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Trump, Republicans Kill Border Tax Plan


(Daniel Dale – Toronto Star)

U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have agreed to kill an import-tax proposal that was strongly opposed by the Canadian government.

“While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have decided to set this policy aside in order to advance tax reform,” Trump’s treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell jointly announced in a news release on Thursday.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland hailed the death of the tax.

“Canada is pleased to see the border tax proposal dropped by the U.S. We know our people and economies prosper together,” she said on Twitter. Click here to read more.