The Trudeau Liberals may have made a mistake in deciding to get President Trump’s okay before finalizing Canada’s U.N. peacekeeping plan. While the traditional first meeting for a US President is with Canada’s PM, Trump is different. He has pushed it back for a month, and set the agenda as full on NAFTA negotiations, not feeling each other out.
The Keystone pipeline deal was approved by Trump without looking at the details or speaking to Trudeau. He asked an advisor include that the steel used would be made in America and signed it without reading it. Could he have signed something with small print that could be used against him? Or does he know that the American capacity to produce the steel is years away so there is no risk it will be completed?
This puts Trudeau in a tough position. U.N. Allies are pushing for Canada’s plan and are getting impatient. It has been over five months since Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and former foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion announced the commitment of over 700 troops and police officers to international peace missions.
The question is where are they to be deployed?
P.M. Trudeau and his cabinet thought they had the ideal plan, but with Trump’s erratic behavior they are unsure he will go along with it.
They want to send Canadian Blue Helmet Peace Keepers into the crime infested inner city of Chicago. The murders, incidents with weapons, assault and robbery are in line with many war zones worldwide. The relationship between the police and criminals is confrontational – the ideal situation for peace keepers, to Re-Unit a Nation (code named Project RUN).
The Liberals wanted to support Trump in reducing inner city crime and to double down on the UN support payment gap, by spending it in the U.S.A. They hoped this would please Trump and make it easier to negotiate the NAFA and TPP trade agreements.
Trump shocked Trudeau by immediately cancelling the TPP, taking action to close American borders and creating American jobs. This plan did not support these and they were not sure if President Trump would like it. They did not want to announce this project without his approval. Chicago is also violent enough that pollsters do not work there so they could not build facts to support their idea.
During the recent Calgary caucus meetings they made some adaptations to the plan. Trump wants to deport many illegal Mexican workers. This will create a large number of jobs in their absence. The Liberal strategists would use the Canadian NATO contingent to round up and take these people to the border.
If Trump approves this plan it would allow Trudeau to Support his key initiatives including: deporting Mexican illegals, reduce inner city crime, create jobs and help Canada catch up on NATO and UN back payments.
The problem is Prime Minister Trudeau may not get to meet to get his approval on the plan for months. What will he do?