Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Justin Trudeau Criticizes Trump, Says Canadians 'Will Not Be Pushed Around'

Justin Trudeau Criticizes Trump, Says Canadians 'Will Not Be Pushed Around'

Conte did, however, support U.S President Donald Trump's unpopular call for Russian Federation to rejoin the group that includes the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan.

"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said at a news conference. "Or we're going to make a deal directly with Canada, directly with Mexico", Trump said.

In his press conference, Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Trump left the summit early Saturday, before it officially ended, to head to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.

"We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the post-summit statement by the G7 leaders, which was released about an hour before Trump's fresh rant, read.

"International cooperation can't depend on anger and small words".

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"When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sharply criticised Trump's tariffs and promised Canada would answer with its own on July 1 unless the United States reversed course.

"We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing", Trump said.

The war of words between Trudeau and Trump escalated after the US president left the meeting early.

However, Canadian PM's office responded to the "tweeting attack" in a statement saying that Justin Trudeau did nothing to provoke the backlash from Donald Trump.

'There will not be a sunset clause. we will not, can not sign a trade deal that expires automatically every five years, ' he told a news conference at the end of a Group of Seven summit in Quebec.

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The confrontation over USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports threatened to rupture the G7, which during its 42-year history has traditionally sought to find consensus on the economy and other issues.

White House aide Larry Kudlow tells CNN's "State of the Union" says Trudeau has done a "great disservice" to the G-7 by saying Canada had to stand up for itself and that the US was responsible for the problem with tariffs. The president has sought to revise NAFTA to encourage manufacturers to invest more in America and shift production from low-wage Mexico to the United States.

This year, the summit will be Friday and Saturday in Quebec, Canada. (The U.S. managed a $3 billion surplus with Canada.) Trump has condemned Canada's tariffs on imported dairy products and the EU's tariffs on auto imports.

A German government spokesman also said that Berlin stands by the jointly agreed G7 communique in which leaders underlined the crucial role of a rules-based worldwide trading system and promised to fight protectionism.

Macron, who signaled closer ties with Trudeau ahead of the summit, rebuked Trump and likened him to a rogue leader.

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