Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump

Trade dispute has Canadian MPs standing together against US President Donald Trump

Soon after Trump left the G7 summit he tweeted that he had instructed the House of Representatives not to endorse the final communique of the G7 summit due to Trudeau's "false statements at his news conference", as the Canadian prime minister dismissed USA metal tariffs as "insulting" and announced retaliatory measures. "We may be a small country, but we're a great one, too".

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

Kudlow further called Kim as "crazy nuclear tyrant" as he urged the other members of G8 to support Trump.

He said he felt deceived by Trudeau's referring to United States tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum as "insulting" and threatening to impose retaliatory penalties of his own.

Yet, when asked how his administration would approach renegotiations of NAFTA, an agreement that would achieve totally free trade between the US and its North American allies, Trump suggested that the USA would fare better without the agreement at all. "We have been, our trade is a disaster, our trade deals".

What did Trudeau and Trump say?

According to the Quebec newspaper, talks quickly disintegrated after that and word spread that Trump was planning to hold his own private press conference before leaving the summit early.

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau told reporters.

Mr Trudeau and the European Union have vowed to take retaliatory action next month over United States tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Let's get real here in past 24 hours President of the United States has been slammed by Justin Trudeau, Robert De Niro, Emmanuel Macron and John McCain.

Gov. Phil Scott, who has consistently been a vocal advocate for maintaining the North American Free Trade Agreement - an arrangement Trump has threatened to abolish - said last week his administration has remained concerned about economic ties across the northern border.

Kudlow, in a separate TV appearance, said Trudeau was "polarizing" and "really kind of stabbed us in the back". From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, "we're on the same page".

Trudeau had said Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around".

Trump has consistently railed against what he claims are unfair trade practices by some of America's biggest trade partners, including Canada - in particular Canada's supply management system, which levels tariffs of up to 300 per cent on imported dairy products.

"Sometimes when we think about tariffs, when we think about a trade war, we lose sight of the real impact, and that's on workers", Singh told a news conference on Parliament Hill.

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