Canada Support pours in for Trudeau in Trump feud

21:35  10 june  2018
21:35  10 june  2018 Source:

Trudeau: I said no to NAFTA sunset clause

  Trudeau: I said no to NAFTA sunset clause Trudeau: I said no to NAFTA sunset clauseTrudeau told the anecdote today during a media briefing where he and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland were outlining the Canadian response to punishing U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Not to be undone, Trump responded on Twitter saying that both Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Jake Ball drafted in for Australia ODIs following Chris Woakes injury.

Leaders of the world’s seven largest industrialized economies — including Trump , Trudeau and Macron — are set to meet Friday for the two-day G-7 summit.

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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is winning support from his political rivals in his feud with the Trump administration over G7 and trade, including incoming Ontario premier Doug Ford.

Ford, a populist campaigner who has praised U.S. President Donald Trump in the past, said he stands "shoulder to shoulder" with Canada's Liberal prime minister because jobs in his province are at stake.

Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 on Saturday calling him "dishonest and weak." In one message, Trump threatened Canada's auto industry, a mainstay of the Ontario economy.

U.S. steel tariffs an insult: Trudeau

  U.S. steel tariffs an insult: Trudeau U.S. steel tariffs an insult: TrudeauOTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is "insulting" that President Donald Trump says Canada's steel industry poses a national security risk to the United States.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that President Donald Trump can’t justify tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum with bogus national security concerns. When asked what Trump wants from Canada, Trudeau said, “I don’t know.”

Trump tweeted. Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had Critical, emergency needs are still enormous, and affected communities will need sustained and long-term support ,” IFRC President Francesco Rocca said in a statement on Thursday.

The tirade was enhanced by extensive comments Sunday from two of the president's closest advisers who said prime minister betrayed Trump in comments Trudeau made at the end of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

They said Trudeau made Trump look weak ahead of his North Korea summit, with one adviser saying there's a "special place in hell" for the prime minister.

Speaking to reporters at Queen's Park on Sunday, Ford offered his support to Trudeau.

"I can tell you on the trade deal south of the border, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the prime minister and our federal counterparts. My number one priority is to protect jobs in Ontario, especially protect the steel workers, aluminum workers.

"That's going to be a priority," Ford said.

PM tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable'

  PM tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable' OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office says he spoke to provincial and territorial premiers on Monday to update them on Ottawa's response to the "unacceptable" U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Details of the call were released this morning, just days before Trudeau is scheduled to host U.S. President Donald Trump and other fellow G7 leaders in Quebec for their annual summit, which begins Friday. Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Europe fractured last weekend's meeting of G7 finance ministers.© Provided by thecanadianpress.

President Donald Trump will cut short his time at the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday amid a feud with several leaders on trade and climate change. Trump will meet with Macron and Trudeau face to face on Friday.

Trump and Trudeau quipped about tariffs on the sidelines of the G-7 summit on Friday. Merkel’s proposal was strongly supported by other leaders at the meeting, the official said, adding that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was ready to invest personally in it.

"We're going to sit down with our federal counterparts. We're going to stand united. I know all provinces should be standing united with our federal counterparts and we'll deal with that."

In her own tweet, Green Party leader Elizabeth May says Trudeau is handling what she calls Trump's outbursts and bullying as well as anyone, and that all Canadian leaders need to support the prime minister.

Former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Derek Burney is among those urging Canada and others to stay calm, adding that he hopes Trump's latest antics will spark more "sober sentiments" in Congress and with others in the U.S.

"His main focus is clearly the Singapore Summit so the G7 was, for him, an unwelcome distraction," said Burney, referring to the venue for Trump's meeting with the North Korean leader.

"The contrast between the Trump at the table and via Twitter is unsettling, to be sure. But we have seen worse and can only remain calm, not respond in kind and continue to pursue our trade interests with prudence and firm resolve."

European diplomats say the rest of the G7 will carry on despite Trump's attacks against Trudeau and his decision to pull out of the final communique.

"Aren't we all getting used to it?" posited one diplomat on the condition of anonymity. "The dog barks, the caravan moves on."

Americans favor Trudeau over Trump on trade policy: poll .
More Americans see themselves aligned with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau than President Trump in the two leaders' conflict over trade policy, a new poll finds.A Global News/Ipsos poll released Saturday finds that Trudeau enjoys a 20-point advantage over the U.S. president among Americ ans when it comes to which leader respondents think is better handling the discussions over tariffs and other trade issues.Fifty-seven percent of U.S. respondents told the poll they support Trudeau's actions, compared to just 37 percent who said the same for Trump.

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