Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the USMCA deal in a televised question-and-answer session with an audience in Regina in the western province of Saskatchewan late-Thursday.
Key Quotes (via Reuters):
“We have already been working with members of Congress, with governors, with business interests who are being affected negatively by these tariffs ... to put pressure on the President that in the process of ratification, they (the United States) should remove those steel and aluminum tariffs.”
Asked why he had signed the USMCA with the tariffs still in place, Trudeau said securing the deal “at a time of unpredictability and protectionism in the United States was a massive priority for all Canadians.”
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