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Today’s Pickup: Canada still hasn’t ratified USMCA — but don’t worry

Good day,

Canada hasn’t ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) yet as lawmakers continue to review NAFTA’s successor. The deal still appears on track for approval despite a torrent of hearings and saber-rattling over some unpopular provisions, including allowances for a little more U.S. dairy to flow into Canada. 

USMCA has support from political parties accounting for an overwhelming majority of lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons. But those parties include opponents of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, who are also keen to score some political points and drag out the process.

It shouldn’t be too much longer, though. The New Democratic Party — an opposition party left of the Liberals, recently agreed to help speed up the process. The NDP also helped defeat an effort by Conservatives, who support USMCA, to push hearings on the agreement into March. 

Did you know?

The price of crude oil could eventually hit $80 to $100 in the event of a U.S. ban on fracking, according to a new report by energy analyst Michael Lynch.

Quotable:

“To get two juggernauts to share tracks and break bread together and to route through the States while negotiating the protests. It’s badass.”

— Corey Darbyson, director of intermodal carrier Transport DSquare, on the reported deal brokered by the Canadian government for Canadian National to use rival Canadian Pacific’s tracks to bypass protest blockades.

In other news:

Dray Alliance raises $10.2 million in Series A

Drayage startup Dray Alliance said it raised $10.2 million in Series A funding. (DC Velocity)

PS Logistics acquires assets from Southeast Logistics

PS Logistics, backed by One Equity, has acquired assets from Southeast Logistics. (PE Hub)

Coronavirus supply-chain impact rattles European firms

European companies, including auto parts suppliers, warn of supply-chain impacts from the coronavirus outbreak. (Financial Times)

Trucker gets 10 years for cross-border cocaine haul

A long-haul trucker received a 10-year prison sentence for attempting to smuggle more than 60 pounds of cocaine from the United States into Canada. (Windsor Star)

Truck driver’s daughter vanishes from Flying J

A trucker is pleading for help from the trucking community to help locate his missing daughter, who mysteriously vanished from a Flying J in Georgia more than a month ago. (CDL Life

Final thoughts: 

The Canadian Trucking Alliance, representing carriers across Canada, impressed upon lawmakers in Ottawa the need to get USMCA ratified.

Lak Shoan, the CTA’s policy director, told members of a trade committee that ratification “is of critical importance to our sector,” noting that trucks move nearly 70% of trade between Canada and the U.S.

Hammer down, everyone!

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Nate Tabak, Border and North America Correspondent

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist who covers Canada for FreightWaves. He spent seven years as an investigative reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley. Contact Nate at ntabak@freightwaves.com.

3 Comments

  1. Noble1 suggests SMART truck drivers should UNITE & collectively cut out the middlemen from picking truck driver pockets ! UNITE , CONQUER , & YOU'LL PROSPER ! IMHO says:

    Canada has a lot more to ratify than the USMCA ! In my humble opinion .

    Quote :

    UPDATE !!!

    Quote February 26 2020

    Longhouse Reaction to Injunction

    For Immediate Release
    Kahnawake Mohawk Territory – Enniiska(February) 26, 2020

    Greetings from Kanienkehaka at Kahnawake – People of the Longhouse.
    Our Longhouse is extremely troubled by the news that a Quebec Superior Court has granted Canadian Pacific Railway an injunction to have the rail blockade forcibly removed on Mohawk Territory . We believe this is an act of provocation and aggression , that will exacerbate an already volatile situation .

    Ultimately , coercive state-sponsored foce is the wrong way to make peace .

    We remind the Province of Quebec and the Government of Canada that our unceded territory was illegally expropriated to build this railway in the last 19th century . Canadian Pacific Railway is a direct agent of colonization , as they stole indigenous lands to build a path that facilitated indigenous colonization and oppression in the west. Canadian Pacific is in no moral position to play victim to Quebec Superior Court. Our land was stolen for that railway.

    Despite the current political climate in Kahnawake , we must continue to focus on the struggle of the Wet’suwet’en people We call upon indigenous allies and climate change activists to mobilize in support of the We’suwet’en struggle.
    The Kanienkehaka at Kahnawake continue to support the people of Wet’suwet’en Nation in this struggle .

    In solidarity ,
    Atsenhaienton Kenneth Deer
    Secretary-Kahnawake Branch
    Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy
    People of the Longhouse

    END QUOTE .

