Trudeau’s criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

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Navarro was not the only Trump cabinet member to sound off on Trudeau. "The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate".

Trump didn't help matters by attacking pretty much everyone at the summit.

The insults stemmed from a closing G7 press conference on Saturday in which Trudeau called USA steel and aluminum tariffs "insulting" and pledged to proceed with previously announced retaliatory tariffs. "But you know, Trump threatened tariffs on steel and aluminum, and everybody said, 'Oh, well, you know he's not going to hit Canada, we're not a security threat.' And lo and behold, look what happened".

Several leaders from the G-7 meeting - including Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron - either expressed support for Trudeau or criticized Trump.

After Mr. Trudeau's press conference, Mr. Trump said the steel tariffs were applied to Canada because of Canadian tariffs on US dairy imports. (We certainly pray for a full and quick recovery.) Kudlow didn't go quite as far as Navarro did in consigning Trudeau to the nether regions, but his remarks were sharply personal in attacking Trudeau, especially in describing his remarks as personal betrayals of Trump. He added that Canada will "move forward with retaliatory measures" on July 1 against the U.S. That warning is apparently what set Navarro off.

And he called for financial aid for workers hurt by the USA tariffs.

Trump's tirade solidified Canadian politicians of all parties.

Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting
Angela Merkel speaks with Donald Trump at the G7 meeting

Trump first took aim at Canada's supply-managed dairy industry a year ago during a visit to Wisconsin, where local farmers reportedly complained about not being able to sell their products in Canada. He's railed many times in recent days against Canadian import duties of 270 percent on dairy.

"They owe you an apology", Heyman said.

Ongoing tensions between America and its closest allies over tariffs and other issues have not soured military-to-military relationships, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

It's not clear what new costs to Canada Trump was referring to in Singapore. He also said the USA had a trade deficit of $17 billion with Canada, though he implied that it might be as large as $100 billion. It has imposed new tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum and lumber, is considering tariffs on cars and is seeking a rewrite of Nafta.

International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne echoed that sentiment, saying, "We'll continue to do diplomacy the Canadian way, which is to be positive, to be constructive and to make sure we are firm to defend our industries and our workers".

The northern nation is trying to pivot away from the US, but it's not easy.

Bilous said the trade tussle brings home to many the need for Canada and Alberta to increase trade with other markets, especially in Asia.

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