Canada has fired back at the U.S. over tariffs on aluminum and steel products, imposing similar tariffs and adding a few more on products such as yogurt, inflatable boats and playing cards. The US said it was imposing the tariffs to safeguard American national security. Prime Minister Trudeau called it inconeivable that Canada could be considered a threat to the U.S. noting American fighter planes and tanks are made with Canadian steel. He also said the tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the border.
Americans remain our partners, friends, and allies. This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail. But we see no sign of that in this action today by the US administration.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 31, 2018