On the heels of a member of the USA administration telling Justin Trudeau there's a "special place in Hell" for him, the prime minister was given a wave of support as the House unanimously adopted a motion to stand united against US tariffs and tirades.
Mr. Trump's actions led to an extraordinary juxtaposition: an abrupt public feud and deterioration of ties between the US and Canada at the same moment as warm words and a detente between the USA and North Korea. "Well, the in-factual, the non-factual part of this was they have enormous tariffs", Kudlow said. The dispute weighed on the Canadian dollar on Monday.
The Trudeau government has announced it will impose dollar-for-dollar, retaliatory tariffs on metals and a range of other USA products by July 1.
The fight could have serious economic consequences, since Canada is the US's top trade partner and the largest export market for 32 states. "We are not - we, Canada, are not going to be pushed around".
Mr Trump also said he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry, throwing the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray. Mr. Trudeau especially objected to the Trump administration's justification of the tariffs, saying Ottawa isn't a national security threat to Washington.
Last June, Twin Rivers Paper told the Trump administration that its April 2017 decision to impose stiff import duties on Canadian softwood put thousands of jobs in ME in jeopardy.
"There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Navarro said, during an appearance on Fox news.
Canada's limited options mean "there is no magical Plan B", said University of Ottawa worldwide affairs professor Patrick Leblond.
After the G-7 summit, Trudeau hosted a news conference where he said that the Canadian government "did not take" the USA tariffs against Canada lightly.
"This has to be a political play".
"That's not very nice", Francis said, "to go out and make a hostile statement after everybody has agreed to a communique". "We will continue to reach out and find people to speak to".
Trump had already said he would not hesitate to shut countries out of the United States market if they retaliate to steep tariffs he has imposed on steel and aluminium imports.
The president cites national security for imposing a 25 percent tariff on Canadian steel, and 10 percent on aluminum.
The privately owned US company also operates a lumber mill in Plaster Rock, N.B., which produces wood chips and biomass for the Edmundston operation.
In response to the initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".
One new reason for optimism in Ottawa is a new-found strength in numbers.
While the agreement of legislators who are normally opposed on most fronts was remarkable, the anger also spread to pundits, officials, celebrities and ordinary citizens as Canadians vowed consumer boycotts of American goods and brainstormed insults of Trump on social media.
Domestically, Trudeau has also received support from all corners, and is backed by all opposition parties. But she cautioned against tit-for-tat retaliation which might lead to a trade war.
"He talked about a border tax and didn't impose it". "So we can always hope".