Former Canadian PM says USA tariffs to dominate G7 summit — Interview

Former Canadian PM says USA tariffs to dominate G7 summit — Interview

The Trudeau government has threatened to impose up to 12.8 billion U.S.dollars in tariffs against American steel, aluminum and other products - ranging from coffee and candy to toilet paper and tablecloths - to take effect on July 1, unless the Trump administration withdrew its 25-percent tariff on Canadian steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on imports of Canadian aluminum.

From left to right: British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Meanwhile, Trump went after Trudeau in a series of tweets just hours before the summit on Friday.

"We are going to do very well".

Canada and Mexico, the other members of NAFTA, have been frustrated by what they see as unacceptable USA demands in slow-moving talks to modernize the deal.

Trump ruffled some feathers early Friday by suggesting Russian Federation should be allowed back into the G7 to once again make it the G8.

"In a country like Canada, I find it extremely important that people are able to express their agreement or disagreement with politics, individuals, their concerns", Trudeau said.

Protests were underway Friday morning in Quebec City as leaders of the world's most powerful countries gather at a nearby resort for the G7 summit.

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Officials have conceded the mood at the summit will likely be exceptionally tense.

Donald Trump is firing back at Canada Friday morning over what he says are unfair trade practices as he prepares to head to the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Quebec.

The White House subsequently announced the president would be leaving on Saturday, before the summit formally ends, to fly to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Ahead of the summit, the two presidents had engaged in a Twitter spat, in which the French president suggested that a G6 agreement could be signed without the U.S., while Trump accused Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of "charging the United States massive tariffs".

British Prime Minister Theresa May took a more measured tone, telling reporters she wanted the European Union to use restraint in retaliation against USA tariffs and that the response must be proportionate and legal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May took a more measured tone, telling reporters she wanted the European Union to use restraint in its retaliation to the US tariffs and that the response must be proportionate and legal.

While the G7 leaders have largely praised Trump for his efforts to stabilize the Korean peninsula, they are unhappy he pulled out of an agreement created to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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