Joe Biden and Justin from Canada Hold a Joint Press Conference – Video and Transcript

Posted originally on the CTH on March 24, 2023 | Sundance

Joe Biden is in Canada visiting Justin Trudeau Friday and they held a joint press conference.  WATCH:

[Transcript] – We’ll be taking two questions from the American delegation, two questions from the Canadian delegation.  One question and one follow-up.

Mr. President, first question over to you.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  All right.  I guess the first person I’m calling on is Josh.  Josh Boak.  Josh?

Q    Thank you, Mr. President.   Two questions, one for each of you.

Mr. President, you talked today about the security and economic partnership with Canada.  President Xi just went to Russia and expanded China’s economic commitment with that country.  Why do you think many leading countries are choosing to form competing partnerships?  And what does that mean for the world?


Q    Prime Minister Trudeau —


Q    — Canada recently banned TikTok on government devices.  Knowing what you know, are you comfortable with the idea of your children or family members using TikTok?  Thank you.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  I respond to the question first here?

Well, first of all, look, in 10 years, Russia and — and China have had 40 meetings.  Forty meetings.

And I disagree with the basic premise of your question.  I have — we have, you know, significantly expanded our alliances.  I haven’t seen that happen with China and/or Russia or anybody else in the world.

We’re in a situation in the United States where NATO is stronger, we’re all together — the G7, the Quad, the ASEAN, Japan and Korea.

I have — my staff pointed out to me: I have now met with 80 percent of the world leaders just since I’ve been President.  We’re the ones expanding the alliances.  The opposition is not.

Name for me where that’s going, and tell me what ha- — I don’t mean literally you, but rhetorically — tell me how, in fact, you see a circumstance where China has made some significant commitment to Russia.  And what commitment can they make, economically?  Economically.

Q    Their trade has increased, sir.


Q    Their trade has increased, sir.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Yeah, their trade has increased compared to what?

Look — look, I don’t take China lightly.  I don’t take Russia lightly.  But I think we vastly exaggerate.

I would hear — I’ve been hearing now for the past three months about “China is going to provide significant weapons to Russia, and they’re going to…” — you all have been talking about that.  They haven’t yet.  Doesn’t mean they won’t, but they haven’t yet.

And if anything has happened, the West has coalesced significantly more.

How about the Quad?  How about Japan and the United States and South Korea?  How about what we’ve done in terms of AUKUS?  How about what we —

I mean, so I just — I just want to put it in perspective.  I don’t take it lightly what Japan — what China, excuse me, and — and Russia are doing.  And it could get significantly worse.

But let’s put it in perspective: We are uniting coalitions.  We.  We, the United States and Canada.

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  On TikTok, we made a similar decision to the American government and others when we said that we do not feel that the security profile is safe for government-issued phones.  There are concerns around privacy and security, and that means — that is why we have banned TikTok from government-issued phones.

But your question, Josh, was about what I do as a parent of teenagers and my kids on social media.  And on that, I —


PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  — (laughs) — on that, I am obviously concerned with their privacy and their security, which is why I’m glad that on their phones — that happen to be issued by the government — they no longer access TikTok.  (Laughter.)

That was a big frustration for them.  “Really?  This applies to us too, Dad?”  “Yes, I just did that.”  (Laughter.)

But I think as parents, we are understanding, particularly of teenagers, just how much of our kids’ lives are lived online and how much they are impacted not just by — influenced the way their friends are and peer pressure that all of us went through as teenagers, but a degree of misinformation, disinformation, and malicious activity that is allowed for by incredible advances in technology that we are benefiting from in so many different ways.

As governments, we have to make sure we’re doing what we can to keep people safe in the public square, making sure we’re pushing back against hate speech and incitations to violence online.  And we’re carefully calibrating legislation to do that.

As a parent, I spend a lot of time talking to my kids about what’s online and how they should try and, you know, go outside and play a little more sports and not get so wrapped up in their phones.  And we’re going to continue to do that.

Our concerns around TikTok are around security and access to information that the Chinese government could have to government phones.

It’s just a personal side benefit that my kids can’t use TikTok anymore — that I recommend everyone to use my en- — my encouragement to try and do.

MODERATOR:  (As interpreted.)  We’ll now go to a Canadian question.  Christian Noel.

Q    (As interpreted.)  Good afternoon, Mr. President.  Good afternoon, Mr. Prime Minister.  I’d like to ask a question about Roxham Road.  The agreement has been ready for a year.  Why did you wait so long?

And for the 15,000 migrants that Canada will welcome, why so few?  What have we offered to the U.S. in exchange?

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  (As interpreted.)  Thank you, Christian.  We’ve known for a long time theoretically what modernization needed to be made to the Roxham Road, to the agreement.  We couldn’t simply shut down Roxham Road and hope that everything would resolve itself, because we would have had problems.  The border is very long.  People would have looked for other places to cross.

And so that’s why we chose to modernize the Safe Third Country Agreement so that someone who attempts to cross between official crossings will be subject to the principle — the same principle as someone who should seek asylum in the first safe country they arrive at.

Now, for people who are coming from the U.S., that is where they should be asylum seekers, using this means of uniformly applying the agreement, which we knew theoretically would be the solution, but it takes complex processes to manage the border.  It took months before we could move forward with the announcement.

But by doing so, we protected the integrity of the system.  And we’re also continuing to live up to our obligations with respect to asylum seekers.

At the same time, we continue to be open to regular migrants, and we will increase the number of asylum seekers who we accept from the hemisphere — the Western Hemisphere — in order to compensate for closing these irregular crossings.

Thank you.

Q    Mr. President, this question is for you.

(As interpreted.)  Please feel free, Mr. Trudeau, to answer as well.

Are you disappointed that Canada is not part or hasn’t taken a bigger role in the multilateral forces in Haiti?  And what would you like Canada to do more, in addition to the $100 million announced today?

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Well, no, I’m not disappointed.  Look, this is a very, very difficult circumstance, the idea of how do we deal with what’s going on in Haiti, where gangs have essentially taken the place of the government, in effect.  They run — they rule the roost, as the saying goes.

And so I think that what the Prime Minister has spoken about makes a lot of sense.  The biggest thing we could do, and it’s going to take time, is to increase the prospect of the police departments in Haiti having the capacity to deal with the problems that are faced.  And that is going to take a little bit of time.

We also are looking at whether or not the international community, through the United Nations, could play a larger role in this event, in this — this circumstance.  But there is no question that there is a real, genuine concern, because there are several million people in Haiti, and the diaspora could cause some real — how can I say it? — confusion in the Western Hemisphere.

And so — but I think that what the Prime Minister is suggesting, and we are as well going to be contributing, to see if we can both increase the efficiency and capacity of the training and the methods used by the police department, as well as seeing if we can engage other people in the hemisphere, which we’ve been talking to, and they’re prepared to do some.  So it’s — it’s a work in progress.

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  (As interpreted.)  For 30 years, Western countries have been involved in Haiti to try to stabilize the country, to try to help the Pearl of the Antilles.  And the situation is atrocious.  It’s affecting the security of the people of Haiti.  We must take action.

And we must keep the Haitian people in the approach that we build for security.  And that’s why the approach that we are working on with the U.S. involves strengthening the capacity of the Haitian National Police, bringing more peace and security and stability.  This won’t happen tomorrow.  It will, of course, be a long process, but we will be there to support the capacity of the police in Haiti, the National Police.

At the same time, part of the insecurity and instability in Haiti is because of the Haitian elite, who have for too long benefited from the misery of the Haitian people.  They work for their own political gain, their own personal gain.  And this has prevented the country from recovering.  And that’s why we’re proceeding with sanctions.  We will continue to bring pressure to bear on the elite, the political class in Haiti, to hold them accountable for the distress facing the Haitian people, but to hold them accountable for ensuring their wellbeing.

We’re going to continue to work together.  We fully understand how important this task is.

MODERATOR:  Mr. President, over to you.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Can I follow up with one point on Haiti?  And that is that any decision about military force, which it’s often raised, we think would have to be done in consultation with the United Nations and with the Haitian government.  And so that is not off the table, but that is not in play at the moment.

I’m sorry.

MODERATOR:  Over to you for the question, Mr. President.

Jordan, you have a question?

Q    Thank you, Mr. President.  Some on Wall Street have expressed frustration that it’s unclear what more your administration is willing to do to resolve the banking crisis.  The markets have remained in turmoil.  So how confident are you that the problem is contained?  And if it spreads, what measures, such as guaranteeing more deposits, are you willing or not willing to take?

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  First of all, have you ever known Wall Street not in consternation?  Number one.

Look, I think we’ve done a pretty damn good job.  People’s savings are secure, and even those beyond the $250,000 the FDIC is guaranteeing them.  And the American taxpayer is not going to have to pay a penny.  The banks are in pretty good shape.  What’s going on in Europe isn’t a direct consequence of what’s happening in the United States.

