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Molten aluminum is seen inside a smelter at the Alouette aluminum plant in Sept-Iles, Quebec, on May 21, 2019. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Spet. 15, 2020, it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally and preempting Canada’s plans to impose retaliatory sanctions.  (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

Sep. 15, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours before Canada was prepared to impose retaliatory sanctions. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the U.S. is ending the 10% tariffs a month after...

Chrystia Freeland and Dominic LeBlanc sit prior to a swearing in ceremony following a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ex-journalist Freeland Canada’s 1st female finance minister

Aug. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Chrystia Freeland, who helped negotiate Canada’s free trade deal with the United States and Mexico, was named the country’s first female finance minister Tuesday, a day after her predecessor resigned after reportedly butting heads with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Freeland, a...

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announces his resignation during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.  (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's finance minister steps down amid pandemic

Aug. 17, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s finance minister announced his resignation Monday amid reports of differences with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over government spending to protect the economy during the coronavrius pandemic. Bill Morneau said he is leaving politics and has put his name forward as a...

Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Aug. 7, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying the U.S. is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the Whirlpool Corporation facility in Clyde, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump targets Canada, reimposing tariffs on aluminum

Aug. 6, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pact with Canada and Mexico took effect. Canada quickly vowed to respond in kind. Trump originally imposed...