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The growing trade war between Canada and the United States prompted almost three-dozen new filings in the federal lobbyist registry over the last two months as Canada plotted its response to U.S.-imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. Even with Canada’s retaliatory tariffs kicking in July 1, lobbyists are predicting the uptick will continue in Ottawa as groups jockey against more expected tariffs to be imposed on other countries. Of the 86 registrations that mention steel or aluminum as of July

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‘Extraordinary’ Canada-U.S. trade spat brings lobbyists ‘out of the woodwork’

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Fearing more Canadian tariffs against other countries, some steel users are hiring lobbyists for the first time.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, flanked by Liberal MPs at a Hamilton steel factory, announced on June 29 the final list of Canadian retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Photograph courtesy of Employment and Social Development Canada
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