And I — what we would do is if we find that there’s more instability than appears, we’d be in a position to have the FDIC use the power it has to guarantee those — those loans above 250, like they did already.

And so I think it’s going to take a little while for things to just calm down.  But I don’t see anything that’s on the horizon that’s about to explode.  But I do understand there’s an unease about this.  And these mid-sized banks have to be able to survive, and I think they’ll be able to do that.

Q    And, Mr. Prime Minister, the U.S. has included Canada in electric vehicle subsidies, as you’ve discussed, that were included in the Inflation Reduction Act.  But the IRA also raises some competitiveness concerns and challenges for Canada.  You know, President Biden supports “Buy American” provisions very strongly, and that has historically led to some trade tensions.

So are you planning to announce anything in your budget to keep up, so to speak?  And are you asking the U.S. government for exceptions to the “Buy American” provisions in other areas?

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  First of all, there’s nothing new about Canada having to make sure that we remain competitive with the United States as a place for investment.  That’s something that we have long known as a friendly competition between us that has led to tremendous growth and benefits in both of our countries.

Right now, we’re in a time where — Joe talked about it as an inflection point; I think that’s exactly right.  We can feel the global economy shifting — shifting in very real ways towards lower carbon emission technologies, cleaner tech, great jobs in the natural resource and manufacturing industries that are going to be increased on our continent after years of outsourcing and offshoring.  There is a real opportunity for both of us.

And the IRA, which is bringing in massive investments and massive opportunities for American workers and companies, is also going to have strong impacts on supply chains and producers and employees in Canada.

Yes, we’re going to have to make sure we’re staying competitive and targeting the areas where we think we can best compete.  And we’ll have more to say about that in our budget next week.

But let us take a moment to step back and see that North America — Canada and the United States in particular — are incredibly well positioned to be the purveyors of solutions and economic growth that the net-zero economy around the world will need over the coming decades.  The innovation, the know-how, the ability of us to make big things together leave us, in a time of global uncertainty, extremely certain that we are well placed for the future.

Whether it’s investments that have seen Canada go from fifth or sixth in the world, in turn of — in terms of battery supply chains, to now second in the world in terms of battery supply chains.

Whether it’s continuing our leadership on the cleanest aluminum in the world, moving towards cleaner steel and zero emission steel.

Whether it’s moving forward on critical minerals that the world is understanding they can no longer rely on places like China or Russia for — that they can rely on Canada to be not just a purveyor of ores, but of finished materials that will be built in environmentally responsible, union or good middle-class jobs — wages, strong communities, and the kind of leadership that the world is increasingly looking for.

There’s long been a bit of a weakness, I think, to our argument that we’ve made over the past decades as Western democracies that says that our model is the best one, it leads to the most prosperity.  But so much of our model — we sort of turned our back to the fact that it relied on cheap imports —


PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  — of goods or resources from parts of the world that didn’t share our values and weren’t responsible on the environment or on human rights or on labor standards.

And what we are doing right now is showing that we can and will build resilient supply chains between us and with friends around the world that adhere every step of the way to the values that we live by, that make sure that there are good jobs for workers in communities, urban and rural, right across our continent; there are good careers for kids long into the future, not in spite of a changing world, but because of that changing world, and how well we are positioned to see the future and meet the future.

That’s why it’s so exciting to be able to work alongside Joe in these challenging times where we know we are better positioned than just about anyone else.  And those friends of ours who share our values and our democracies around the world will benefit from the strength and the relations they have with us.  And those who choose to continue to turn their backs on the environment, on human rights, on the values of freedom and dignity for all, will increasingly not be able to benefit from the growth that our societies, that our communities are creating every single day.
PRESIDENT BIDEN:  And, by the way, we each have what the other needs.  We each have what the other needs.

The idea that somehow Canada is somehow put at a disadvantage — because we’re going to probably be investing billions of dollars in their ability to package what is coming out of the semiconductor area — I don’t get it.  How’s that in any way do anything other than hire and bring billions of dollars into Canada?

I also don’t understand how, when we talk about it, we — we greatly need Canada, in terms of the minerals that are needed.

Well, you guys — we don’t have the minerals to mine.  You can mine them.  You don’t want to produce — I mean, you know, turn them into product.  We do.

I mean, it’s — I’m a little confused, at least thus far, on why this is a disadvantage for — for Canada and the United States.  I think we each have what the other needs.

And let me conclude by saying: You know, when I started talking about we’re going to build our economies from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down, I was being literal.  Because what happened is, if you think about it — in Democrat and Republican administrations beginning over 30 years ago or more in the United States — corporate America decided that what they’re going to do is they’re going to export jobs and import product because it was cheaper labor.

Well, guess what?  Now we are making sure they import jobs here — jobs here — and we export product.  Canada is doing the same thing.

So this is a real — this is a real shift in the world economy, in terms of what we’re prepared to do.  And I’ll be darned if I’m going to stick in a situation where, as long as I’m President, where we have to rely on a supply chain in the other end of the world that is affected by politics, pandemics, or anything else.

We’re not hurting — we’re not hurting anyone in terms of having access to the start of the supply chain.  It’s available.

But again, I — I predict to you, you’re going to see, after we’re both out of office, both China — I mean, China out of the game, in terms of many of the — the product they’re — they’re producing, and the United States and Canada pretty solid economically situated for the future in terms of also bringing back manufacturing jobs.


PRESIDENT BIDEN:  Sorry.  And they’re telling me I’m talking too long because we got to go to dinner.  (Laughter.)

MODERATOR:  Thank you.

(In French.)  (As interpreted.)  We’ll take one last question.

Q    My first question is for the Prime Minister.  But, Mr.  President, feel free to weigh in before my follow-up.

Prime Minister, we know you’ve — we know that you’ve appointed a special rapporteur, but with what we’ve learned about Han Dong’s communication with the Chinese Consular General, do you believe he advocated for the delayed release of the two Michaels?

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU:  First of all, Han gave a strong speech in the House that I recommend people listen to, and we fully accept that he is stepping away from the Liberal caucus in order to vigorously contest these allegations.

But I do want to take a step back and point out that foreign interference, interference by authoritarian governments, like China, Russia, Iran, and others, is a very real challenge to our democracies and is absolutely unacceptable.

It’s why, over the past number of years, the President and I have had many conversations about this.  And indeed, we’ll continue to work together with our democratic allies around the world to keep our institutions and our democracies safe from foreign interference.

In 2018, when Canada hosted the G7 in Charlevoix, we actually created the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism to protect our democracies in cases of interference.  And we will continue to work together to make sure we’re doing everything necessary to protect our democracies, which, by definition, are more open and therefore more vulnerable to foreign actors trying to weigh in in our politics, in our business, in our research institutions, and particularly impact on citizens themselves — which is why, over the past years, Canada, like our allies around the world, has given itself new rigorous tools to counter foreign interference.

And with the work that our expert rapporteur will do, with the work that our National Security Committee of Parliamentarians will be doing, and other institutions, we will continue to do everything necessary to keep Canadians safe.

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  I have nothing to add.  (Laughter.)

Q    Thank you.  And, Mr. President, when you took office, you cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline.  This week, your government delayed the environmental assessment to reroute Enbridge Line 5, and at the same time, you’re approving oil drilling in Alaska.

So what’s your response to people who say it’s hypocritical to stymie Canadian energy projects while allowing your own?

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  First of all, I don’t think it is, but I’ll be very brief.

The difficult decision was on what we do with the Willow Project in Alaska, and my strong inclination was to disapprove of it across the board.  But the advice I got from counsel was that if that were the case, we may very well lose in court — lose that case in court to the oil company — and then not be able to do what I really want to do beyond that, and that is conserve significant amounts of Alaskan sea and land forever.

I was able to see to it that we are literally able to conserve millions of acres, not a — not a few — millions of acres of sea and land forever so it cannot be used in the future.

I am banking on — we’ll find out — that the oil company is going to say not — that’s not going to be challenged, and they’re going to go with thr- — with three sites.  And the energy that is going to be produced they’re estimating wou- — would account to 1 percent — 1 percent of the total production of oil in the world.

And so I thought it was a good — a — the better gamble and a hell of a tradeoff to have the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Sea and so many other places off limits forever now.

I think we put more land in conservation than any administration since Teddy Roosevelt.  I’m not positive of that, but I think that’s true.

Q    So why are you delaying efforts then?

MODERATOR:  Thank you all.  This is what concludes today’s press conference.


Q    Mr. President, Iran keeps targeting Americans.  Does there need to be a higher cost, sir?

PRESIDENT BIDEN:  We are not going to stop.

