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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now crossing the wires as he discusses Canada’s global economic outlook with Foreign Minister Freeland and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr.

Key quotes (via LiveSquawk & Canada’s Council on Foreign Relations Twitter Feed)

  • We are trying to be reasonable but have to respond to punitive tariffs.
  • In order to defend Canadian interests, having a constructive relationship with the president, with the United States administration, while choosing not to escalate and respond in kind, is something we need to do.  
  • There is no other country that has such an invested interest in the U.S. doing well than Canada because we are so interlinked.