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Crazily, Trump wants a trade war; Canada better gear up

By Les Whittington      

Trump and his senior officials’ tirade has brought Canada-U.S. relations to an historic low.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured leaving the National Press Theatre in Ottawa last month, should move ahead quickly with aid to vulnerable Canadian sectors and support for export diversification away from the U.S., says Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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OTTAWA—Last weekend, Canadians got an indication of what they are really dealing with when it comes to United States President Trump. Annoyed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a wrap-up G7 press conference that Canada would not be pushed around by its American neighbour, Trump blew up and began a verbal attack on Trudeau that morphed into a personal vendetta unlike anything seen before. It’s not clear if Trump freaked out because he felt Trudeau was making him

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