President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. Trudeau called new US tariffs "illegitimate and unacceptable" and said Canadians "will not be pushed around".
The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the US, "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" imposed on steel and aluminum, stand "in solidarity" with the Trudeau government's decision to impose retaliatory tariffs and remain united in support of the supply management system of regulating Canada's dairy and poultry industry.
She said that the European countries will not be "taken advantage of" in terms of trade and that they would "act" against the USA trade measures, which are considered as going against the World Trade Organization's rules. The dispute weighed on the Canadian dollar on Monday. So far in 2018, Canada is also the top export destination for USA goods, with over $98 billion worth of goods going over the border. "We are not - we, Canada, are not going to be pushed around".
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".
British Prime Minister Theresa May also went out of her way to thank Trudeau "for his leadership and skillful chairing" of what she called "a hard summit with at times some very candid discussions".
Now, Politico reports the administration is in "damage control" over Trump's splintered alliance with our northern neighbor.
Senior Trump aides escalated the rhetoric on Sunday morning's news shows, with chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow calling Trudeau's remarks "a betrayal" on CNN's "State of the Union" and top trade adviser Peter Navarro saying on "Fox News Sunday" that "there's a special place in hell" for the Canadian leader.
Canada's limited options mean "there is no magical Plan B", said University of Ottawa global affairs professor Patrick Leblond.
President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".
"This has to be a political play". "We will continue to reach out and find people to speak to".
Describing the United States tariffs on European steel and aluminium as "unjustified", she left no doubt that EU nations would impose counter-measures on United States goods in response but cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war.
Companies that transform the metals and producers will be able to benefit from the program after the USA slapped a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imports last month. "Do Timber & Lumber in USA?" He said that Canada has to stand up for itself.
One new reason for optimism in Ottawa is a new-found strength in numbers. And he urged Canada's industrial leaders to remain calm in the face of ongoing threats from the U.S president. The countries coordinated closely on their response, Freeland said.