Trudeau wants to show support for workers in an industry that is facing uncertainty after Trump slapped steel and aluminum tariffs on the rest of the world, a spokesperson said.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kicking off a tour of aluminum and steel factories on Monday with a visit to Quebec’s Saguenay region.
The prime minister will meet with both bosses and union leaders at a Rio Tinto aluminum factory in Jonquiere, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City.
Other stops on Trudeau’s tour include Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Regina.
A spokesperson says Trudeau wants to show support for workers in an industry that is facing uncertainty after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped steel and aluminum tariffs on the rest of the world.
Chantale Gagnon says that while many in the industry breathed a sigh of relief when Canada and Mexico were temporarily exempted from the tariffs, they remain worried that the measure could be reversed.