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Saskatchewan premier going to Washington, D.C. after steel tariffs announced

Last Updated May 31, 2018 at 2:21 pm PDT

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses the province's 2018 budget at the Legislative Building in Regina on April 10, 2018. Saskatchewan's premier says that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S. will have a significant impact on a steel plant in Regina.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says US tariffs will hurt a steel plant in Regina which employs about 1,000 people

Scott Moe says he's meeting with senators, members of congress and members of the White House after tariff announcements

REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is heading to Washington, D.C. after the United States announced it is imposing tariffs on Canadian-made steel and aluminum.

Moe says the tariffs, which he called troubling, will hurt the Evraz steel plant in Regina which employs about 1,000 people.

He says he’s meeting with senators, members of congress and three senior members of the White House while in Washington, D.C.

Moe says he’s also spoken with the CEO of Evraz North America.

Canada, Mexico and Europe had been exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March.

The exemption is now being lifted prompting Canada to impose its own tariffs on billions in U.S. imports.