Trump is a bully … we’ve all known that for some time … so no one should be surprised that the US president is trying to bully Canada (and others) to cry “Uncle Sam” by imposing unfair, unjustifiable tariffs.
We have to now make sure the US pays at least the same price it inflicts on us … and hopefully even more.
The Canadian government HAS responded with anti-US tariffs of our own ….valued at $16.6 Billion, effective Canada Day, July 1!
Here is the complete list of US industries/products to be affected: https://www.fin.gc.ca/activty/consult/cacsap-cmpcaa-eng.asp.
I’m glad to see it is quite extensive and targeted: not just steel and aluminum; but all kinds of foods, grocery, confectionery and household manufactured products (many from strong Trump-base states) … but also for which Canadian consumers can easily find domestic or imported alternatives.
A good start.
But YOU can do more!
Trump’s declaration of a trade war against Canada gives anyone who has long despised and repudiated him and what he represents a UNIQUE opportunity to hit back … where it hurts.
Start your own STRIKE BACK CAMPAIGN!
Let’s keep it real: I don’t expect Canadians who have already planned US vacations/cruises/resort stays to cancel. And let’s not forget many Americans are still our friends and are just as opposed to Trump’s actions as we are.
BUT We must NOT sit still and be kicked around …by the likes of Trump.
Time for Canadians to stand up for our own dignity and fair trade.
Do you REALLY have to grocery shop south of the border? Why not CUT that out … for your country? Or limit casual crossings to gas and a few essentials?
There can be no victory if WE are not prepared to stand up …and even pay a bit of a price.
And here at home, YOU can start looking at the labels on EVERY product next time you grocery shop: do you really need to buy the US product? Are there other alternatives that would let YOU send a message to Trump? Take it!
The big US product exporters to Canada will feel the larger impact over time … but YOU now a rare chance to make an impact much closer to home.
If American communities that cater to Canadians start feeling Canadians’ ire in their cash registers and employment figures, the stupidity of Trump’s bullying attack on Canada will come home to roost … and hopefully wipe the smiles off the faces of Trump’s base.
IF YOU TAKE A STAND … AND TAKE PART IN THE FIGHT FOR CANADA!
(PS. Now Macleans has taken up the cause with some great tips on US products easy to avoid: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/a-patriot’s-guide-to-shopping-during-a-canada-us-trade-war/ar-AAyypqM?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout )