Joint Statement of President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau at the Conclusion of Their Meeting
Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership February 23, 2021Below are excerpts from the Joint Statement with comments in double parentheses.
The Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership announced today establishes a blueprint for an ambitious and whole-of- government effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
((During the pandemic, the U.S. has revealed itself as a failed state. It has the dubious distinction of leading the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths. The more than half-a-million deceased from the disease, many of them seniors, could be characterized as genocide or senicide (geronticide). The U.S. and Canada, as modern developed economies have the full potential to meet the health care needs of all but refuse to do so. Health care, as all endeavours are under imperialism, is burdened with the backward aim to make maximum private profit for the global oligarchy. This archaic aim blocks the advance to a modern one to serve the people equally from birth to passing away. For example, instead of producing a COVID-19 vaccine using a human-centred public enterprise, in a most shameful way the vaccines have become a commodity to enrich privately owned and controlled "Big Pharma."))
Building Back Better -- The Prime Minister and the President share a vision for a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery that strengthens the middle class, creates more opportunities for hard working people to join it, and ensures people have good jobs and careers on both sides of the border.
countries are mired under the control of the global
oligarchy where the
people are excluded from a say and deciding and
affairs that affect their lives. This control of the
rich seeks to
deprive the working people of their right of mass
mobilization to build the New through democratic
renewal. It also seeks
to deprive them of their right to defend their claims
and rights at
their workplaces and in their communities; to defend
the pandemic; and to solve the mounting social,
environmental and other
problems. The result during the pandemic has been
devastating for many
not only from a health perspective but also an
economic one with loss
of employment and adverse pressure on small and
The President and the Prime Minister also considered the impact of the pandemic on small businesses.
((Shedding crocodile tears over the plight of many SMEs, which have suffered greatly, is empty liberal chatter full of policy objectives to fool the gullible and divide them from the working class where their future lies. Both countries are focused on paying the rich, which is proved by the fact that the oligarchs have done so well during the pandemic. The global cartels and monopolies and the rich oligarchs have seized upon the pandemic as an opportunity to enlarge their private wealth and ownership of parts of the economy. Many SMEs are in danger of disappearing altogether or being swallowed up by the cartels and monopolies as the imperialist trend of concentration of social wealth and control of the economy in fewer hands accelerates under conditions of the pandemic.))
The two leaders launched a strategy to strengthen Canada-U.S. supply chain security and agreed to reinforce our deeply interconnected and mutually beneficial economic relationship.
((The global cartels and monopolies, mainly centred in the U.S., do not recognize the sovereignty of nations and the right of peoples everywhere to chart their own nation-building course according to what they decide. The Canada-U.S. supply chain is under the complete control of the cartels and monopolies and serves their interests. The working class of all three north American countries find themselves up against an oligarchy that can move their workplaces in the blink of an eye. This makes the class struggle to defend workers' claims and rights more difficult as the imperialist threat to move work and production looms large.
The supply chain also enforces the demand of the cartels and monopolies that the various administrations pay the rich otherwise a particular entity will locate elsewhere.
"Our deeply interconnected and mutually beneficial economic relationship" is recognized one-sidedly, favouring the cartels and monopolies and not the people. The ruling elite's recognition of a socialized economy does not extend to the view that the current relations of production dominated by private ownership and control by the few is out of whack with what exists objectively. The relations of production should be socialized into cooperative ownership by the many, by those who do the work, in conformity with the objective socialized conditions of the productive forces.
Of great concern for the oligarchy is the security of the current relations of production and their defence against any challenge from the working class. Insecurity or instability of the current relations between those who buy the capacity to work of the working class and the workers who sell their capacity to work arises because of the basic contradiction between a socialized economy, which demands socialized relations, and its private ownership and control. The dominant social relation, which needs to be resolved with a new one, exists between those who buy the capacity to work of the working class, control all aspects of the economy and expropriate the added-value workers produce as private profit.
The ruling oligarchy approaches this problem of insecurity of its relations with the working class with police powers to defend private ownership and control of the economy. Also, the privately-owned and controlled supply chain must be "secure" because the U.S. military depends on Canada supplying it and its war economy with necessary strategic material.))
