Today starts a new era for Canada, but it isn’t a good one.
President Donald Trump imposed a 25 per cent tariff on steel and 10 per cent aluminum Canada buys from the United States.
The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadian workers in Regina two months ago that the tariff problems have been solved, but we find out that’s not the case.
Justin Trudeau responded to the new tax, with ketchup.
Trudeau plans to counter the steel tariff with a ketchup tariff and some other products.
Some of the items on the list are whiskey, orange juice, maple syrup, ketchup, pizza, playing cards, mayonnaise and sleeping bags.
— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) May 31, 2018
The counter is said to be worth $16 billion.
In other news Kathleen Wynne stepped up her game and also responded, saying Trump is a bully.
Kathleen Wynne should probably stay away from the negotiating table, her polls show third place in the upcoming Ontario provincial election.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.