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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Raised concerns with Biden on Line 5 pipeline and EV tax credit: PM Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, along with Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, attended The Three Amigos Summit, hosted by Joe Biden at the White House. The Canadian PM called the summit extremely effective.

  • PM Justin Trudeau raised concerns with Joe Biden about America’s Buy American rhetoric.
  • Joe Biden keeps tight-lipped about the concerns raised by PM Justin Trudeau.
  • Justin Trudeau says there will be some challenges in the US-Canada relations, but thanked Biden for being a good host.
Canada-US auto tensions cloud 'Three Amigos' summit
Tensions spark between Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau over the USA’s Buy American rhetoric.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he immediately raised worries about a proposed electric powered-automobile tax credit, Buy American rhetoric, and the cross-border Line five oil pipeline with U.S. President Joe Biden.

Trudeau made the comments on Thursday night following a trilateral summit with the American chief and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, which the prime minister defined as “extraordinarily effective.”

Biden provided no pointers in advance Thursday that he became inclined to budge at the controversial $12,500 tax credit score for American-made electric-powered vehicles, a proposed degree the Canadian enterprise has defined as a potential body blow.

Trudeau stated he pressured Canada’s worries approximately the tax credit score prior to 2 days of conferences with the Biden management in Washington, D.C., highlighting the effect it’d have on Canadian jobs and its car enterprise.

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Asked whether or not he became upset, Trudeau replied, stating that in any relationship, as deep as that of Canada and the U.S., there are going to be some challenges. He stated he’ll retain to interact with the management in optimistic ways.

He says the Americans are “very aware” of Canada’s worries and the threats the proposed tax credit score poses to many years of incorporated car making that became enshrined by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the free-trade settlement that changed NAFTA.

Trudeau thanked Biden for playing host and defined himself as a friend with shared precedence of finishing COVID-19 and making sure sturdy supply chains among all 3 countries.

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