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Pipelines, the Stuff of Canadian Politics: the Canada Letter

Canadian readers were also keen to comment on the informative and sweeping article about Mr. Trump’s decision to place tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and Europe by Ana Swanson, our Washington-based trade expert. Here is a sampling, shortened for space:

“Canuck Lit Lover” from British Columbia: “I am finally relieved that our Prime Minister has stood up to the neighborhood bully. So many of us have waited with bated breath, in disappointed and disbelief that Trudeau seemed to have checked his duty to defend our honor, avoided calling out hateful and antagonistic speech, and sidestepped critical moments that could have drawn some kind of line between us and the frightening devolution of political and moral standards in this American government.”

Brian in Toronto: “America’s allies will trade with each other, and with China, and America will become less and less relevant in the world. As it becomes less relevant, it will become poorer, starting with the heartland.”

Mark, somewhere in Canada: “The silver lining to this mess is that it will finally teach Canadians a lesson they should have learned since the 1950s: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify. It has been convenient hitching the one economy onto the other, but by now the folly of the underlying premise — that the other side can be trusted — is surely exposed for the folly it always was.”

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Pipelines, the Stuff of Canadian Politics: the Canada Letter
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Screen Time

The new month means another batch of viewing recommendations for Netflix subscribers in Canada from my colleagues in Watching, The New York Times’s pathfinder for screens big and small. Among other things, June’s list includes Philip Seymour Hoffman’s portrayal of a C.I.A. agent in “Charlie Wilson’s War” and the Coen brothers’ sort of sequel to “Barton Fink,” “Hail, Caesar!”

Trans Canada

—It’s taken 70 years but Léo Major’s courageous acts during World War II have now made him Quebec’s newest hero.

—Ian Davies went to Quebec’s Tadoussac bird observatory on Monday and saw 700,000 warblers. James Gorman, a science writer at The Times, explains how Mr. Davies counted them.

—Butter tarts are invading the United States, at least in a small way.

—When Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, the British lord and governor general who gave Canada a hockey cup in his name, died there was no mention of the sport in his obituary in The Times.

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