat back in the White House, and to do this it is trying to shine a light on Trump's enigmatic stated position on unions. Trump's protectionist jabber mixed with the Clinton brand's dingy record on free trade agreements (and Clinton's stated support of TPP) were what won the election for Trump. NAFTA provides a stage on which to undermine Trump.

    What the U.S. should do is flip this back in Canada's face and tell them that if they're unhappy about what an economic disadvantage they've created for themselves by letting unions run the show, that Canada should embrace Right To Work protections for workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Canada demands U.S. end ‘right to work’ laws as part of NAFTA talks



    That's a very union-flattering way to say it (the bold). The way I would say it is that Canada's abdication of its power to labor cartels puts the country at an unfair disadvantage in retaining jobs.

    I mean who in Canada's government let delusional unionists do the country's NAFTA negotiating for it, eh?
    US Cannot States set right to work not federal

    Silly Canadians. How about them end Forced Unionization laws. Which cause lower standard of living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Canada knows Trump's claims that Nafta is unfair to the US is bullshit. Im glad they called him on what makes the deal good for the USA.

    Canada knows Congress will not just let Trump scrap NAFTA without something in its place. This is ACA all over again.
    Then Canada can end trade agreements wth the US Who will refine their oil?

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    We should ask Canada to lower their minimum wage, it is $3-$5 an hour higher than ours and makes us look like cheap skates.

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    And we at least have Canada's ass totally kicked in poverty rate, ours is almost twice as high as theirs, that will show them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    We should ask Canada to lower their minimum wage, it is $3-$5 an hour higher than ours and makes us look like cheap skates.
    It would be one thing if Canada were actually negotiating about labor and compensation standards. Lacking Right To Work protections for workers is not a "labor standard." It's just a coercive privilege granted to unions by government.

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