Canada parliament condemns US attack on Trudeau, country simmers

Marco Green
June 13, 2018

The United States is Canada's single biggest trade partner, with two-way exchanges of goods and services totalling $673.9 billion (R8.8 trillion) in 2017, and Washington enjoys an $8.4 billion surplus.

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was trying to calm the trade waters roiled by a dispute between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the G7 summit, comparing the tempest to a "serious summer squall".

US President Donald Trump on Monday continued his vitriolic attacks on several close allies in the wake of his early departure from an unusually discordant G7 meeting in Canada, which saw him withdraw US support for a joint communique.

There were two crucial points that didn't satisfy the U.S. delegation, the Canadian media points out. And chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betrayal and stabbing Trump in the back. "Canada has stood with the United States in every modern war and crisis". "We will act too", Merkel said. "He really, actually, you know what, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7".

After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the USA tariffs against Canada lightly.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro further escalated those attacks during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.

Justin Trudeau at a press conference in April.

U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held the historic meeting between leaders of both countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, carrying hopes to end decades of hostility and the threat of North Korea's nuclear programme.

"President Trump did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up".

While foreign policy issues such as North Korea do not usually have much bearing on the polls, Mr Trump's outburst against Nato allies, the European Union and Canada appeared aimed at striking a chord with voters who support his America First agenda. "He can't do that". But the trolled Prime Minister had his staunch supporters too.

"Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal", Trump added. "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".

"We hope it doesn't come to that, but if the USA tariffs remain in effect, we will impose our tariffs on July 1", he said.

"I'm very confident that relationships between our countries, the United States and those G7 countries, will continue to move forward on a strong basis", Pompeo told reporters.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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