Trudeau criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2018

Mr Trump said he chose to back out of the G-7 communique after watching Mr Trudeau's closing summit news conference, at which he warned that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point the Canadian prime minister had made several times before.

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

And Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, said that Navarro's comments were not the words that he would have chosen to characterize the leader of Canada.

"I don't think anybody knows what that's going to be at this particular juncture, particularly with all the hot air going back and forth across the border", Carr said. "We just shook hands!"' Trump said.

The move has been roundly criticized by Canada and the European Union, leading to heightened tensions at last week's summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies - just before Trump left for Singapore and a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Opposition Leader James Aylward also expressed his support for Trudeau implementing retaliatory trade tariffs on USA goods. As a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement, "99 percent of the trade between Canada and the tariff-free", said Bruce Heyman, former USA ambassador to Canada.

Heyman added he's "of course ... embarrassed" about Trump's behavior during the G-7 meeting, arguing the United States "was doing everything it could do to disrupt this meeting".

Those comments came after Trudeau's closing news conference at the G7 summit in Quebec on Saturday, when the prime minister said he had pushed back against the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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In the highly unlikely scenario that Canada abandoned supply management, throwing its borders open to import competition, Todgham Cherniak says USA milk and dairy-product companies likely wouldn't fare all that well.

Stoves, refrigerators, ovens, washers, driers and blenders are among the products that will soon become more expensive.

In fact, Canada has every right to be insulted that Trump would invoke national security in their trade dispute.

President Donald Trump's tariffs on Canada and his comments about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hurt the relationship between the allies, said Bruce Heyman, who was USA ambassador to Canada from 2014 to 2017.

Both Moscow and Mr Trump have denied the allegations.

In response to the massive steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, Canada which is one of the largest exporters of the same spoke out against the exorbitant duties.

No, if Mr. Trump really was as offended as he makes out, it wasn't caused by a Canadian failure to realize that American eyes are watching.

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