Alma, Quebec - March 12, 2018

Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke with the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

The Prime Minister ‎made the call from Alma, Quebec, where he was touring an aluminum smelter.

The leaders discussed a range of Canada-United States issues, including the integrated North American steel and aluminum industries.

The Prime Minister acknowledged and supported the special consideration extended to Canada in the context of steel and aluminum tariffs that the President announced last week, and emphasized that preserving our mutually beneficial supply chains is critical to jobs and businesses on both sides of the border.

The leaders also welcomed and encouraged the progress‎ being made on negotiation of the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Also discussed were shared challenges relating to public health, such as opioids.

The Prime Minister and the President undertook to remain in close contact on all such issues.