The trade war between Canada and the United States is not going unnoticed by the Premier’s Office in Newfoundland and Labrador with the link being the highly-popular musical “Come From Away.”
The show, which is based on 9-11 and this province’s role in helping stranded airline passengers, debuted on Broadway to packed houses and has since had a record-breaking opening in Toronto as well.
US President Donald Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on numerous Canadian imports, including steel and aluminum.
Premier Dwight Ball says Newfoundland and Labrador and the US have enjoyed a positive trade relationship for centuries with reciprocity treaties dating back to the 1800’s. In a letter to Trump, which was followed by a tweet, Ball invites the President to a showing of Come From Away with the offer of free tickets so that the two leaders can talk about their trade relationship.
Newfoundland and Labrador & the US have enjoyed a history of rising tides lifting all boats. Please join me to a showing of "Come From Away" to discuss the virtues of a positive relationship. The tickets are offered at your leisure & hopefully are tariff free. pic.twitter.com/ATcXS5MQGd
— Premier of NL (@PremierofNL) June 13, 2018
Ball calls the tariffs unjust.