Mar 04, 2018
By Christine Ross
It looks like Canada won’t be spared from American tariffs on steel and aluminum. White House official Peter Navarro told the Sunday morning TV news programs that U-S President Donald Trump has made up his mind; steel and aluminum tariffs will apply to everyone. That includes Canada which is America’s No. 1 supplier of both. Navarro says excluding Canada would create a slippery slope. He says Canada represent 40 percent of the steel and aluminum market. Navarrow believes a formal announcement will be made by the President this week. Canada would be hit hard by the proposed tariffs of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminum and Prime minister Justin Trudeau, who has called the decision unacceptable, plans to fight for exemptions.