To the Editor
I think the Prime Minister of Canada is a good man, a strong leader who doesn’t let any politician or president bully him. He has made over 59 business deals with other countries. He gives good speeches and communicates well with the outside public and press.
The Prime Minister made an impressive speech to the United States that we will send energy to countries like Asia with or without American consent. He is showing the world what a strong leader he is but some experts are saying he has failed trade relations with the United States. Since our milk, eggs and cheese are too expensive and they can’t negotiate on a better price because the American president hasn’t welcomed Canada to the negotiation tables with nine other countries.
There are other problems the Prime Minister has to deal with. The Canadian dollar is high and the manufacturers of Ontario are nervous about exporting and making strong sales. The United States also has foreign policies that make it harder for Canada to trade with other countries. The American president has changed trade agreement policies so other countries can buy American products instead of Canadian products. I think one of the reasons why Canada is not in the Pacific Rim talks is because the American president wants to promote trade in the United States and is making sure Canada doesn’t stand in the way.
I think the Prime Minister is the man to promote economic growth in the trading agenda. He is not afraid of, nor intimidated by Obama. The Prime Minister can weasel around American trade policies and he is such a good spokesman and advocate for Canada. But if the Prime Minister is so smart and so strong, why is he not helping the middle class to make sure they still get a pension? Why isn’t the government doing something about poverty? Seniors need help. Poverty is common in Yorkton.
The Prime Minister must do something about poverty among seniors and lower income families even if he is convinced he is here to stay.
Stacie Amber McLeod, Yorkton, SK.