Canada not helping itself by hitting U.S. with tariffs-White House

Canada not helping itself by hitting U.S. with tariffs-White House

"I don't see how (Trudeau) is going to get this done", he said.

Speaking on CBC News Network's Power & Politics Tuesday, Agustin Barrios Gomez said Canada needs to understand that Canada is living in a new world where the friendship that bound it to its southern neighbour "no longer is currency with the current administration" in Washington.

Newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, running for "Juntos haremos historia" party, cheers his supporters at the Zocalo Square after winning general elections, in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. "The United States is a country with significant national security challenges and only by having a Canada and Mexico that are cooperative can they actually get things done".

A government official familiar with the plan says now that Mexico's presidential election is done, Ottawa wants to restart talks as soon as possible, even though Trump says he won't sign a new deal until after USA voters go to the polls in November. "Make no mistake about it".

Canada responded to the USA on Friday by imposing $12.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs against American products that will take effect on Sunday.

López Obrador, a left-wing populist who has vowed to take a tougher stance against the US president, won Mexico's presidential election on Sunday night, defeating the current ruling party. "Companies as large as General Motors and as small as Lucerne [International] are really talking about the direct impact of the number of people that they are going to be able to employ, and their financial profitability is very much at stake".

The federal government is still expecting NAFTA talks to accelerate this summer even though U.S. President Donald Trump says he's in no rush to sign a deal until after the U.S. midterm elections this fall.

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The White House said on Monday that Canada's decision to enact tariffs on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods in retaliation for USA tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum would not help its economy.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Lopez Obrador by phone.

In the interview, Trump again threatened to impose tariffs on imported vehicles, saying, "The cars are the big ones".

Canada's Building Trades Unions stands with the Trudeau Government in continuing to press the Trump Administration to rescind its misguided tariffs. Trudeau's office said the prime minister "conveyed that Canada has had no choice but to announce reciprocal countermeasures" to the US tariffs.

"Our priority has always been to conclude a mutually beneficial agreement as quickly as possible and that, I think, remains our goal", said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity about a matter they weren't authorized to discuss publicly.

"The first rule of a new NAFTA is: first, do no harm".

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