Canada’s Freeland says spoke to U.S. trade chief about metals tariffs

FILE PHOTO - Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference in Ottawa
FILE PHOTO – Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

January 29, 2019

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday said she had spoken twice in the last two days to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, which Ottawa strongly opposes.

Freeland, speaking to legislators in the House of Commons, did not give details of the conversations.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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