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Should Canada play the long game with Trump?

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2 minutes ago, Machjo said:

I understand why Trudeau imposed those tariffs, but i disagree with them too.


The reasons why (alleged dumping) are secondary...my point is that Trump did not invent the duty/tariff game.  Canada is upset because Trump has expanded the game, making the traditional softwood lumber battle seem trivial in comparison.

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10 minutes ago, bush_cheney2004 said:

I would add that Canada has other trade barrier gifts that keep on giving, like fees for crossing the border for consumer goods, crazy low duty free levels compared to the U.S., much higher sales taxes, to the point where some Canadians will cross the border to set up post boxes on the U.S. side.

Canada could easily fix its taxes. Just drop all taxes except 1/3 on the net profit of any Canadian business that sells:


1. nicotine, alcohol, lottery tickets, gambling, or prostitution, etc. Call it the addictive-products-and-services-business tax.

2. animal products and byproducts (to promote healthier eating) and natural resources (to promote more efficient use of our resources).

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