Not only is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau going to be in Regina on Thursday, but he will be back on the 14th as well.
On Wednesday, March 14, he heads to Regina, where Evraz Steel — which bills itself as the largest steel company in western Canada — has operations.
On Thursday, he will be at an event with an exclusive Liberal fundraising group called the Laurier Club.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister says Trudeau plans to meet with workers, business leaders, industry leaders and union leaders to demonstrate his support for those who may be affected by the tariffs and making the point that the Canadian and American industries are deeply integrated and any disruption to that would be costly to business and consumers on both sides of the border.
U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to impose a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imports, with details expected to be unveiled Thursday.
The Trudeau government has been lobbying aggressively for Canada to be excluded from the tariffs, but there have been conflicting signals from the White House about the possibility of any exemptions. Trump himself has said an exemption for Canada and Mexico is possible if negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement are concluded to his satisfaction.