Prime minister wraps up tour of Hamilton steel plants amid tariff threat

Prime minister wraps up tour of Hamilton steel plants amid tariff threat

ArcelorMittal Dofasco's chief executive said on Tuesday the company was not seeking Canadian government aid as the domestic steel industry faces uncertainty after U.S. President Donald Trump provided temporary tariff relief on steel imports.

The steel tariff threat was seen by many to be an attempt by the Trump administration to pressure Canada and Mexico to complete the NAFTA talks - giving in to other USA demands or giving up some of their own -rather than risk the punishing steel and aluminum duties.

He said he began talking about steel with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily past year, when he was emphatic that Canada poses no national security threat to the U.S. The duties - set at 25 per cent for steel - could prove disastrous for the industry.

"We know the tremendous effort that steel and aluminum workers put in every day to provide for their families, support their communities, and build businesses that are competitive in the global market".

"There is no national security argument to be made against Canada", Trudeau said.

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Trudeau arrived in Hamilton late Monday and stopped by West Town Bar and Grill for a drink and to speak with residents.

At 2:20 p.m., he will join Premier Scott Moe to tour the Evraz steel plant north of Regina and meet with workers, followed by a roundtable discussion with steel industry leaders.

Trump has linked permanent exemption to the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, making the industry nervous.

Trump's eagerness to seal the deal of NAFTA came months after the U.S. and Canada were on the loggerheads on this issue.

Asked again about Trump's approach, if the tariffs are a negotiating tactic by Trump, Trudeau again moved past the potential threat.

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