Some consumers have vowed to take their patriotism to the supermarket and buy only made-in-Canada products after the federal government slapped retaliatory tariffs on dozens of U.S. goods as part of an escalating trade war with the country's biggest trading partner.
Despite angering U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bold assertion that Canada “will not be pushed around” by America on trade earned the support of most Canadians, a new Nanos Research survey suggests.
Only time will tell how Canada’s major manufacturing hubs will stand up against punishing tariffs on goods shipped to the U.S., according to a Harper-era trade insider betting that American rivals are better prepared to withstand a trade war with no end in sight. Even now that Ottawa has struck back with levies of its own.
As Canadians celebrated the country's birthday on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the road highlighting the stand he has taken against the U.S. government's decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.
The Canadian government has responded to the Trump administration's decision to apply tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing retaliatory tariffs effective Sunday on $16.6 billion worth of American imports.
A steel pipe manufacturer in northern Ontario announced Friday that it’s laying off about 40 workers as a result of U.S. tariffs. Tenaris Algoma Tubes says the job cuts in Sault Ste. Marie are in response to the United States’ tariffs.