[End Transcript]

Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand Says, “We Engaged and Defeated the Object” That Entered Canadian Airspace

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 11, 2023 | Sundance

February 11, 2023 | Sundance | 158 Comments

Canada’s politically and culturally correct Defense Minister Anita Anand held a press conference in Ottawa after a US warplane shot down an unidentified object flying over northern Canada on the orders of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

While reminding Canadians of the vital importance of working to protect the indigenous people of North America, and reminding the nation that all measures will be taken to ensure their safety as the recovery efforts continue, Defense Minister Anand emphasized the importance of the moment stating (06:55), “we detected this object together” with NORAD, and “we defeated this object together.”

A rather odd choice of carefully selected words, inferring “the object” was fighting back.  WATCH:


Biden, Trudeau and AMLO Release the “Declaration of North America” – Prepare your Affairs Accordingly

Posted originally on the CTH on January 11, 2023 | Sundance

January 11, 2023 | Sundance | 326 Comments

Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and Lopez-Obrador released an action outline called the “Declaration of North America.”

The DNA is a declaration centered around six pillars: 1) diversity, equity, and inclusion; 2) climate change and the environment; 3) competitiveness; 4) migration and development; 5) health; and 6) regional security. The action-oriented outline provides the roadmap for the ideological intentions of the three governments.

I would strongly urge everyone to review the declaration [READ HERE], because just like a 5-year financial plan, every family should first know the scale of the chaos they are going to encounter in order to make plans to secure their life.

The declaration does not need much interpretation to be understood, this is the framework for how the United States, Canada and Mexico see the future of North America.

Unfortunately, only a miniscule number of Americans will read the Declaration, and yet it is information like this that tells you the intent of government in our life.

As an example, ask the next person you see advocating for Harmeet Dhillon as RNC Chairperson, or Ron DeSantis as a viable 2024 candidate, what the Declaration of North America means and how will Dhillon or DeSantis operate to change the direction of the DNA intent.

I guarantee you not a single person will have any clue what you are talking about, and every single one of them will look at you like a cow just licked them on the forehead. If my assumption is incorrect, I will eat a plain rice cake live on your selected TV show or podcast.

CTH will never stop fighting against the totality of the corrupt system, yet it is increasingly frustrating to see decent people maintaining the cycle of abuse from both the Republican and Democrat wing of the UniParty.

(1) We need to get as self-sufficient as possible.

(2) We need a worker’s rebellion, a movement similar in effect to the Solidarity movement.

All cultural and social issues are downstream from the ability of an American to live in a sovereign nation as a sovereign individual.  If we do not have control over our personal economic decisions, we are serfs.

Focus discussions with the working-class community; focus on the principles of economics and national stability that comes from economic security.  I am increasingly convinced the working-class is where the solution to this mess is going to come from.

Those who control government, the corporations who pull the strings, know a worker’s strike is risk to their effort and they are doing everything to create systems and processes that would avoid one.  Uncontrolled mass economic migration is a countermeasure to dilute the ability of a worker’s strike to impact political outcomes.

They are few, we are still many – but losing ground and need to work with urgency.

Instead of trying to plug the dam with fingers and toes, invest in scuba gear for your family.  Once secured, then move upstream to the origination of the inbound flows.

Los Tres Amigos: Joe Biden, Lopez-Obrador and Justin Trudeau Deliver Remarks Following North American Summit

Posted originally on the CTH on January 11, 2023 | Sundance |

Given the fulsome context of the latest ideological alignment coming from the North American Summit, I am entirely certain the ordinary people in the U.S. and Canada do not have any idea just how badly things are likely to deteriorate in the near future.  However, for the ordinary people of Mexico, already living in a situation of day-to-day survival, they will not likely note any difference.

White House occupant Joe Biden, Mexican President Lopez-Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered remarks yesterday at the conclusion of their trilateral discussions. You can watch the entire speech set HERE with the full transcript below.  What follows is a painful, albeit brutally honest, assessment of the remarks and the predictable future they contain.

AMLO is a soft socialist but has previously indicated his tendency toward economic nationalism.  Trudeau is a modern leftist and a true globalist at heart.   Biden is a puppet for the modern American political left and economically concerned only for his personal crime syndicate financial situation.  Behind Biden’s politics is a blend of Obama domestic ideology and a willingness to align with interventionist foreign policy that benefits his personal financial interests.

♦ IMMIGRATION – On the issue of mass illegal immigration, Trudeau can wax philosophically about the virtues of multiculturalism and diversity because the United States provides a 2,500-mile migration filtration and border protection zone.  For the United States, Joe Biden speaks about the endless ability of America to absorb millions of migrants in the sake of humanity. Biden’s position has little to do with the economic damage created by mass migration because he and his leftist allies are disconnected from the chaos, protected by walls and personal security.

On the issue of illegal migration, it is AMLO’s position that carries the most consequence because Mexico is the funnel control mechanism.  It is clear in his remarks that AMLO is a socialist on the issue of unlimited migration, and he has no compulsion to stop the flow of human trafficking from south and central America into the United States.

All three leaders speak of the need to look at the origin of immigration, the conditions in places like Guatemala, Honduras, el-Salvador etc. as the focus of their attention.  According to the three amigos it is apparently the responsibility of those living a better life in the United States to provide economic stability, security, social programs and education systems to the less developed nations.   In essence, it is the responsibility of American citizens to ensure the quality of life in South and Central America.

There is no sunlight between the three leaders as to the open border policies they support.  Sure, there are some words about the various “legal processes” and a high-minded politispeak about visas and various control mechanisms; however, there is zero willingness on their part to ensure national border security for any of the three North American nations, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Apparently, all three leaders view North America as having the ability to absorb the rest of the hemisphere without any regard to the damaged lifestyle for those already living in the U.S.

♦ ECONOMY – On the economic systems and various issues surrounding economics and trade.   Justin Trudeau expresses his commitment to the retention of the Canadian economy as an assembler of products that arrive from other countries.  This permits his economy to operate without the need for the exploitative industries around raw material extraction.

Canada can wax philosophically about their “green” climate change economy, because all of the dirty work takes place somewhere else, and the component parts are delivered to the Canadians for clean assembly into finished goods.   What is important to Trudeau is access to the U.S. market to sell those finished goods. That’s the sum total of Canada’s economic concern.

From the Mexican perspective, AMLO wants additional investment from North American corporations so he can build a Mexican infrastructure system similar to the United States.  AMLO wants an industrial revolution to raise the living standards of the Mexican people, but he recognizes he doesn’t have the education system or social system to create the economy he desires.  So, falling back upon his socialist outlook, he wants the multinationals to pay fees and taxes to his government so that he can build the economic infrastructure he demands.  AMLO is all about getting this “investment,” or what used to be called corporate bribes for access.

As a result of his focus being on investment, AMLO must repeatedly claim the Mexican government is not controlled by the five major Mexican cartels that operate in each region from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.  It’s a lie, and he knows it’s a lie, and everyone around him knows it’s a lie, but it’s a pretending that must exist in order to make the economic demands.

From the perspective of Biden, the U.S. economy is doing swimmingly, and the American people are filled with abundance and happiness, well able to afford sharing all of the economic benefits of living in the United States with the rest of South and Central America.  It’s not cognitive dissonance, this is what his advisors tell him, so he believes it. A recent example of the cleaning of El Paso prior to his arrival is an example of the people around Joe Biden maintaining a pretense so that Biden can make claims that are disconnected from reality.

As I have said repeatedly, the advancement of modern leftism is contingent upon pretending things.  Denial of truth permits easier trespass. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the professional republican apparatus are also invested in the maintenance of this pretense.   As ideology rules the left wing of the UniParty, corporatism rules the right wing – they both act in unison to maintain forward flight.

♦ Drugs and Human Trafficking – All three leaders speak of the need to stop drugs and human trafficking, yet all three leaders pretend not to know their policies as outlined in their remarks are directly responsible for maintaining the most horrific system of serious abuse, sexual exploitation and human smuggling, children trafficked for labor and sex crimes, along with the customary violence of rape, torture and blackmail by the cartels who control every region in Mexico.

It truly is one of the most disgusting aspects to their intentional dissonance, watching the three leaders talk about their virtuous worldview yet knowing the evil nature of the outcomes that stem from abuses within the system the three leaders’ support.  The vile nature of their pretense is blood-boiling, and God will have no mercy in final judgement.

Below is the Full Transcript

[TRANSCRIPT] – PRESIDENT BIDEN: Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to be back here in Mexico City. And I want to thank you, Mr. President, for hosting the Prime Minister and me for the 10th North American Leaders’ Summit. This is a magnificent fora.

And we’re true partners, the three of us, working together with mutual respect and a genuine like for one another to advance a safer and more prosperous future for all of our people.

