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Getting Around Trump: Trudeau Focuses on Other ‘Levers’ to End Tariffs


(Rosemary Barton & Elise von Scheel – CBC News)

After months of fruitless efforts with the Trump White House, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears ready to make Canada’s case for the lifting of steel and aluminum tariffs directly to allies in Congress and across the U.S., as U.S. workers and businesses also feel the sting of the border taxes.

In a wide-ranging interview with The National’s Rosemary Barton that airs Sunday, Trudeau talked about the duties that were slapped on Canada, supposedly because steel and aluminum posed a risk to U.S. national security — and his game plan to have them removed.

“I mean we, obviously, want to get rid of those steel and aluminum tariffs,” he said. “But we also see the path toward ratification as a place where there are continued conversations from members of Congress, from business or associations in the U.S., from governors who also want to see these tariffs gone, and we’re going to keep working on that.” Click here to read more.

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