Economy rocketed to an annualized pace of 2.9 per cent in the period from April 1 through June 30.
Economists had expected an increase of 0.1 per cent in June.
Consultation period on safeguards will last for 15 days, decision will follow in a few weeks.
Companies risk being forced out of business if not excused from the 25% tariff.
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
Companies are feeling the fallout of higher metals prices and trade retaliation.
Employees at its Terrebonne plant have seen their working hours cut 40% to 60%.
US customers have already warned they’ll not pay the extra bill from the surtax.
The two talked strategy on how to handle the unpredictable US prez.
Conservative Opposition leader expresses support, but says Trudeau can do more on trade file.
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
Feds say they will work with provinces on issue.
PM wants 30-day consultation period before enacting $16.6-billion tariff package.
Feds enforcing $16.6 billion in tariffs on U.S. imports, to go into effect July 1.
Duties of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum to be enforced for Canada, Mexico and the European Union June 1 at midnight.