The Trudeau government Tuesday announced they will be starting consultations to input safeguards to alleviate any negative effects for Canadian steel producers.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that the country is now at greater risk of seeing a surge in foreign steel and they are hoping to keep the market stable.
Back in June, the Trump administration imposed steel and aluminum tariffs, which has Canadian steel companies worried about their future.
Trump has been quoted that Canada is a national security threat, and thus the tariffs were set in place.
United Steelworkers Local 5890 President Mike Day said in regards to the steel tariffs themselves, Canada has never been the problem.
“It was always China, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam and those countries that have been dumping their steel on North America. If we can get any kind of help that can help the Canadian steel market, it’s a welcome sight.”
The federal government will be consulting with organizations including the United Steelworkers within the next 15 days of consultations.