However, President Donald Trump has been pushing for substantial changes in the deal while Mexican and Canadian officials were seeking to make some minor tweaks. However, she suggested the government should look at means of increasing trade and co-operation with other Atlantic Canadian provinces, in light of the looming trade spat with the U.S.
“We will be working hard over the summer”, she said in remarks shown on Canadian television. “That’s what bad-faith Justin Trudeau did”. I don’t blame the citizens but I gather you can understand the position the rest of the world is in.
All kinds of targets have been suggested in opinion columns and postings on social media, from companies that sell goods associated with Trump or his family to a broader ban on US vacations.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro offered the Trump administration’s most biting response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week over their tariff dispute. While Trudeau has a wide range of counter-strike options available, Canada remains vulnerable to a trade war.
Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the committee, said senators expressed concerns about the president’s use of a national security waiver to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada.
The relationship between the US and its allies was already off-balance after Mr. Trump just a week before the summit imposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum from the European Union and Canada.
Trump threatened to go after Canada’s auto industry, a mainstay of the Ontario economy, in the same way he has already targeted the country’s steel and aluminum sectors.
It said Canada would “reject disparaging and ad hominem (personal attack) statements by usa officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute”.
But the White House adviser did not say what precisely it was that Trudeau said at a press conference following the G-7 summit over the weekend that warranted the White House’s aggressive response. But as long as tariffs don’t directly have an effect on jobs in the state, the president’s words shouldn’t have a major impact, Soga said. Mr. Trudeau especially objected to the Trump administration’s justification of the tariffs, saying Ottawa isn’t a national security threat to Washington. He forced the Canadian PM to react.
Trump called Trudeau “dishonest” and “weak” in tweets following the summit on Saturday.
Navarro, a long-time trade hawk, has made news for an outburst in other settings. Trump objected to the language used the second time around from Trudeau. It’s just obvious Canadian politics.