Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventeenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Seventeenth NewsWatch-

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British Columbia Premier John Horgan will not strike back at Alberta in the escalating trade dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Horgan says he hope to see the end of the back-and-forth debate, saying he doesn't think it is in anyone's interests to have duelling premiers.

The B-C government is looking at restricting the shipping of bitumen through the province until it's satisfied a potential spill could be cleaned up.

That was countered by the threat of a lawsuit from Alberta, along with a ban on B-C wine imports.

Horgan says he won't be distracted from his agenda to protect British Columbians. (17)



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says U-S President Donald Trump's threat to tear up the North American free trade pact would cause economic suffering in the United States.

He made the remark in Chicago today on a U-S tour.

Trudeau says millions of American workers would be harmed, and their lives disrupted in the short-term through a thickening of the border and greater uncertainty.

He spoke to a group of Midwest students and officials, some of whom were skeptical that trade would help them. (17)



Ontario's threat of a trade war with states that adopt Buy American policies sparked swift criticism today from the province's Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

They call it a "reckless'' political gambit from the governing Liberals as they fight to stay in power.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced last night that her cabinet would soon table legislation that would reduce procurement opportunities for states that pass Buy American laws. …

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