The leaders agreed to strengthen the Canada-U.S. Critical Minerals Action Plan to target a net-zero industrial transformation, batteries for zero-emissions vehicles, and renewable energy storage.
The leaders recognized the important economic and energy security benefits of the bilateral energy relationship and its highly integrated infrastructure. To further advance climate priorities, they agreed to renew and update the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on energy between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Natural Resources Canada to enhance cooperation on sustainable and equitable energy transitions, clean energy innovation, connectivity and low-carbon transportation.
((The imperialists seize upon every change or
development in the
productive forces as an opportunity to increase their
expropriation of the value the working class produces.
economy" opens new vistas to expand their ownership,
expropriation of private profit as the old forces of
replaced and opportunities for investment in the old
forces dry up. The
wanton disregard for the environment which exists
imperialist aim for maximum private profit in the
time, ironically some would say, creates opportunities
oligarchs to invest in the new productive forces of
economy." The same narrow imperialist aim drives these
investments and will cause unforeseen consequences and
problems just as
the investments in the old productive forces such as
the car culture
did when it came into being to replace the horse and
buggy. Only with a
new direction and aim to serve the people and humanize
the social and
natural environment can the Old and its mounting
destruction be overcome with a lasting victory to
humanize the social
and natural environment.))
Accelerating Climate Ambitions
The President and the Prime Minister expressed their commitment to strengthened implementation of the Paris Agreement, including by working together and with others to increase the scale and speed of action to address the climate crisis and better protect nature. [...]
The leaders committed to work with Canadian and American public and private financial institutions to advance the adoption of climate-related financial risk disclosure and align financial flows with climate goals, including the achievement of a prosperous net-zero emissions economy.
((The statement on "Accelerating Climate Ambitions" reveals the militarization of the oligarchs' green agenda for climate action. Militarized climate action joins militarized human rights and militarized gender equality as yet another one of the "shared values and priorities" that have become a pretext to interfere in the affairs of sovereign nations and bring them under the control of the cartels and monopolies of the U.S.-led imperialist system of states or face destruction through sanctions, blockades and aggressive war.
"Policy and Regulatory Alignment. As a result of
overlapping supply chains, and neighbouring
terrestrial and marine
territories, the policies and regulations of the
United States and
Canada are inextricably linked. As a result, policy
decisions in one
country can materially affect emissions, economic
competitiveness, and natural resources in another.
work stream will focus on aligning on policy solutions
approaches to address greenhouse gas emissions and
while stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, and
public health. [...]
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
The Prime Minister and the
President discussed their shared
commitment to addressing systemic racism, unconscious
gender-based discrimination, barriers for persons with
all other forms of discrimination and exclusion.
((The statement presents policy objectives partly in response to the massive demonstrations that erupted in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to denounce the state-organized police violence against the people in particular African Americans, Black Canadians and Indigenous peoples. The people arose in their millions to express their disgust at state-organized violence following the public brutal police killing of George Floyd. They want the violence to stop now; they do not want to hear empty policy objectives from the cartel parties in power, let alone more police impunity which criminalizes conduct amongst the people called "unconscious bias" while permitting police impunity. They want solutions now to the mounting social problems that the rich oligarchs refuse to address. They want empowerment through democratic renewal so that they can directly address and resolve the social and environmental problems that have arisen with the development of the modern urban society and the transition from an economy of petty production to one of industrial mass production.))
The leaders agreed that promoting gender equality
women and girls is the most effective approach to
and building a more peaceful, more inclusive, and
((What a sham and fraud to suggest that members of the self-same oligarchy will bring about change that favours the people. Having Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris or Chrystia Freeland as dictator representing the oligarchy, spouting neo-liberal policy objectives and acting as gatekeepers to keep the people out of power will not eradicate poverty because they will not touch the issue of ownership and control of the modern socialized economy by the global oligarchs.
Whose economy? The people's economy!
Who decides? The people decide!
Who controls? The people control!
The people empowered through their own efforts at organizing democratic renewal, defending their rights and claims through actions with analysis, and bringing into being a new direction and aim for the economy and new social forms suitable for the twenty-first century are the social force necessary and capable of eradicating the evils of gender inequality and discrimination, racism, poverty, environmental destruction and imperialist war.))
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