"Glad to be here to remind everyone that Canadians stand up for each other".
Baruah expressed concern over the Trump administration's threat to impose further tariffs, this time on the auto industry, He noted that 25 to 35 per cent of a vehicle assembled in the U.S.is composed of parts from around the world. She said, however, Canada "will not escalate and we will not back down". But that effort has stalled, and Trump said Sunday that he didn't expect a deal that he could support until after the US midterm elections in November.
In an interview that aired Sunday on Fox News, Trump said he could quickly sign a revised NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, but instead wants to land a better deal for the U.S. Asked about the timing of an agreement, Trump said: "I want to wait until after the election". The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to hold hearings on auto tariffs in late July and to complete its investigation into auto imports later this summer. "[As] Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around".
The Chamber based its state-by-state analysis on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and government agencies in China, the EU, Mexico, and Canada. The two leaders agreed to stay in close touch on a way forward, the statement added.
Trump initially granted Canada, EU members and other nations exemptions on the metal tariffs - 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
Meantime, revellers on Parliament Hill who braved scorching temperatures to take in the festivities in Ottawa also expressed support for Trudeau's hard line against Trump on trade.
"This policy of appeasement, or this policy of playing nice that was attempted by the Trudeau government at the beginning, I think that that time is over", Gomez, a founder of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, told guest host Catherine Cullen.
Trudeau later spoke with Lopez Obrador on Monday, wherein they discussed their mutual trade interests and their "shared priority of updating the North American Free Trade Agreement for the betterment of their peoples", said a readout of the conversation issued Monday. "Everybody said, 'Uh, can we get on to another subject?"'