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Canada Mayor John Tory takes on Trump and tariffs at board of trade speech

22:07  12 june  2018
22:07  12 june  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Toronto mayor John Tory has tapped longtime councillor Denzel Minnan-Wong to be deputy mayor and filled out his executive committee with primarily senior councillors. Canada Rejects U.S. Push To Replace NAFTA With Bilateral Trade Deal. Trudeau, G7 Leaders To Team Up On Trump Over Tariffs .

To Mayor John Tory ’s trusted advisers, it seemed an incongruous end to months of internal debate and strategizing on how to address Toronto’s financial In a September speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade , Tory argued the city had to look at “unlocking the value” of Toronto Hydro.


Mayor John Tory says he stands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against U.S. President Donald Trump’s “sabre-rattling”, calling on other big city mayor’s to do the same.

Tory, whose public addresses are normally purposefully measured, spent a large part of a lunchtime speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade on Bay St. Thursday lecturing the U.S. president, saying his “rhetoric” on trade threatens a successful agreement and the economic well-being of two countries.

The mayor said he would speak to his counterparts in Canada and the U.S., including those cities with which Toronto has strong economic ties.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory unveiled a giant Toronto FC jersey at city hall Wednesday. Tory said he does not fear for Toronto’s economy, although Trump vowed during his campaign to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and make sure America — Canada’s biggest trading partner

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Trump’s “rhetoric” on trade threatens the economic well-being of Canada and the U.S. © David Rider Toronto Mayor John Tory says Trump’s “rhetoric” on trade threatens the economic well-being of Canada and the U.S.

The speech Tuesday was Tory’s last of the term. He is seeking re-election this October.

More to come

Speaker rejects emergency debate on trade .
OTTAWA - The official Opposition's is calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the future of the Canada-U.S. trade — but Speaker Geoff Regan is having none of it. Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O'Toole says Canadians need to see their elected representatives addressing what is the biggest economic crisis in their lifetime. On July 1, Canada is set to impose retaliatory tariffs of $16.6 billion on U.S. products after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on aluminum and steel, and has threatened more to come on automobiles.Regan, however, has rejected O'Toole's plea.

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