Bianca Bharti, Daily Herald
Americans are doing the most Canadian thing on Twitter: apologizing. Our neighbours to the south took to the social media platform to say SORE-EE on behalf of their president, while we celebrated Canada Day this past weekend.
Please know that our president doesn’t reflect all our views that we Americans have. I hope your day is filled with Poutine, maple syrup, Tim Hortons, hockey re-runs and apologies.
A friendly neighbor.#canadaDay
— American Dad?? (@SaulOdenkirk) July 1, 2018
Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian tweeps.
And apologies for the tariff war, which does not represent the feelings of everyday Americans toward one of our most steadfast allies.
— Louisville Dad (@LouisvilleDad) July 2, 2018
However, with all the apologies and celebrating going on, July 1 also marked the first day of retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. going into effect.
The long list includes:
- maple sugar
- maple syrup
- orange uice
- toilet paper
- sleeping bags
- playing gards
The list goes on and products range. Steel products will have a 25 per cent surtax, while aluminum and other products will have a 10 per cent surtax.
The tariffs are a response to U.S.-implemented tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum at the end of May.
President Donald Trump called imports of steel and aluminum a threat to American national security, according to a White House press release.
Happy Canada Day! To the best neighbor we could ask for. Yes, we Americans know how amazing you all are and are a great ally and friend. Dont listen to our “leader.” #CanadaDay pic.twitter.com/98RHKEudvI
— Chrissy (@PerryJuDo4ever) July 1, 2018