Canada Must Retaliate Against US Metal Tariffs

A self-respecting nation must be ready and willing to hit back.

In the wake of the US decision to impose tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum, it is clear that Canada must retaliate.

The first step would be to apply equal tariffs to US steel and US aluminum. Next would be to publicly release a list of additional products Canada is considering putting tariffs on, to send a clear message that there are consequences to messing with our country.

There are a few reasons why this must be done.

First, Canada has a fair amount of leverage with the US when it comes to trade, since Canada is the top trading partner of about 30 US states. Many US governors in both the Republican and Democratic parties support maintaining a strong trading relationship with Canada.

The second reason is that the Trump Administration has shown that they respect strength. Trump pushes other countries and other leaders as far as he can get away with, and he has no respect for weakness. If Canada pushes back, then we will be showing that we can’t be pushed around.

As a sovereign nation, we must show that we are tough, and that we have a strong sense of self-respect. After being hit with tariffs, our nation must hit back.

Spencer Fernando

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Juan Galt

Nah, Shiny Pony will see this as an opportunity to nationalize the steel and aluminum industries. TAKE THAT TRUMP!


When our so-called leaders’ allegiances are not to the people but to _______, the end result is a weakened nation with nothing but the GDP to rally behind. I’m hoping that enough people are waking up to this reality and take action to do their part to help course-correct this sinking ship. It’s not sunk yet otherwise I wouldn’t care any more but there is no time but the present to make a difference. Besides everyday people I hope there are also other influential people reading these posts. I am not asking you to walk on water but just stand… Read more »

Norbert Kausen

We should and must do business within Canada first! That would cover everything from mnufacturing, (what is left of it), to agriculture…

Vlad Tepes

I respectfully disagree. The first thing to do is establish if the tariffs are a response to a Canadian injustice to the trade agreement. When President Trump cancelled the contract for Bombardier aircraft, it was because massive and flagrant violations of the Canada-US or NAFTA deal was taking place in Canada by unfair subsidies to Bombardier, and for once the US decided to fight back. Canada deserved it. The Quebec pet company needs to compete like everyone else. I do not know the particulars of the Canadian metals industry. But before demanding retaliation I would instead look to see if… Read more »


Sorry to break your illusion bud but we ain’t China. You think the US plays fair with Canada? Think again. You want us to lay down and apologize? No, Canadian jobs are worth fighting for and we have every right to set our our course. It may not be easy but it’s the right thing to do.

Let me quote one Trudeau’s own beloved ministers (it pains me to do so but just to shove it back in their own faces), “Hard things are hard”!

Get on board the Canada train and help move this in the right direction.

Maggat, well said.