And the reason for this summit and this trilateral relationship are so impactful is because we share a common vision for the future, grounded on common values — and I mean that sincerely — common values we share in our countries.

Since becoming President, I’ve been laser-focused on rebuilding the U.S. economy from the bottom up and the middle out, not the trickle-down economy. Because the bottom up and pr- — and the middle out, it works, because the wealthy do very well and everybody else does well, too, when everybody does well. And “from the bottom up” is — means investing in priorities for working families.

The United States has made historic, bipartisan investments
in infrastructure and innovation that are already beginning to deliver concrete benefits for the American people, and, I would argue, it will ultimately reap benefits for the entire North America.

We’ve renewed our dependence — our deep- — and deepened our cooperation for — of the closest friends and allies — none closer than Mexico and Canada — to take on the biggest challenges facing the region and, quite frankly, the world.

Because there can no longer be any question — none — in today’s interconnected world. We cannot wall ourself off from shared problems. We are stronger and better when we work together, the three of us.

And together, we’ve made enormous progress since our last summit, from COVID — fighting COVID-19 and strengthening our ability to address public health threats, to investing in and building a 21st-century workforce.

At the top of our shared agenda today is keeping North America the most competitive, prosperous, and resilient economic region of the world.

And the strength of our economic relationship among our nations not only supports good-paying jobs in all of our countries, but it generates tremendous growth.

Now we’re working to a future to strengthen our cooperation on supply chains and critical minerals so we can continue accelerating our efforts to build the technologies of tomorrow right here in North America.

This summit — this summit also builds on the continual consultation and cooperation with one another to take on the challenges that impact all three of our nations.

Our entire hemisphere is experiencing unprecedented levels of migration — greater than any time in history. And North America — at the North America Summit Leader hosted in Washington in 2021, we launched the idea of a regional-wide approach — a regional-wide approach to a regional-wide problem. The idea grew into the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, which 21 countries ultimately adopted at the Summit of the Americas six months ago.

And we’re working together, especially with our North American partners, to fulfill our commitments under that declaration. They include the policies I announced last week
to expand safe and legal pathways for immigrants from Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti that were seeking a better life here in the United States of America.

We also want to thank you, Mr. President, for stepping up to receive into Mexico those not following the lawful pathways we’ve made available, instead of — attempting to unlawfully cross the border between our countries.

On my way here, I stopped in El Paso, Texas, to see the situation with my own eyes and to meet with U.S. border security officials. It’s putting real strain on the communities in both Mexico and the United States. We’re working together to address this challenge in a way that upholds our nations’ laws and protects the human rights of migrants facing desperate circumstances.

We’re also working together to take on the scourge of human smuggling and illegal drug trafficking. In just the last six months, our joint patrols in Mexico have resulted in the arrest of more than 7,000 — 7,000 human smugglers. And we’ve seized more than 20,000 pounds of deadly fentanyl at the border.

And today, we’ve discussed how all three of us can continue to deepen and strengthen our shared efforts to cut off the flow of illegal fentanyl, including by tackling the precursor chemicals used in synthetic drugs as we go after the laboratories where they’re made and the stash houses where they’re stored.

We also talked about meeting our commitments to make North America a clean energy powerhouse — and I believe that’s within our grasp — and a global leader in addressing the climate crisis.

That means working together to promote zero-emissions vehicles, to build charging stations for electric vehicles that are compatible across our international borders. It means exploring shared markets for clean hydrogen. And it means working together to meet our ambitious commitments under the Paris Agreement, including tackling methane and black carbon.

And finally, as three vibrant democracies, we recognize our greatest strength is our people. Let me say that again: Vital democracies we are, and our greatest strength are our people — the strength of our people.

And a key to our competitive edge in the world is our incredible diversity.

So, together, we’re working to address the inequities that for too long have plagued historically marginalized communities in each of our nations to make sure everyone gets a fair shot. It’s one of the smartest investments we can make for our future, and we’re going to make it together.

So, Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister, I’m han- — I’m honored to stand with you today. And I am grateful to have you both of you as partners and, I might add, friends as we work together to realize a shared vision for North America.

Thank you very much. (Applause.)

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: Bonjour. Good afternoon. Buenas tardes, President López Obrador, mi amigo. Thank you for having us here in Mexico City.

President Biden, my friend, thank you for all your hard work and your valuable insights in today’s meetings.

As a continent, we are unique. We are three large democracies committed to freedom, human rights, equality, and creating real opportunity for everyone. We share deep ties as friends and trading partners.

(Speaks French.) (As interpreted.) During these 30 years, the economies of Mexico, U.S., and Canada have become closely tied because of NAFTA. This trade agreement helped our economies grow and created millions of good employments, and the trade amongst our borders drew investors from the world over.

(Speaks English.) Free trade through NAFTA has helped make our economies among the most competitive in the world. It makes sense why. Combined, we are home to half a billion people. We have an extraordinarily strong innovation ecosystem. Our combined GDP is larger than that of the European Union. And, as leaders, we are all dedicated to driving economic growth that supports the middle class and those working hard to join it.

These are all foundations of a strong and resilient continental economy.

People remember what happened just a few years ago when the certainty of this partnership was in question. Investors, businesses, workers, and citizens all worried about what would happen. When free trade is at risk, that isn’t good for competition in the global market.

Thankfully, the belief in free and fair trade won the day. We renegotiated, and we got an even better deal. To put it simply, we are and always will be stronger together.

The world today is facing a lot of uncertainty. With the rise in authoritarian leaders causing global instability and the high cost of living putting stress on families at home, it’s important that we come together as leaders and as friends to look at ways to make our economies more resilient.

And today, we discussed how we can build reliable value chains on this continent for everything from critical minerals to electric vehicles to semiconductors. This is good for workers, good for consumers, and good for communities across our countries.
(Speaks French.) (As interpreted.) COVID-19 showed us the importance of supply chains and economic resilience, the importance of being prepared, being ready to face a new pandemic, and try to prevent it. Today, we spoke about a way to improve our cooperation in the realm of health services in order to be ready to intervene.

(Speaks English.) We can boost our economic resilience even further through our work to build a clean economy. Things like clean energy, including hydrogen, manufacturing, zero-emission vehicles, and encouraging more people to adopt them.

This is an enormous opportunity for workers and for business.

(Speaks French.) (As interpreted.) We should all be part of climate action. Government and private sector should work together to attain the 2030 goals and objectives.

These goals are not only about reducing pollution to get to the Paris objectives, they have to do to do with our engagements to preserve 30 percent of our lands and oceans in 2030.

Last, COP15 in Montreal, Canada, convened the countries around the world, and we reached a historic agreement to preserve and protect nature. This is essential for the health of the economy.

(Speaks English.) Canada is pleased to have our Mexican and American friends committed so strongly to protecting clean air, clean water, and a brighter future.

Canada is also pleased to see all three countries take steps to more — to build towards building a more diverse, equal, and inclusive society, a society where there is opportunity for everyone, where women and girls are politically and economically empowered, including Indigenous women and girls; where the benefits of growth are felt by workers and families across the economy.

By doing this, we create a more stable, prosperous, and equal future, and we build economies that work for all North Americans.

We made progress on a lot of different things today. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and as North American leaders, we recognize the roles our countries play in being a source of stability and security, not just in the region but around the world.

(Speaks French.) (As interpreted.) This summit was extremely fruitful. We were able to reiterate our vision and the force of our partnership.

(Speaks English.) I know we’ll make much progress in the coming year. And I look forward to hosting you both in Canada for the next North American Leaders’ Summit.

Thank you. Merci. Gracias. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT LÓPEZ OBRADOR: (As interpreted.) I want to thank, in a very sincere fashion, the participation of President Biden and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and also the participation of their respective wives, Jill, Sophie. And I also want to thank their delegations and teams.

The mere fact of being here together today as good neighbors in this environment of respect to look for the wellbeing of our peoples in a joint manner is in itself a very important historic event, a true happening.

Nonetheless, I wanted to highlight that we’ve agreed on strengthening our economic, trade, commercial relations. And for that, we’re going to be creating a joint committee aimed at planning and substituting imports in North America so that we may try to be increasingly self-sufficient in this part of the world and to turn development cooperation into a reality, as well as the wellbeing of all the countries of our continent. We want that to be a reality.

The United States, Canada, and Mexico will propose — each one of those countries will be proposing four members for the formation, for the creation of this task force — of this committee of 12 specialists that not only know this issue we are going to be working on, but they will also have our absolute trust to motivate, to persuade, and invite the business community, workers, public servants of all three governments, and to convince them about the importance that transcendence of being united in North America and for us to be able to speak from here on this unity in everything we do throughout the American continent.

On the part of Mexico and this group, we are going to be represented by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard; Rogelio Ramírez de la O, Finance Minister of Mexico; Raquel Buenrostro Sánchez, who is the Secretary of Economy; and Alfonso Romo Garza, who represents the business community. He’s an independent businessman, Mr. Romo is.

And we also discussed as a priority issue economic commercial trade; integration, as I have already expressed, of the entire American continent; and the wellbeing of the peoples; and the new relations of cooperation, leaving behind interventionism — hegemonic interventionism.

Let me do a set-aside here to express my acknowledgement, my recognition to Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden for the way, which has been so solidary, in which they’ve acted, in which they are acting vis-à-vis the attempt of coup d’état in Brazil. This shows that there’s a commitment — authentic commitment in favor of democracy. Our support for President Lula of Brazil.

We have to — together, we have to be able to accomplish all this — everything that President Biden just said. We have to be able to accomplish this that is on equal footing for us to be treating each other as good neighbors, economic allies, and as friends.

We, of course, will be helping to turn this dream into a reality. And we are very enthused at the certainty that this is something we can accomplish. Peace is the result of justice. Social problems cannot be solved only with coercion measures. We should always attempt to discourage violence and the migration phenomenon with an approach — humanitarian approach of opportunities for the wellbeing of everyone.

People are good by nature. And it’s circumstances that sometimes make it necessary for someone to take the path of antisocial behaviors. We have seen this in Mexico and also in our sister countries, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador.

For instance, in our country, in Mexico, since corruption is not allowed and the budget is used for development and supporting the poorest sectors of our population, today we not only have jobs, employment, we have seen reductions in violence. We have less migration as well. And we’ve also tempered frustration. And what we can see is this flame — this flame which is alive. I’m talking about the flame of hope. Peace is the fruit — it is the result of justice.

The Central American case is exceptional. With just a few resources, we are helping producers in communities in Honduras and El Salvador so that they can grow their land, so that they can grow their crops with technical assistance, support, and basic income.

And in those towns where we are applying those actions — particularly the program we call Sembrando Vida, which means “sowing life,” and Youth Building the Future Program — we’ve not just seen a reduction of people wanting to migrate to the United States seeking opportunities of better living conditions and jobs, but for many young people of those countries, crime has stopped being the only possibility of survival and the only way to move forward in life.

The migration issue, as many other issues, was discussed in a very broad fashion. And we reached important agreements among the three countries for the benefit of our peoples, as you will be able to see, as you will also be able to know, through a communiqué — a joint communiqué that we have that will be provided to you immediately.

Finally, I want to thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his extraordinary and fraternal program that consists of granting temporary working visas for laborers, workers. This program is already benefiting 25,000 men and women — 25,000 Mexicans. This is a path to follow that is orderly migration. Prime Minister Trudeau is a great ally of Mexico.

President Biden, I want to thank you sincerely for maintaining with Mexico a relationship of cooperation, of friendship — sincere friendship, sir — of respect for our fellow man who live and work in a very honest fashion in the United States who are not harassed. They’re not suffering raids as it unfortunately used to happen in the past.

We have said this and I repeat it today — I insist on this: You, President Biden, you are the first President of the United States in a very long time that has not built not even one meter of wall. And that — we thank you for that, sir, although some might not like it — although the conservatives don’t like it.

In a very special manner, I also want to say that I have requested in a very respectful manner, President Biden — I have requested on insisting — and I know that this is not a simple issue or matter, but it’s a fair and very just matter. And that’s why I’m proposing it. That’s why I’m mentioning this. And also because I truly — I fully trust President Biden.

I’ve asked President Biden to insist before the U.S. Congress to regularize the migration situations of millions of Mexicans who have been in the States working, living in the United States, and contributing to the development of that great nation, which is the United States of America.

I have reasserted, reaffirmed that President Biden is a man with convictions who maintains principles, ideals to guarantee, to ensure as many others — men, women in the United States and throughout the world — that the Statue of Liberty never, never, ever should become a symbol — a void, an empty symbol.

Let me conclude by saying that my professor, great poet, Carlos Pellicer — my master, my teacher — in 1930, he said that the wish of freedom, of liberty is the biggest fruit that has materialized that is in the heart of humans. To be doing that, we have to be free. The sentiments of justice are the children of freedom, of liberty. Never, ever being slaves will we be able to be just and fair.

Thank you very much. (Applause.)

MODERATOR: (As interpreted.) Now let’s begin a Q&A session. Ladies and gentlemen and the U.S. press; Your Excellency, Joseph Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America will take a question from a journalist, a reporter from the United States.


PRESIDENT BIDEN: All right. I was having trouble hearing, but I’d like to call on Associated Press, Colleen Long, for the first question.

Q Thanks, Mr. President. Hola, Señor. And hi, Prime Minister Trudeau.

For Mr. President, you’ve been accused of being too soft on border security and now too hard, following the recent border policy changes. What’s the right balance?

And on the news at home, can you explain how classified documents ended up in one of your offices? And should the public get — have been notified sooner?

For Prime Minister Trudeau, there’s been a suggestion that Canada lead a multinational security force in Haiti. I wondered if that was a possibility and what you would need.

Y señor, usted Presidente, muchas gracias por la bienvenida esta semana. Quiero preguntar: You said that you would accept — you would be willing to accept more migrants arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border. What do you want from the U.S. in return?

PRESIDENT BIDEN: I’ll answer first?

Well, let me get rid of the easy one first. People know I take classified documents and classified information seriously.

When my lawyers were clearing out my office at the University of Pennsylvania, they set up an office for me — a secure office in the Capitol, when I — the four years after being Vice President, I was a professor at Penn.

They found some documents in a box — you know, a locked cabinet, or at least a closet. And as soon as they did, they realized there were several classified documents in that box. And they did what they should have done: They immediately called the Archives — immediately called the Archives, turned them over to the Archives. And I was briefed about this discovery and surprised to learn that there were any government records that were taken there to that office.

But I don’t know what’s in the documents. I’ve — my lawyers have not suggested I ask what documents they were. I’ve turned over the boxes — they’ve turned over the boxes to the Archives. And we’re cooperating fully — cooperating fully with the review, and — which I hope will be finished soon, and will be more detail at that time.

The first question, now I forgot. (Laughter.) Your first question related to —

Q I — yes, I asked if we — I asked if the —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: I’m only joking.

Q Oh. (Laughs.)

PRESIDENT BIDEN: The answer is — the answer is: You’ve got both — both the extremes are wrong. It’s a basic middle proposition.

Now, look, as was mentioned by all of us in one way or another, this has been the greatest migration in human history around the world, as well as in this hemisphere. And when I got elected, the first thing I — the first major piece of legislation I introduced was to reform the immigration process, to make it more orderly, to make it more — to make sure people have access under the law.

And so, what we found out — and not just in my visit to El Paso, but before that — we found out is that our Republican friends and some — a few Democrats — they were very critical of what’s going on at the border but yet refuse even look at the detail document I submitted for the Congress to consider to reform the process completely.

And so, number one, right now, a majority of our migrants are coming from four countries: Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua. And we’re expanding the exi- — the very successful parole program we had, with regard to Venezuela, to Cuba and to Nicaragua and to Haiti to provide safe and orderly and humane processing for people fleeing those countries to come to the United States and claiming under the — seeking asylum.

This is going to reduce the number of people legally trying to cross — illegally trying to cross the border. Venezuelans were trying to enter the country. That they dropped — that has dropped off dramatically because we’ve allowed them to go directly to whatever country — the first country they go to, directly contact the United States, make sure that they make their application showing that they have — they do a background check; they, in fact, have access to a sponsor; and that they have been — they’ve been examined. And that way, they’re able to come through ports of entry.

And it’s dropped off — I’m going to make sure I get the numbers right — dramatically from 1,100 persons trying to enter to — per day — to 250 a day.

I’ve asked the — and I want to thank the President of Mexico for agreeing to take up to 3,000 people back in — as — that don’t meet this criteria. Because, look, right now the cartels make a lot of money, which they use for drug trafficking as well. People go through — have to make it through jungles and a long journey to the — to the — to the border. And many are victimized, not only in terms of what they have to pay, but victimized physically in other ways.

And so we’re trying to make it easier for people to get here, opening up the capacity to get here, but not have them go through that godawful process.

And we’re going to continue our efforts to address the root causes of migration to help people stay in their home countries. I’ve asked the Congress for $4 billion to provide for that. We’ve also had our Vice President provide for private donations of over $3 billion to make sure that people —

Look, all of you know all of us in the United States are immigrants. And mine go all the way back to the Irish famine. But the point is: All of us have been immigrants. And one of the things that comes across fairly clearly is, it’s not like people sit in their home city, county, town and say, “I got a great idea. Let’s sell everything we have, give it to a coyote, go through some jungles and a long path up to the United States, smuggle us across the border, drop us in a desert. And won’t that be fun in a country we don’t even speak the language?”

