WASHINGTON – Canada is imposing dollar-for-dollar tariff “countermeasures” on up to $16.6 billion worth of U.S. imports in response to the American decision to make good on its threat of similar tariffs against Canadian-made steel and aluminum.

The tariffs, which apply to a long list of U.S. products that includes everything from flat-rolled steel to playing cards and felt-tipped pens, will go into effect July 1, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told a news conference Thursday.
“This is $16.6 billion of retaliation,” Freeland said.

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“This is the strongest trade action Canada has taken in the post-war era. This is a very strong response, it is a proportionate response, it is perfectly reciprocal. This is a very strong Canadian action in response to a very bad U.S. decision.”

Freeland made the announcement alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following word from the White House that the U.S. will slap tariffs on Canadian, Mexican and European Union steel and aluminium as of midnight Thursday night.

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She called the U.S. measures illegal and counterproductive, and both she and Trudeau expressed how hard it is to imagine how Canada could ever be a national-security threat to an ally as close and important as the United States.

“That Canada could be considered a national-security threat to the United States is inconceivable,” said Trudeau, adding that the people of the U.S. are not Canada’s target , and that the federal government would far prefer that its hand not be forced.

Canada, Mexico and Europe had been exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions will expire as scheduled on Friday.

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It’s clear Trump wanted some sunset rule in NAFTA but Canada said no.  This matter will be resolved.  Canada nice boy needs to play ball.  He dealing with a Super Power this side!

We love Canada, so does Trump.  Canadians support Trump!

cain posted:

Trump is bringing pain and suffering to the American people with this nonsense. Next week at the G6+1 summit I hope none of the leaders hold back on digging to the fool. 

No pain no gain. Who ever said making America Great Again will be easy!

cain posted:
Baseman posted:

...  Canadians support Trump!

Say what? Coming from one who worships that fool I guess lies should be expected.

I know people in Canada who agree with him but to avoid being terrorized by anti- Trumpsters, they remain silent, the silent majority, just like we have here in the USA!

Say that!!!!!

Baseman posted:
cain posted:
Baseman posted:

...  Canadians support Trump!

Say what? Coming from one who worships that fool I guess lies should be expected.

I know people in Canada who agree with him but to avoid being terrorized by anti- Trumpsters, they remain silent, the silent majority, just like we have here in the USA!

Say that!!!!!

Same shit different days, nothing new from the empty barrel.

This is all about Trump keeping his election promises. He promised to bring balance and fairness to trade policies. The American steel industry was decimated by cheap steel being dumped into America.

This will all sort itself out. Canada lashed back by imposing it's own tariffs.

Canada and the USA are just positioning themselves before major negotiations, the dust will eventually settle and trade relations will normalize.

People need not stress over this positioning.

Baseman posted:
cain posted:
Baseman posted:

...  Canadians support Trump!

Say what? Coming from one who worships that fool I guess lies should be expected.

I know people in Canada who agree with him but to avoid being terrorized by anti- Trumpsters, they remain silent, the silent majority, just like we have here in the USA!

Say that!!!!!

Sheer Bullshit, you liar!

yuji22 posted:

This is all about Trump keeping his election promises. He promised to bring balance and fairness to trade policies. The American steel industry was decimated by cheap steel being dumped into America.

This will all sort itself out. Canada lashed back by imposing it's own tariffs.

Canada and the USA are just positioning themselves before major negotiations, the dust will eventually settle and trade relations will normalize.

People need not stress over this positioning.

Is he scared of China??

cain posted:
Baseman posted:
cain posted:
Baseman posted:

...  Canadians support Trump!

Say what? Coming from one who worships that fool I guess lies should be expected.

I know people in Canada who agree with him but to avoid being terrorized by anti- Trumpsters, they remain silent, the silent majority, just like we have here in the USA!

Say that!!!!!

Sheer Bullshit, you liar!

You are an arrogant dumb ass to ass-ume you speak for all the people of Canada.  You don't...I have family who agree with many of his policies.

So STFU and go collect your moose droppings!

Baseman posted:
cain posted:
Baseman posted:
cain posted:
Baseman posted:

...  Canadians support Trump!

Say what? Coming from one who worships that fool I guess lies should be expected.

I know people in Canada who agree with him but to avoid being terrorized by anti- Trumpsters, they remain silent, the silent majority, just like we have here in the USA!

Say that!!!!!

Sheer Bullshit, you liar!

You are an arrogant dumb ass to ass-ume you speak for all the people of Canada.  You don't...I have family who agree with many of his policies.

So STFU and go collect your moose droppings!

And your ignorant rass know what Canadians think right. You are a friken liar..admit it. Your family (whom you brought into this conversation) are probably just as morally bankrupt as you. 

yuji22 posted:

Ouch, dat will teach the cuss bird Cain a lesson. He is a bit dull and thinks that everyone at GNI should follow his opinions. I have news for him, we are not Dull.

You are way beyond dull you S.steamed piece of shit. Maybe you should go over and hang out with Baseless.

Turds who think they're better can flock off together.

That little socialist boy Trudeau better think again if he believes he can take on the big Dawg USA.  The trade balance is heavily favoured to the US.  Canada depends on US industry in manufacturing, banking, retail, etc.  The one big company Canada had going for them was Tim Horton's and an American company bought it over.  

Bibi Haniffa posted:

That little socialist boy Trudeau better think again if he believes he can take on the big Dawg USA.  The trade balance is heavily favoured to the US.  Canada depends on US industry in manufacturing, banking, retail, etc.  The one big company Canada had going for them was Tim Horton's and an American company bought it over.  

unedifying and childish . . . yujiesque

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