Trudeau warns U.S. over restricting the trade of essential goods into Canada - 2020-04-03
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a warning to the Trump administration to keep the Canada-U.S. border open for the trade of essential goods after medical manufacturer 3M said it is being forced to stop exporting N95 face masks.
At a news conference on Friday, Mr. Trudeau said that blocking trade to Canada could backfire and "end up hurting Americans as much as it hurts anybody else."
"The level of integration between our economies goes both ways across the border. We are receiving essential supplies from the United States, but the United States also receives essential supplies and products – and indeed, health-care professionals – from Canada every single day," he said. "It would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce the amount of back-and-forth trade in essential goods and services, including medical goods, across our border."