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‘Unprecedented’ the new norm in Canada-U.S. trade relations

Thursday, June 07, 2018 @ 8:44 AM | By Brenda Swick and Dylan Augruso

“We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, echoing the thoughts of many throughout his country and around the world following the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war between Canada and the United States.

Although Canada and the U.S. have exchanged a series of jabs since President Donald Trump’s election in November 2016 (NAFTA and softwood lumber to name two), matters escalated on May 31, 2018, when, by way of two presidential proclamations, Trump imposed...