Canada’s Freeland says spoke to U.S. trade chief about 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 15, 2019

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

“Now is the time to energetically continue our work on this matter,” she told a televised news conference in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Washington has shown no sign so far that it is prepared to lift the tariffs.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Richard Chang)

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