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What matters most on June 11, 2018
Joan Bryden and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press06/11/2018 11:25 AM
OTTAWA - Canada's House of Commons stood Monday in defiance of Donald Trump, denouncing his name-calling tirade against Justin Trudeau and endorsing the prime minister's firm response to protectionist U.S. tariffs and tweeted presidential threats against dairy producers and automakers.
MPs of all political stripes unanimously adopted a motion to that effect proposed by New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey even as Trump continued to rail against what he described as unfair trade policies of Canada and other traditional U.S. allies.
"At this moment in our history with our U.S. neighbours, Canadians need to know that all sides of this House stand united as one," Ramsey said before introducing her motion.
The motion calls on the House to recognize the importance of Canada's "long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship" with the U.S., "strongly oppose" the "illegitimate tariffs" imposed on steel and aluminum, stand "in solidarity" with the Trudeau government's decision to impose retaliatory tariffs and remain united in support of the supply management system of regulating Canada's dairy and poultry industry.
Joan Bryden and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press
06/11/2018 11:25 AM
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