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Feds' tariff relief plan faces criticism; Morneau says 50 firms now surtax-free

29 days ago   |   By National Post

OTTAWA - The federal government has so far exempted 50 Canadian companies from surtaxes imposed last summer when Ottawa slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he faced pointed questions about his relief plan from political opponents.
Morneau provided the figure before a parliamentary committee, where opposition MPs accused the government of being too slow in helping Canadian firms affected by the cross-border tariff fight.
Members of the international trade committee also said Ottawa's remission request process has been...
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