We have — we can do more than merely just make legal immigration more streamlined. But we can also do it by preventing people from wanting to have to leave in the first place, by helping their communities, in fact, better their circumstances.

And so, I — I hope — you know, and, by the way, my proposals are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, by the American labor movement, not — I mean, which is an unusual coalition — and a whole range of people.

The point here is that my Republican friends in Congress should join us in the solutions.

And the one last point I’ll make — and I’m sorry to go on so long, but we spent a lot of time talking about it — is we have to increase the technological capabilities at the border, both to intercept illegal drugs and other contraband, as well as people being smuggled across the border.

We have now the ability to use and use — some of you have seen them; I know you all — you have, I’m sure — these trucks that ride alongside of a tractor trailer. It’s like a giant X-ray machine, and it can determine what’s inside that tractor trailer. And thousands cross the border every day — illegal commerce. And so, we’re allowed to determine whether or not there — fentanyl is in there, drugs in there, people being smuggled across the border.

We’re going to provide significantly more of those vehicles for the people to be able to determine at the border what need — what — what is coming across legally and illegally.

A lot more to say, but I probably already said too much. Thank you.

MODERATOR: (As interpreted.) David Cochrane, CBC, from Canada, will be asking to Prime Minister Trudeau.

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: (Inaudible) question. And I’ll fold the Haiti question in as well.

Q Okay, thank you, Prime Minister. A question for you and for President Biden as well.

President Biden, you’ve talked a lot about economic cooperation and building continental supply chains and resilience here. But since you’ve been President, Canadians have seen what they consider to be protectionist — U.S. protectionism from you in things such as the Buy American Act. So, what assurances can you give to Canadians and Mexicans watching this at home that they will be equal partners in the economic opportunity you’re talking about in this transition and not have to confront further attempts at American protectionism?

President López Obrador, if you have anything to say on that, we’d love to hear it.

And, Prime Minister Trudeau, if you can answer the Haiti question but also explain to us what steps your government needs to take to take advantage of this opportunity on the continental supply chain resiliency to ensure that Canadian companies make things like semiconductors and don’t just supply critical minerals to American companies.

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: Thank you very much. First, on Haiti, the situation in Haiti is heartbreaking. Canada has stood with the people of Haiti for decades, including over the past three years with multiple interventions with the U.N., with other partners on the ground; military interventions, police interventions, even prison guards.

We have continued to stand with the people of Haiti, and we will continue to. Obviously, this current situation is heart wrenching and we need to continue to be there for the people of Haiti. But we need to make sure that the solutions are driven by the people of Haiti themselves.

That’s why Canada’s focus, as we stepped up over the past months, has been, first of all, in putting significant sanctions on the elites who are responsible for so much of the violence and political instability in Haiti. A handful of small, extraordinarily wealthy families in Haiti have been causing much of the strife because of political and pecuniary interests. And that is why the sanctions that Canada has put forward are causing significant impacts on the ground.

We’re also moving forward with significant supports for the Haitian National Police, including with armored vehicles — the Americans have stepped up on as well — to ensure that the police is able to stabilize the situation on the ground.

Obviously, there’s much more to do. We’ve sent down a group of interlocutors to work both on the political side, but also to liaise directly with the security officials on the ground so that we can be responsive in immediate ways to what is needed for the Haitian National Police to get a better control and ensure greater stability for the people of Haiti.

The U.N. called in September for the free flow of food, medicines, water, and fuel. Much of that has started again. It’s still not where it needs to be, but we’re going to continue to lean in on ensuring that that happens.

But at the same time, we are working with partners across the Caribbean and, indeed, with the United States and Mexico to ensure that if the situation starts to deteriorate once again, we will have options.

But like I said, we’re going to make sure that what we do this time allows for the Haitian people to get the situation under control. And a big part of that is putting those sanctions on the Haitian leadership that are responsible for so much of the misery people are going through.

In regards to the continental supply chain, that was at the center of our conversations throughout this — this North American Leaders’ Summit. The idea that we already work extraordinarily well together with NAFTA, but there’s so much more we can be doing at a time where supply chains around the world are under increasing stress and significant economic actors around the world are becoming less reliable as partners and less desirable as partners in building the technologies and the energy futures that we want.

That’s why — you brought up a few examples of it — our critical minerals approach strategy that we just released a few weeks ago is focused not just on mining the critical minerals that Canada has, that North America and the world needs, in responsible environmental partnership with Indigenous Peoples doing it the right way, but also the development, the processing, the transforming into batteries, the transforming into technology that goes along the value chain as something that is important for Canada.

And, yes, it’s something that we’re continuing to look at. That’s the same thing with electric vehicles where we’re building electric vehicles with our partners in Mexico and in the United States.

But Canada — again, from the critical minerals that go into the batteries and the batteries themselves that we’re starting to build, to the — to the steel and aluminum that is amongst the cleanest in the world being developed in Canada, to the technology, the innovation, from AI to engineering that is part of it — Canada is very much a partner in what we’re developing in terms of more resilient supply chain. So, there’s lots more to do.

Indeed, even on semiconductors, the largest semiconductor packaging plant in North America, I believe, is in Bromont, Québec. And packaging of semiconductors is actually how you assemble them into a unit that can then do the high-value calculations and computations that need to happen.

These are the kinds of things that Canada is very much focused on in ensuring not just prosperity right now, but good jobs as we move towards a environmentally responsible, net-zero, socially inclusive future that the middle class in all three of our countries are relying on.

Q (Inaudible.)

PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU: (Speaks French.) (As interpreted.) Briefly, in French: In regard to Haiti, Canada has always been there to help the Haitian people, and we are working with our partners in the region to guarantee better solutions for the Haitian people. We have laid sanctions against the elites. We are helping the National Police in Haiti.

We have had good exchanges, good dialogues with our partners in the U.S. and Caribbean countries to guarantee that we will be able to preserve and to have the people of Haiti at the center of the solutions in regard to the economic integration and the competitiveness in North America, be it electric vehicles, be it Critical Minerals Strategy minerals, and the ones we’re going to develop to produce the necessary technologies or in regards to any other technologies in order to work together, because we know that North America can offer many solutions, great competitiveness to the rest of the world, and we are a true force to reckon with in our continent.

MODERATOR: (As interpreted.) Sara Pablo of the Formula Group will pose a question to the constitutional President of the United Mexican States.

Q (As interpreted.) Yes. Good afternoon, Presidents, Prime Minister. And we have a few questions for President Biden.

I know that recently you announced the United States will be receiving citizens from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua. What is the timeframe? And are you thinking of expanding the number of people you will be receiving? And is this — some other nations could be included? And what is the amount in technological improvements in the United States?

And for President López Obrador: How will Mexico be prepared to receive all the migrants the United States will be expelling from its territory? And the new migration center in the southern part of Mexico — what is it all about?

And then, after this 10th summit, are we going to be seeing changes in migration policies in the way migrants are being treated?

And finally, let me — this is for President Biden: Fentanyl. What concrete actions are you going to be implementing? What’s the impact of the detention of Ovidio Guzmán? Because the Cartel of the Pacific is one of the main fentanyl producers.

And finally, another question on energy sector consultations. President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau, did you discuss those discussions about the USMCA, the T-MEC?

PRESIDENT LÓPEZ OBRADOR: (As interpreted.) Very well. We did speak about migration in a very broad manner. Of course, there is cooperation with the U.S. administration. And at the same time, we have a commitment to protect migrants.

What President Biden has proposed is absolutely true. If migrants cross our country — and, in some cases, they also go through other countries in Latin America — to arrive in the United States, migrants are facing so many risks when they do that, starting with the fact that they are victims of the traffic — the smugglers — the human traffickers known as the “coyotes” or “polleros.” And they charge migrants a high amount of money to take them northbound.

Now, those polleros, or coyotes, have networks. And at the same time, they hire trailers, trucks — truck trailers. The box of the trailer, they can transport up to 300, 400 people. So, constant accidents are taking place on the highways of Mexico, the roads of Mexico, unfortunately.

And the worst of it all is that many migrants are being kidnapped by criminal groups, by criminals. They’re being murdered. And this is very sad, very painful.

That’s why I’m speaking about protection. What we want is an in-depth solution. We’ve always said that people — just as President Biden said, people do not leave their towns, their countries, their families because they like to do it. This is not a pleasure for them. They do it because of the needs they have. This is a necessity.

We’ve always said we have to look at the root causes of all this. We have to try for people to be able to work and be happy where they were born — where their relatives, their customs, their traditions, their cultures are.

And we need to invest for that. We need to invest in development of the countries with more inequality and poverty, because migration has to be an optional thing, not a forced situation.

