P.E.I. premier supports Trudeau trade retaliation

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Across a narrow table from them, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron stand holding copies of a draft text, arguing their position.

The G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, ended in disarray after US President Donald Trump locked horns with the other G-7 leaders on trade issues and other policy matters, and then reversed course at last minute refusing to endorse the group's joint communique.

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United States administration announced on May 31 that will start imposing to EU, Canada and Mexico a 25% duty on steel and a 10% duty on aluminium.

Heading into the G7 summit in Canada in the characteristically bullish mood, Trump had promised he would pull off the sort of trade deal that only he, the world's greatest dealmaker, could make.

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Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., slammed President Donald Trump's treatment of G-7 allies. "Here in Canada, our federal government is delaying putting tariffs in place until July 1st", Aylward said.

On Tuesday, Trump kept up the attack on Trudeau.

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"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Mr. Trudeau said during a press conference Saturday after Mr. Trump had already left the summit.

Monday's symbolic House vote was held after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Trudeau over the weekend for vowing to retaliate against tariffs recently imposed by the USA on Canadian steel and aluminum products.

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However Trump was at odds with numerous other global leaders, suggesting Russian Federation be re-admitted to the group. "The United States believes in the key role of energy transitions through the development of market-based clean energy technologies and the importance of technology collaboration and innovation to continue advancing economic growth and protect the environment as part of sustainable, resilient and clean energy systems".

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