Trudeau standing strong as he hits back at Trump for “Totally unacceptable tariffs” and his unnecessary commentary

Canada is standing strong against U.S. President Trump’s attack on Canadian PM Trudeau’s leadership skills and tariffs.

NDP party member Tracey Ramsey emphasised the united front that is being put up by all parties in Canadian Parliament.

The tweet recognizes Canada’s stance on our longstanding and equitable trade relationship with the U.S. However, the ‘disparaging’ and ‘hominem’ statements by the U.S. Administration act as a disservice to our bilateral relations—statements like this not only contribute to the failed trade dispute but also invite further confrontation.

Canadians are stereotypically known for their politeness and patience. The Canadian Parliament’s absorption of Trump’s comments against PM Trudeau, and it’s refusal to back down in the trade war may be showing a different side of our country’s general attitude.

Canada’s House of Commons voted to send a message to the U.S. against the verbal attacks and ‘unjust’ trade work back on June 4th. 

“We will not be pushed around.”

Over the years Trudeau has faced various criticisms for falling through on promises. However, rather than seeking peace with the U.S. president he has now taken a much tougher stance against Trump.

With the federal election just around the corner, this decision will either contribute to his re-election or lead to more criticism.

Trump had tweeted that Trudeau was “very dishonest and weak” in his reaction to the U.S. tariffs.

Peter Navarro, Trump’s advisor, also stated that there is a “special place in hell” for Trudeau. Days later, Navarro came forth with an apology for his comments against the Canadian Prime Minister. Trump, however, has made no move toward an apology.

Taken aback by not only the U.S.’s tariffs but also Trump’s comments, Trudeau is hitting Trump back with Canadian tariffs.

Trudeau has recently announced that Canada’s retaliation against the U.S. tariffs will go into effect on July 1st.

As stated by the Canadian PM, it will be with regret that these tariffs are added. They are being applied in an attempt to level the playing field after the U.S. implemented their own tariffs.

In summary, Trump imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada, which Trudeau found to be “totally unacceptable”. In response, Canada is now retaliating with a plan to impose similar trade restrictions on up to $16 billion worth of imports. These are countermeasures which will apply only to goods originating from the U.S. and will remain in place until the U.S. lifts its tariffs.

Both countries watch with bated breath to see how far this trade war will go, and how much collateral damage it will cause.