Afraid of the Trade war?

So much for the trade war ( that’s been spookin’ journalists afraid that big money making manufacturers might get them and they’ll get laid off because the money ‘s dried up) now that fearless apple’s closing the shop makin’ Mac Book Pro and movin’ it all to China where they already make everything you can buy at Walmart; and even grand pianos and cars, and stuff on ebay with no shipping. I heard some time ago that even if those Jobs that Mr. McCain once said were gone for good came back there’d be no one to do them because nobody’s been doin what the Chinese’ve been doin for so long that people over here in the noncommunist world no longer had the skills they lost with the jobs that started leaving for China maybe 50 years ago.

Racism/Prejudice/favouratism

I’ve started wondering where the racists the media keep writing about are..

With all the talk of racism in the media I’ve started wondering who the racists are. I know there must have been a lot around when I was growing up. There seemed to be a lot of name calling back then with new Canadians getting called D P’s, displaced persons, probably displaced by the war in Europe. My mother born in Peterborough, Ontario said that when she was on a TTC vehicle once   someone, a stranger, called my younger brother a D P. She was really upset about that because my younger brother like my mother, father, myself and siblings were all born here in Canada. And that happened at least 25 years after the second Great War had ended  in 1945 and a little less from when a law was passed in 1947 removing Italians from the undesirable alien immigrant category nearly 60 years after the WWI when my mother’s uncle as a member of Canada’s  military, not yet 17, had his name memorialized on a Belgian wall not many years after arriving here from Italy when Canada needed help clearing land for railroad tracks.

read  in an online document recently that the media was a major source of prejudice toward new comers to Canada

Canada’s Steel Tariffs

What’s quoted below is dated June 26, 2018. Yet all that’s reported on Canada’s BNN are threats to retaliate against US tariffs on Canadian steel, likely Chinese Steel
exported in Canadian products.

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Canada Is Preparing Steel Quotas, Tariffs on China and Others

Updated on
  • Safeguard measures aimed at blocking steel diverted from U.S.
  • Canada weighing mix of quotas and tariffs, people familiar say

Canada’s Steel Industry

Canada manufactures and exports very little steel. Steel manufactured in Canada is manufactured under the direction of global organizations. Canada sold its steel industry Hudsons Bay, Petro Canada, Tim Hortons and manufacturing companies like Dafasco  years ago. The Steel products that Canada exports comprise steel made and priced by China, the world’s foremost maker and marketer of steel.

Whose Steele: Canada’s Britains or China’s?

The Guardian printed what follows On April 1 2016 when David Cameron was England’s Prime Minister.

British politicians have been accused of pandering to China by blocking new tariffs on Chinese imports to the EU, a measure designed to prop up Europe’s struggling steel industry.

The tariff move by the People’s Republic is likely to anger steelworkers and unions, who blame China for much of the industry’s recent troubles. Steel firms say one of the key reasons for the UK industry’s woes is that state-subsidised firms in China are “dumping” their product on the European market, due to flagging demand at home.

The UK business secretary, Sajid Javid, who visited Tata Steel’s struggling Port Talbot plant on Friday, has been accused of blocking measures to crack down on Chinese imports. Javid voted against EU plans to lift the “lesser duty” rule, which would have allowed for higher duties to be levied on Chinese steel imports. The UK has also lobbied for China to be granted “market economy status”, which would make it even harder to crack down on steel dumping.

“The fact is that the UK has been blocking this,” European Steel Association (Eurofer) spokesperson Charles de Lusignan told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “They are not the only member state but they are certainly the ring leader in blocking the lifting of the lesser duty rule. The ability to lift this was part of a proposal that the European commission launched in 2013, and the fact that the UK continues to block it means that when the government says it’s doing everything it can to save the steel industry in the UK and al

Canada’s Globally Owned Steel Industry

Despite Canada’s formidable reserves of iron ore, the steel industry in recent decades has shrunk significantly as industrial markets have become increasingly globalized. Today, every remaining steel mill in the country is owned by foreign investors and Canada is a net importer of the manufactured product. (Canadian Encyclopaedia)

Steel imported into the U.S.A. from Canada is about to be taxed not iron ore. Since steel is imported into Canada, any steel made in Canada is done under the control of foreign owners and their CEO’s. The Canadian people have nothing to do with the production of steel. Canada’s steel industry was sold off some time before the 2009 sale of the crown corporation Petro Canada.