However, in the meantime — because we’re, of course, doing everything we can to accomplish this — Mexico, with just a few resources, is helping. I have already mentioned that we are working — we are working with communities in El Salvador, in Honduras. We’re going to be starting this in Guatemala and Belize as well.

However, we do need to promote development even more — and wellbeing — to ensure, guarantee opportunities for those that are forced to migrate and leave their communities.

We are not thinking of building any center in the southeastern part of Mexico — any migration center. We’re not thinking of that. What we do is help with shelters, with healthcare services, with food services as well. That’s the way we help migrants.

And we do celebrate the fact that the U.S. administration has taken — made the decision, rather, to have an orderly migration flow in the case, for instance, of our Venezuelan brothers and sisters. And I understand that this plan will also be extended — will be expanded to benefit other migrants, other countries.

We know for sure that since the announcement was made saying that those permits, humanitarian visas were going to be granted in the case, for instance, of the Venezuelan population, we’ve seen a decrease in migration flows or people crossing Mexico to migrate.

This has been a considerable reduction because this was announced in the United States, and this was made public everywhere, saying that 24,000 humanitarian visas or permits were going to be granted and that the formalities had to be covered, the paperwork. Although there are some requirements that have to be met, people decided to do it. So what happened was that a new path has been opened; it didn’t exist before.

Everything was arriving in the United States, risking everything — risking people’s lives, of course, at the risk of their own lives.

Now that this mechanism has been approved, people can file their own request. And this might take time. However, there’s hope. A hope that this is — a purpose is going to be accomplished: the purpose of going to the United States to work, to live.

We celebrate this, and we think that — I insist what Canada is doing is also the right thing to do.

And I was talking about our own experience as well. And you can look at data. It’s there for you to look at. Because of circumstances in the past, migration corresponded to the sister countries of Central America that were — those were the main migration flows from Central America — but, for a long time as well, Mexicans migrating who were going to look for a better living standard, toward going to look for a job in the United States.

And just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States — 40 million who were born here in Mexico, who are the children of people who were born in Mexico.

Now, what have we been able to accomplish with all the support for wellbeing? We’ve reduced the number of Mexican migrants, yes. There are less migrants abandoning Mexico now because there’s public investment; because out of 35 million families, 30 million families of Mexican families are now receiving at least a program — a wellbeing program. And this is a very direct manner of doing this here in Mexico.

All the senior citizens, 65 or over, receive a pension. This is a universal program in Mexico. Eleven million of senior citizens in Mexico are getting a pension.

Eleven million students of low-income families, of poor families are getting grants. They’re getting scholarships.

All the boys and girls with disabilities also have their own pension.

We have a program for reforestation. It is the most important reforestation program in the world. And we are planting over 1 million hectares of fruit and timber trees. And we are giving jobs to over 400,000 peasants that are growing, planting those trees.

So, then, all these programs help so that people may be staying in their own communities, in their towns.

We built the Dos Bocas refinery — 35,000 jobs.

We are now building the Mayan train, which is the biggest railroad works in the world because it’s 1,554 kilometers — 1,554 kilometers — in five states of Mexico.

All the Mayan region — which is one of the most important archaeological zones of the world — well, there, people are working, building this railroad system. About 300,000 people are building the train. So, that’s really the option. That’s the path to follow — development, wellbeing.

And I insist, I repeat: I truly celebrate that the Canadian government and the U.S. administration, as well, are now attending to the migration problem with this type of approach. It’s quite lamentable that there are others — other politicians, other presidents, and public officials who are acting in a very inhuman manner.

Right now, in this winter season, for instance, with all due respect — I’m not saying this in a very direct manner, but what I’m saying is that one of the governors of our neighboring country headed a movement to take migrants to New York, to Washington, and just drop them there. This is politicking. This is completely inhuman. This should not be done. Because there are those who forget that we are all migrants.

How is it that that great nation, the United States, was developed with migrants? Thanks to that, so then we have to continue seeking, looking for alternatives. Just as, for instance, in the case of violence, we have to look into the root causes of violence.

And also in the case of our country, youth were never cared for. No services for young people. And the only thing that was done was call them young people who didn’t work, who didn’t study. This is a discriminatory labeling for youth. “They don’t study, they don’t work.” “Ninis,” they were called in Mexico. They don’t do one thing. They don’t do the other thing either.

So no one was ever caring for our youth in Mexico. All those young people only had — the only option they had, I mean, was to migrate. And many migrated, acting in a respectful manner, a very responsible fashion. And others as well were trying to make a living because they didn’t have any other opportunities. So they made a living in what we call the “informal economy,” which is, you know, making a living out in the street, no matter what. I mean, whichever way you can make a living without falling into illicit activities. However, unfortunately, many did go into the path of antisocial behaviors.

But we didn’t really take care of young people in Mexico. However, we now have a program devoted to young people. This program never existed in the past. There are 2.4 million young people who are being hired. They are working, and they’re apprentices.

What are we doing? We are taking away from them this culture, those seats the reserves, the stock. We’re taking that away from criminal groups. We don’t want those criminal groups to be taking our youth away. We want to give them opportunities. That’s exactly what we’re doing in Mexico.

And let me conclude also highlighting another difference which is quite important: There is no corruption in the administration, the government that I represent. There’s no impunity either.

There’s — we have painted this line that is very clear. Crime is one thing, and the authority is a different thing. There is no criminal association or partnership as before.

Yes, this is — we’re even ashamed to mention this, that — to mention that those who were in charge of guaranteeing or ensuring public security were at the service — in the past — were at the service of criminal organizations. This doesn’t happen in Mexico anymore.

That’s why in this meeting, this summit we just held today, all three governments of the three countries, we have reached agreements to continue working together to get peace — to have peace in all three countries so that we can ensure and guarantee security of our peoples.

That’s all I wanted to answer to your question, Madam.

Q (As interpreted.) On fentanyl? On fentanyl and energy consultations?

PRESIDENT LÓPEZ OBRADOR: (As interpreted.) Yes, we are doing that. Just as I was telling you that in the case of migration, first there were brothers and sisters from Central America and also from Mexico, but now, in recent times, a lot of migrants from Venezuela, from Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador.

We do have a situation. There are changes in places where we’re — places where people are being pushed to leave their towns, their place of origin for many reasons.

And with drugs, we have a case in point. It is not cannabis. It’s not marijuana. It’s not poppy. It’s not only cocaine either. Now, we have fentanyl and chemicals, which are some of the most dangerous type of substance and very harmful for people because they are causing so many deaths.

So then, we’re working on this in an organized manner. In the case of Mexico, this led us to make all the ports in the customs offices to be controlled by the armed forces in Mexico, all the sea customs office, because fentanyl and other chemicals come from Asia, and they are processed in labs. And we are avoiding the entrance of those chemical substances, and we are destroying labs.

The Navy Secretariat is in charge of managing ports and customs — sea customs offices. For instance, we had so much drug trafficking of chemicals in the port of Manzanillo and also in Lázaro Cárdenas. Now, the Navy is in charge of controlling those customs.

And all the customs, the land customs offices along the border line are now under the responsibility of the Ministry of Defense — National Defense Ministry.

So, we are combating fentanyl and those chemicals, and we’re doing this because we care. Nothing human is alien to us. We truly care being able to help and be of help — the situation in the United States — deaths because of overdose of fentanyl.

And — but just as we discussed today, this is not only an issue of the United States. The thing is that if we do not face this problem, this scourge, we are going to suffer it ourselves as well. So we have to act in a coordinated fashion. And that is something we have been doing, and we discussed it in this summit. It is in the communiqué we are about to give you. And we are defending life — the life.

As I was telling you — I was telling Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden — their teams, I was telling them as well: We only have two campaigns — publicity or propaganda campaigns — in the government, in my administration. One is dedicated or devoted to not consuming drugs: “Say no to drugs.” Because we have to also think of that. It became quite a famous thing — public fame. Everything related to gangs. They are even series of gangs and organized crime — gangs of organized crimes.

And this is like an apology of that which is desirable, because there are residences, very rich homes in those areas, very luxurious homes, and the cars. Men and women — all very good looking — very handsome men and women well dressed with jewelry all over the place, with a lot of power. And they pick up the phone and they call the head of the police force, head of the military, or even a president of a country. And that was being disseminated all over.

But we have seen a series on the damage caused by fentanyl — how, in six months, the life of a young person is destroyed. And is what those doses contain — they have muriatic acid.

Do people inform about the situation? Do people let other people know about this? No, of course not. So, we are going to be launching an information campaign.

I was telling the President and the Prime Minister vapors — yes, they say, “Well, they’re not bad. I mean, they just have five substances. That’s it. But they’re not bad.”

We did some research on this. Over 30 substances harmful and cancer-causing substances in those devices people smoke with.