  2. Noble1 suggests SMART truck drivers should UNITE & collectively cut out the middlemen from picking truck driver pockets ! UNITE , CONQUER , & YOU'LL PROSPER ! IMHO says:

    SPEAKING OF DAIRY !

    Quote from article above :
    “allowances for a little more U.S. dairy to flow into Canada. ”

    Learn from the COW ! Once a calf reaches a certain age it no longer consumes milk ! Why ? Apparently the calf & cow naturally know better than human beings ! They haven’t been brainwashed through propaganda like humans have by capitalists !

    In my HUMBLE opinion ……….

    Quote :
    One cup of milk per day associated with up to 50 per cent increase in breast cancer risk: study

    Dairy consumption: New evidence suggests that women who drink as little as one cup of dairy milk per day could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 50 per cent.

    Researchers from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in California say the observational study gives “fairly strong evidence” that dairy milk or factors closely related to the consumption of dairy milk is linked to the development of breast cancer in women.

    “Consuming as little as one-quarter to one-third of a cup of dairy milk per day was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer of 30 per cent,” study author Dr. Gary Fraser said in a press release.”

    End quote .

    Read the rest by flowing the link above .

    1. Furthermore ,

      Quote :

      ” “By drinking up to one cup per day, the associated risk went up to 50 per cent, and for those drinking two to three cups per day, the risk increased further to 70 per cent to 80 per cent.”

      More alarmingly, Fraser points out that these figures correspond with the current U.S. dietary guidelines, which recommend three cups of milk per day for adults.

      “Evidence from this study suggests that people should view that recommendation with caution,” Fraser said.”

      END QUOTE !

      YOU’RE BEING BRAINWASHED TO CONSUME THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SICK AND CREATE DISEASES THROUGH BOURGEOUSIE & GOVERNMENT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS !

      QUESTION EVERYTHING !

      WE’VE BEEN DECEIVED BY THE BOURGEOISIE & THIER PUPPETS IN GOVERNMENT ! THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF OUR CHILDREN MUCH LES OUR OWN ! THEY BRAINWASH YOU INTO BRAINWASHING YOUR CHILDREN !

      THEY LIE AND REPEAT THOSE LIES NON STOP UNTIL YOU START BELIEVING THEM AND ADAPTING YOUR LIVES TO THEM ! THEY HAVE THEIR PUPPETS IN GOVERNMENT CREATE AND PASS LAWS THAT ALLOW THEM TO VIOLATE AND POISON YOUR INNOCENCE ,STEEL FROM YOU , AND EXPLOIT YOU !

      NO MATTER HOW RICH OR POOR YOU ARE IT AFFECTS ALL OF US . WE’RE AGING , BECOME WEAK , GET SICK , AND DIE BEFORE OUR NATURAL TIME . THIS ISN’T NORMAL ! WE’VE BEEN LEAD TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS AND PART OF LIFE !

      THIS INSANITY CAN STOP IF PEOPLE WAKE UP & UNITE FOR THEIR OWN WELL BEING AND STOP THIS UNETHICAL MADNESS COLLECTIVELY !

      TRUCKERS TRANSPORT 70% OF THE GOODS WE CONSUME . TRUCKERS MUST STOP CATERING TO BOURGEOUSIE TRICKERY THROUGH THE TRASPORTATION OF THEIR ILL CONSUMER GOODS !

      NOT ONLY ARE TRUCKERS THEMSELVES TRICKED TO CONSUME THE BOURGOUSIE POISON , THEY TRANSPORT IT TO OTHERS WHILE BEING ABUSED AND TREATED UNJUSTLY BY THE BOURGOISIE THEMSELVES !

      TRUCKERS NEED TO WAKE UP AND UNITE FOR THE BETTER GOOD OF HUMANITY ! THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT THE TRUCKER’S ROLE IS IN THIS MATTER ! IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT INCREASING TRUCKER PAY AND TREATING THEM WITH DIGNITY , IT’S ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT WE TRANSPORT AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON HUMAN BEINGS ,ANIMALS , AND THE WORLD AS A WHOLE !

      TAKE A STAND AND DON’T ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE USED IN THE BOURGOUSIE’S DIRTY WORK WHILE THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU IN THE PROCESS ! WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND . OUR IGNORANCE IS THE CAUSE TO BEHIND OUR HARDSHIP ON A SCALE FAR BEYOND WHAT WE RECOGNIZE !

      BOYCOTT IGNORANCE !

      In my humble opinion ………

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