5:20 A.M. Dress up playtime is over ! … Time to work Junior !!! …

Junior has to put the cameras aside at this point and actually WORK … Under some actual pressure !!! … Summer’s coming to a close , Parliament’s ‘ recess ‘ is over … And there’s a federal election ’round the corner …

Decisions on the Trans Mountain Pipeline … This ‘ little ‘ snag in the thousand page NAFTA Agreement …By Friday , it became apparent that Canada and the United States are still not in agreement on how to revise the NAFTA treaty. Canada remains committed to supply management in parts of its agricultural sector. Given the importance of the dairy industry , especially in Quebec ( Ahhh ! … KBec ! … Go figure … Trudeau’s nest ! ) and the need to keep that province politically happy between now and the fall of 2019 , this will be a tough position to change.

Canada also maintains that the dispute resolution mechanism must remain in place, something which the Americans oppose. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Congress not to interfere with his NAFTA plans or he will unilaterally cancel the deal. The president says he will sign a revamped deal in 90 days , with or without Canadian agreement. He also says there is no political necessity to include Canada in a deal after the U.S. and Mexico reached an agreement last Monday. Commodity groups across Canada as well as Ontario’s auto sector are anxiously awaiting a new deal.

As for Trans Mountain , the prime minister has to decide whether to appeal the unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada ( even though there is no guarantee the Supreme Court would hear an appeal ) or he has to decide whether to begin the process of consultation with First Nations groups from the beginning. Trudeau would also be required to look more closely at environmental concerns with respect to the potential for a spill in the waters off the west coast. That was something the Federal Court of Appeal identified as a weakness of the original approval , even though it was a matter beyond the purview of the National Energy Board.

There is also another option. As Alberta Sen. Doug Black told me on the weekend , the prime minister could recall Parliament and pass Black’s private member’s bill , which already has Senate approval. It would need additional language to say that Trans Mountain is in the national interest and must move forward. Such an action would apparently trump the Federal Court of Appeal decision , but it would take guts to do that and , politically , it would be taking a chance.

( MORBNOTE ; ‘ Guts ‘ is one of the many things Jr. lacks !!! )…

Then again , investing billions in taxpayer money on a project that now might not be built was taking a chance , wasn’t it ? …

So , you want to be prime minister some day , do you ? … How do you like the state of this reality show ? … In just over a year’s time , there’s a real chance Trudeau could hear Trump’s famous line from his own reality program … “ You’re fired ! ”…

Let’s hope the electorate makes that a reality !!! …

 

Source: Peter Watts: What will Trudeau do now? | Globalnews.ca

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