And, however, because of the lobbying, corruption as well, the publicity or advertising management — this is being allowed.

And there are many parents and mothers, fathers who don’t even know the damage that their — our children are going through because of vapors. We have to look into this.

But, really, this is not only the responsibility of the government, this is also the responsibility of the media. You can also help us so much on this to, you know, spread the word, to inform people. Radio stations, television networks — they should be devoting time for this to inform people, to guide people on this on how bad drugs can be for people’s health and that people can be successful and they can be happy without having, without needing to fall into drug addiction — those mortal traps.

Well, all this, that’s what we’ve been discussing. I think I’m taking more than the time that I should have taken. It’s cold outside.

Thank you so much, everyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much.

PRESIDENT BIDEN: I want the record to show — I don’t know what questions I didn’t answer. I’m prepared later. Thank you very much.


Canadian Research Group Finds Unvaccinated People More Likely to Have Severe Car Accidents – Paving Way for Insurance Rate Hikes for Unvaccinated

Posted originally on the CTH on December 14, 2022 | sundance

The logic within the research outline is silly.  Unvaccinated people have a 72% higher rate of severe vehicle accidents than vaccinated drivers according to the study.

Could it be the difference between rural vs metropolitan populations; one drives frequently, for longer durations and distances, while the other does not?

Apparently, that type of commonsense possibility did not make it into the analysis.  However, the authors of the study do suggest insurance companies should start considering insurance risk hikes based on vaccination status.

(Via Yahoo) – If you passed on getting the COVID vaccine, you might be a lot more likely to get into a car crash.

Or at least those are the findings of a new study published this month in The American Journal of Medicine. During the summer of 2021, Canadian researchers examined the encrypted government-held records of more than 11 million adults, 16% of whom hadn’t received the COVID vaccine.

They found that the unvaccinated people were 72% more likely to be involved in a severe traffic crash—in which at least one person was transported to the hospital—than those who were vaccinated. That’s similar to the increased risk of car crashes for people with sleep apnea, though only about half that of people who abuse alcohol, researchers found.

The excess risk of car crash posed by unvaccinated drivers “exceeds the safety gains from modern automobile engineering advances and also imposes risks on other road users,” the authors wrote.

Of course, skipping a COVID vaccine does not mean that someone will get into a car crash. Instead, the authors theorize that people who resist public health recommendations might also “neglect basic road safety guidelines.”

Why would they ignore the rules of the road? Distrust of the government, a belief in freedom, misconceptions of daily risks, “faith in natural protection,” “antipathy toward regulation,” poverty, misinformation, a lack of resources, and personal beliefs are potential reasons proposed by the authors.

The findings are significant enough that primary care doctors should consider counseling unvaccinated patients on traffic safety—and insurance companies might base changes to insurance policies on vaccination data, the authors suggest. (read more)

It’s a Canadian study, so start there.

Trudeau Justifies Invoking Martial Law

Armstrong Economics Blog/Canada Re-Posted Nov 29, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Trudeau changed the world’s entire perception of Canada after his mishandling of the Freedom Convoy protest. Hard-working Canadian men and women demanded medical freedom and protested the vaccine mandates. The Canadian media was not permitted to question the COVID agenda, and dissenting voices were muffled. The Canadian trucker’s convoy (aka the Freedom Convoy) sparked the first major backlash for the Trudeau Administration after protestors could not be silenced by threats. Trudeau had to make good on those threats to assert whatever is left of his authority. Justin Trudeau is back to being a celebrity, not a politician, and is focusing on winning a drag queen race this week.

The convoy was completely peaceful until Trudeau, who refused to even speak to the protestors, invoked Martial Law. “What if the worst had happened in those following days? What if someone had gotten hurt, what if a police officer had been put in hospital?” Trudeau said. “I would have worn that,” he continued. “The responsibility of a prime minister is to make the tough calls and keep people safe.”

Trudeau knelt down amid Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and allowed the chaos to ensue because it fits the woke agenda for this New World Order. And guess what? Numerous Canadian police officers were injured or killed by those BLM protests that were not only allowed to continue but strongly encouraged.

Countless people were hurt by the government’s response to the protest of a “fringe minority.” The completely peaceful protestors were thrown in jail, sometimes without bail. They had their bank accounts frozen, and assets seized. People who donated to their cause had their assets frozen. The world saw a glimpse of how ruthless Canada has become under Trudeau.

President Xi Scolds Trudeau for G20 Media Leak

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Nov 18, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

The fear on Trudeau’s face is priceless. Everyone knows Justin Trudeau loves the spotlight. He is merely a celebrity like Zelensky. Justin is not a true statesman but a political puppet who does what he is told, as a good World Economic Forum Young Leader should. Within hours of what should have been a private meeting, the mainstream media released everything to the public. China’s Xi confronted Trudeau for disclosing altered information and making a complete fool of himself.

Everything discussed yesterday “has been leaked to the paper(s), that’s not appropriate” and “that’s not the way the conversation was conducted,” Xi told Trudeau through a translator. Justin, like a reprimanded schoolboy, said they “could work constructively together, but there will be things they disagree on.” Xi replied, “Let’s create the conditions first,” meaning do not open your mouth to the media when we are negotiating global affairs. There is nothing to disagree on when the conditions have not been outlined.

Before people cry “but, but, free speech—we can say what we can here,” let us not forget that Trudeau said China was his ideal government. Another step in the wrong direction for China and Western relations.

Medical Murder in Canada

Armstrong Economics Blog/Canada Re-Posted Nov 17, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Hello.  I wrote a response to one of James Kunstler`s readers who reported that medically assisted suicide is the sixth leading cause of death in Canada, that relates my own experiences working with the disabled in Canada — and living in poverty now in my old age — that this is misreported.  Disabled and/or old people who go into hospital in Canada without family, friends, and lawyer by their sides do not come out alive.  I don`t hesitate to suggest that most of the deaths in the article Too Poor to Continue Living with Dignity — Canadian Eugenics, Nov 15, 2022 are not medically assisted suicide but are probably outright medical murder.


REPLY: The depths of depravity of government know no bounds. We need to question why patients need lawyers to represent them in a healthcare setting. Medical patients are turning into healthcare victims. We saw it during COVID when hospitals were paid by insurance companies to place patients on ventilators, almost guaranteeing they’d never be released. Without an advocate, the patient/victim is at the mercy of the system.

Justin Trudeau’s dad, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, supported population “cleansing.” The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation provided the initial foundation for the practice by highlighting the scientific achievement of genome sequencing and combining it with the potential for “reducing the burden of disease on themselves and on society as a whole.” If you’re unable to pay taxes, you are of no use to the government.

It does not even matter if you served in the military and fought to protect your country. A Canadian Forces veteran went to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) for help with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. A worker at the VAC offered their unsolicited “medical opinion” – kill yourself. Trudeau feigned concern in this particular incident when it became international news and said only a physician or psychiatrist could tell their patients to kill themselves.

In 2021, 10,064 people were murdered under MAID, representing 3.3% of all deaths in the nation. There was a 32.4% growth in assisted suicides from 2020 to 2021. The most common underlying issue noted was “neurological” at 45.7%. The loss of ability to engage in meaningful activities was the top concern at 86.3%. A shocking 62.3% of individuals who applied for MAID changed their minds and had to plead with the government to stay alive. They have not been keeping track of race or religion in these deaths but plan to collect that data next year, allegedly.

The law will expand this coming March, and everyone is at risk. If the program rose by over 30% in one year without the expansion, I can only imagine how many tens of thousands will be killed by the Canadian government, especially as the economy turns down and people fall on hard times. These changes always start small but become something much larger. It seemed humane to allow someone living in unbearable pain to die, but now death is a treatment option for very treatable ailments. Under this pretense, they could kill the entire homeless population, everyone living in poverty, the mentally compromised, the physically disabled, and even dissenters who the government feels are not fit for society – useless eaters.

Chairman Xi Jinping Deploys Rarely Seen Linguistic Weapon at G20 That Shrinks Justin from Canada

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 16, 2022 | Sundance

If you have not watched this video, you really should.  Justin from Canada leaked the content of a private bilateral conversation with Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping to the media.  Chairman Xi was not happy with the breach of diplomatic protocol.

What makes this video remarkable is the purposeful decision by Chairman Xi to confront Justin from Canada in front of a western audience.  Xi never speaks directly in public and is always aware of cameras. The Chinese Chairman almost always goes through spokespeople to relay his public communication, reserving his voice for controlled and disciplined conversation with national leaders.   However, not this time.

Chairman Xi dresses down Justin from Canada publicly, in view of cameras and microphones. Watch, and stay with it to the end when Justin from Canada awkwardly looks for somewhere to hide.  It’s quite funny.  WATCH: