Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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LA MALBAIE, Que. - There were no outward signs of animosity as the G-7 leaders sat down for a working meeting today at their summit in Quebec's Charlevoix region.

As they gathered for their roundtable, the leaders smiled and laughed as they casually spoke during a photo op.

But despite outward appearances, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others made clear prior to the summit that they would take a firm stand against U-S President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trudeau and Trump exchanged tough words publicly over their differences on trade issues.

In railing against Canadian trade policies on Twitter prior to leaving Washington today, Trump accused Trudeau of being "indignant."

And in recent days, Trudeau has called Trump's tariffs "insulting."

Trump also put himself offside of the other G-7 leaders by questioning why Russia wasn't invited to the table. …

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