Trudeau visits Regina steel workers on Canada Day


Matt Purdue, who is the Government Relations Representative for the organization, thinks there's "a lot of anxiety" within rural communities across the country over the Trump's trade policies, which impose steep tariffs on some of America's closet allies like Canada and China.

On Sunday, Ottawa responded to the Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum with duties of its own against US imports.

The Canadian measures take aim at 16.6 billion dollars worth of goods, matching dollar for dollar the tariffs imposed by the US.

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Some of the items listed include nails, staples, netting and fencing, pieces used to manufacture pencils, pigeon countermark leg bands and parts used for household articles like tables.

US tariffs on auto imports would be a major blow to Canada's economy because of the importance of the auto industry plays in the country.

Ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, strawberry jam, mixed condiments and other sauces are also subject to levies. "We should seek free and fair trade, but this is just not the way to do it". The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to hold hearings on auto tariffs in late July and to complete its investigation into auto imports later this summer.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement congratulating Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his victory in Mexico's presidential election. "[As] Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around".

Diab said in an interview that the tomato-processing facility will face increasing cost pressures as a response to the Canada-U.S. trade dispute.

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced the tariffs at a steel facility in Hamilton, Ontario, where she was flanked by brawny workers in yellow hard hats.

The Canadian government says the countermeasures will remain in place until the United States eliminates its trade-restrictive measures against Canadian steel and aluminium products. "We can't allow those types of comments to throw us off our priorities", Singh said.

The Chamber, the nation's largest business lobbying group and a traditional ally of Trump's Republican Party, said the White House is risking a global trade war with its push to protect USA industry and workers with tariffs.

Other countries have also slapped retaliatory tariffs on the United States, with the European Union adding taxes on motorcycles, bourbon, and orange juice.