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NDP government slams ‘absurd’ American tariffs as Canada-U.S. steel trade war worries Alberta industry

by James Wood & Sammy Hudes (feat. Hugh Stephens)

Calgary Herald
May 31, 2018

Donald Trump followed through on a longstanding threat Thursday, as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the U.S. would end the temporary exemption on Canadian, Mexican and European Union steel and aluminum and impose import duties of 25 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, at midnight June 1.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in turn that Canada would retaliate “dollar-for-dollar” as of July 1 with $16.6 billion in tariffs on U.S. steel, aluminum and a host of other products ranging from yogurt to felt-tipped pens.

In Fort McMurray to talk about pipelines, Notley said the Americans’ “unpredictable behaviour” showed the need to diversify markets for Alberta’s energy resources and end the oilpatch’s overwhelming reliance on the U.S. as a customer.

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