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Old 11-09-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I can't be particularly happy when the new leader of our superpower neighbour, with his fellow Republicans controlling congress, the senate, and soon the supreme court, wants to gut trade with us and put up barriers to entry to Canadians who adhere to the Muslim religion. This is all VERY bad for business and I a Millenial just trying to get established in this world. Not looking forward to trade wars with the US, not when we trusted the US, signed NAFTA, and now can't just restructure easily and go back to how things were. This will ruin us.
Fellow millenial here and you just summed up my fears. The consequences of a Trump presidency will extend far beyond the American borders and I worry about what effects they could have on an already weak, Canadian economy.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Land Of Smiles
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Fellow millenial here and you just summed up my fears. The consequences of a Trump presidency will extend far beyond the American borders and I worry about what effects they could have on an already weak, Canadian economy.
You should worry more about your own incompetent PM Trudeau and what he is doing with the weak Canadian economy.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Give Trump a chance before you bolt...He is not in this alone... Donald Trump Can Be A Great President*|*Mark Towhey
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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I have absolutely never been happier to be a Canadian.. I'll make no damned apologies for it and I don't care what anyone says. For what was supposed to be the greatest democracy in the world - this election just shattered that myth into a million pieces as far as i'm concerned.. For a people to vote the biggest absolute idiot ever as their President all I can say is go for it. Vote a big idiot in as your President while the rest of the world realigns itself away from your total and absolute lunacy.

I think this will be a turning point for our great nation that is Canada and the world at large. More people will value what we the Canadian people represent to the world which is a a sane, stable and reasonable democracy and they will be attracted to it and rightfully so.

Thanks America, if anything the accusation is that we as a country that is Canada don't have an identity I think that will completely be shattered moving forward. We don't as far as i'm concerned need to ride on your coattails because quite frankly we don't really get more than half of you anymore and that is ok because we do have an identity, we do have our own values because I know it would never ever have been possible for a Donald Trump to be our leader in Canada.

Laurier once said the 20th century belongs to Canada - well he was off a century or two but he got it right in the end even if he was off a bit. The world needs more of us!

Welcome to the new Canada and to all our friends in the U.S who share our values, true and progressive and fair values for all, please join our country in our next chapter to create the worlds best new democracy. The only negative - its a bit cold up here but you'll deal and once you get over that you'll see what truly is the best representation of a nation that does and will exist in the world.

I am Canadian and make no apologies for it. If you don't like it look at what is the alternative and then look really deep inside yourself.
Well said. And this speaks for all Americans who have made the move to Canada, for work or family or other reasons. Watching last night's debate in our from abroad leaves us in a state of shock, disappointment, despair, and worry. I'm not even angry because I think Trump won the election fair and square. More worried for how this will have reverberating impacts on all countries worldwide for years to come.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Give Trump a chance before you bolt...He is not in this alone... Donald Trump Can Be A Great President*|*Mark Towhey
"Former Chief of Staff to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford"
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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You guys are welcome to take all of our collectivists. Depending on their level of deplorability, I might even spring for an airfare or two to get them out of here.

Pertaining to NAFTA: Considering our $15 billion trade deficit with Canada and $58 billion deficit with Mexico, why are you surprised that Americans don't like the deal? Canadians and Mexicans need to hold up their end of the deal by buying American goods at the same rate that Americans buy their goods. It's only a good deal if it works both ways.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You guys are welcome to take all of our collectivists. Depending on their level of deplorability, I might even spring for an airfare or two to get them out of here.

Pertaining to NAFTA: Considering our $15 billion trade deficit with Canada and $58 billion deficit with Mexico, why are you surprised that Americans don't like the deal? Canadians and Mexicans need to hold up their end of the deal by buying American goods at the same rate that Americans buy their goods. It's only a good deal if it works both ways.
The US is a market that is 10x the size of Canada. It's impossible that there would be equivalencies. I would argue that per capita, Canada spends more on American stuff than America spends on Canadian stuff. Especially considering that you purchase raw materials: oil and lumber being the primary ones, and Canada purchases back finished products.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:42 AM
 
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Give Trump a chance before you bolt...He is not in this alone... Donald Trump Can Be A Great President*|*Mark Towhey
Unfortunately Trump isn't in this alone...
His campaign brought out the rot in America like nothing else...
Anyone listening to some of the supporters at his rallies who exhibit unbridled hated, racism, and xenophobia has to take a step back from vehemence being spewed...
Trump sounded so rational in his acceptance speech...but he got what he wanted...
What happens when he doesn't???

He is not a rational man...
he is not even a true Republican...
he just saw the opportunity to take advantage of great dissatisfaction on many levels and in many factions of America and harness that anger toward his election.

He is a great manipulator...people will say the same about Clinton or Obama or any politician but Trump obviously made people believe he is rational enough to be trusted not to blow the world up...

That is a a mass illusion not encountered since Orson Wells's radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" caused people to believe Martians were really attacking...
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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The US is a market that is 10x the size of Canada. It's impossible that there would be equivalencies. I would argue that per capita, Canada spends more on American stuff than America spends on Canadian stuff. Especially considering that you purchase raw materials: oil and lumber being the primary ones, and Canada purchases back finished products.
Fair enough point. I will grant you that our problem with NAFTA is not really Canada, but Mexico. $15 billion is a rounding error and we have similar labor laws/rates of pay. There is fair competition. OTH, it is impossible for the US or Canada to compete with Mexican labor costs. I believe that Canada is also on the short end of the stick with Mexico when it comes to trade. I don't trust Trump to do anything right, but if he does manage to rework NAFTA, it might also benefit Canada. Fears of him fully reneging on NAFTA are overblown.
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