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Canada Freeland meets U.S. Senate committee

22:12  13 june  2018
22:12  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Canada's foreign affairs minister heads to Washington amid trade feud with Trump

  Canada's foreign affairs minister heads to Washington amid trade feud with Trump Canada's foreign affairs minister is heading to Washington to once again push the country's anti-tariff, pro-NAFTA message. It is the first visit by a high-profile cabinet member since the trade feud with the United States erupted. Today marks the first visit by a high-profile minister to the United States since President Donald Trump launched his blistering attacks against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadians at large.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland ventured Wednesday onto Donald Trump' s home turf, denouncing his "absurd" tariffs and forcefully arguing for preservation of the world' s rules-based order — with or without the United States. Freeland reiterated Canada' s strong opposition.

Freeland reiterated Canada’s opposition to the tariffs after a meeting this afternoon with the influential U . S . Senate foreign relations committee in Washington.

  Freeland meets U.S. Senate committee © Provided by thecanadianpress.com WASHINGTON - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is meeting with the influential U.S. Senate foreign relations committee in Washington and is expected to give a major foreign policy speech later today.

She's the first Canadian politician to set foot in Washington following the Trump administration's personal attacks on Justin Trudeau this past weekend at the end of the G7 summit.

The committee's Republican chair, Sen. Bob Corker, is trying to gather support for legislation that would give U.S. Congress, not the president, the authority to impose tariffs under the national security clause of U.S. trade law.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland ventured Wednesday onto Donald Trump' s home turf, denouncing his "absurd" tariffs and forcefully arguing for preservation of the world' s rules-based order, with or without the United States.

Freeland reiterated Canada's strong opposition to the American president's steel and aluminum tariffs after meeting with the influential U . S . Senate foreign relations committee in Washington on Capitol Hill.

President Donald Trump has used the executive authority to impose potentially crippling steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, the European Union and Japan.

Canada and its allies plan to impose retaliatory action by the end of the month on a broad range of consumer goods.

Trudeau incurred Trump's Twitter wrath when he reiterated Canada's opposition to the tariffs at the end of the G7 summit in Quebec on the weekend.

Trudeau meets with Indigenous pipeline committee .
ROSEDALE, B.C. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau linked Indigenous reconciliation and the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline today as he met with a group in British Columbia that monitors construction of the project. Trudeau told the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee that while he doesn't take the presence of First Nations' leaders at the meeting as direct approval for the pipeline, he does see their attendance as support for reconciliation that both sides need to work on.© Provided by thecanadianpress.comHe said the purpose of the committee is to make sure the project is done right, with minimal concerns and maximizing benefits.

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