Conservative MPs will spend the summer listening to workers, business leaders and labour groups across the country about how U.S. trade tariffs will impact their lives, and how Canada can best respond.
On top of steel and aluminum tariffs already hurting Canadian workers, the U.S. is now also threatening to impose tariffs on automotive imports. TD Bank warns this could put 160,000 jobs in Canada’s automotive sector at risk.
The auto sector creates good, well-paying jobs in places like Oshawa, southwestern Ontario, Saguenay, and Regina. Steel and aluminum production similarly provides for thousands of families. Canadians are worried about how they will be affected and are looking for support.
Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have failed to plan for this situation. Budget 2018 was entirely silent on measures to reassure these families.