Council of Canadians honorary chairperson Maude Barlow has tweeted, "US has launched trade war. In effect killed WTO and NAFTA."
She adds, "Trump’s trade war has effectively killed NAFTA. He would not participate in a Chapter 19 challenge or abide by a trade ruling. NAFTA is dead."
Barlow's tweets follow the news the United States will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico (as well as the European Union) effective at midnight tonight. The Toronto Star reports, "The official justification for the tariffs is national security. The Trump administration, however, made it clear that the president is actually acting because the talks over NAFTA have stalled."