Well, there goes that theory! Tariffs are on again... http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trump-steel-deadline-1.4685242This part of the thread is about what kind of message the canadian ambassador delivered to the US national security advisor last wednesday evening. The message that produced donald trump's exemption from steel & aluminum tariffs by the very next morning, only hours later.
what i'm doing here is setting the record straight on how global affairs canada, the canadian embassy in washington & the media work smoothly together. Because i've worked for all 3.
the truly interesting detail is the continental security issue. Like every scribe, i have a "nose for news." I'm a good observer & i'm good at figuring out where interesting new stories are incubating. My nose is telling me that canada has something new up its sleeve in terms of continental security & that the new something, whatever it is, has to do with the arctic region.
of course, all the shipping activity in the northwest passage, all the talk about refurbishing naval & coast guard vessels, about revising canada's ocean transport regulations, about advanced radar systems, about building drone surveillance of canada's entire north ... even a dense personnage ought to be able to see that interesting action is unfolding.
So maybe your nose tells us there will be an announcement from J.T. soon about Arctic security to bring Trump "to his knees"?