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Canadian publications and citizens groups are calling for a boycott of US goods in response to President Trump and members of his administration's attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
But as Reuters reports, a consumer boycott of the US is much easier said than done. Still, the boycott push has gained momentum since Canada's Parliament on Monday condemned Trump for his treatment of Trudeau. Trudeau himself has "kept a low profile" since the end of the G-7 summit, which Trudeau hosted in Quebec over the weekend. Publications like the Toronto Star have suggested a campaign of "empty hotel rooms and campsites."
Kinds - Targets - Opinion - Columns - Postings
All kinds of targets have been suggested in opinion columns and postings on social media, from companies that sell goods associated with Trump or his family to a broader ban on U.S. vacations. The suggestions come not only in response to the attacks on Trudeau by Trump and his aides, but to the threat of a trade war that could hurt Canada’s economy and sideswipe jobs.
"So, if this president insists on punching you in the nose and eating your lunch, why would you continue to pretend he’s still a great neighbor and go over to his place to spend your time and money?" implored an opinion piece in the Toronto Star.
Reuters - Canada - Market - US - Goods
As Reuters reminds us, Canada is the biggest market for US goods. The country imports a total of $90 billion during the...
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