Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit on June 9. All of Canada formed the sacred union around the Prime minister after the attacks of Donald Trump (Photo by Lars Hagberg. AFP)
Canada’s politicians formed the sacred union Monday around the Prime minister Justin Trudeau, target on the night of new attacks from Donald Trump, who has caused an unprecedented crisis between the United States and one of their most faithful allies.
“Fair trade should be called trade fool if he is not Reciprocal,” tweeted Donald Trump in the night, in full preparation for the historic summit with Kim Jong One in Singapore, denouncing the tariffs on canadian dairy products.
It does not seem to décolérer after having already torpedoed the G7 summit two tweets raging, launched since the presidential plane against Justin Trudeau, who had publicly criticized.
An adviser to Mr. Trump has even dared to promise “a place in hell” for the young canadian leader.
These charges without prior indignant Canadians, who embrace willingly the way of life of their american neighbours. On the one side and the other of “the longest free boundary in the world,” we see the same cars, the same houses, the suburbs in addition to speak much the same language.
The economies of the two countries are also closely intertwined with a back-and-forth constant of people and goods, with Canada being the largest trading partner of the United States.
Justin Trudeau has chosen not to react, but his minister of foreign Affairs, asked by chrystia Freeland, has denounced Sunday in front of the press, “the ad hominem attacks” which are, she hammered, or “useful” or “productive”.
“I don’t understand this obsession for the trade relations with Canada,” interviewed the ex-conservative Prime minister Stephen Harper on Fox News, the television channel preferred by the tenant of the White House.
Fierce criticism of Justin Trudeau, ex-Prime minister has put in doubt the existence of a u.s. trade deficit with Canada, like the calm Donald Trump, calling the u.s. president to focus on the trade policy of China, and this is harmful for both the Canada and the United States.
“We’re going to take coast to coast with the Prime minister and the citizens of Canada,” said Doug Ford (NYSE:F), the new Premier of Ontario, the most populous province of Canada, that would be populist and admirer of Donald Trump.
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“I totally agree with the position of Prime minister,” said Jason Kenney, head of the conservative opposition in the province of Alberta, and former heavyweight of the Harper government.
“Canada will not be intimidated (…) and we répliquerons if the american administration continues its attacks against our steel exports,” promised Mr. Kenney.
Andrew Scheer, the leader of the conservatives in Ottawa, the outcome of the G7 shows that the free trade Agreement north american (Nafta) Canada, the United States and Mexico are trying ardently to renegotiate since last August “is seriously threatened”.
“The conservatives in Canada continue to support the efforts of the Prime Minister to defend free trade. The rhetoric to be polarizing and personal attacks of the us administration are really unnecessary,” insisted Mr. Scheer, in a gesture unique to his political opponent.
The conservatives in canada have spent the last week to criticize harshly Justin Trudeau for not having responded immediately to the u.s. taxes on steel and aluminium, the Prime minister preferring to wait until the 1st of July, a national holiday.
Charlie Angus, mp in Ottawa and strong man of the New democratic party (NDP, a social-democratic party)has adopted a more virulent to Mr. Trump. “Canada will not be intimidated by the baddie operetta,” thundered the elected.
For Justin Trudeau, these supports come to the point, whose aura had faded from a part of the electorate and that the party is under pressure from the conservatives in the polls a little over a year of canadian legislation.