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In March, Donald Trump announced some staggering new tariffs on aluminum and steel imported into the United States from every other country in the world. He utilized an American legal provision that allows the president to invoke a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum when there is a “threat to national security.” How he justifies interpreting free trade as a “threat” has puzzled some of America’s most brilliant political minds.

Since the new tariffs were invoked with seemingly no warning at all, countries scrambled to figure out how to respond. Canada’s own Justin Trudeau placed a personal call to the President to appeal Canada’s case and ask for an exemption to the tariffs, citing our close relationship with American markets and our trade deficit with the U.S. In response to the global backlash, the Trump Administration granted temporary exemptions to key allies such as Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Those exemptions ended on Wednesday this week, and Trump made no move to renew them. Boom. Tariffed.

If the Americans thought they could slap those hefty tariffs on Canada and our aboot-saying, apology-loving nation would just sit back and take it, they were wrong. Trudeau announced Thursday that Canada would retaliate with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on aluminum and steel to match the Americans and additional tariffs on seemingly random items such as orange juice, chocolate, strawberry jam, ketchup, whisky and after-shave.

It would also seem that dear Justin has finally snapped. After more than a year of being the level-headed foil to Trump’s hot-tempered reality host, it seems he just couldn’t take it anymore. Until now, the PM has been very careful to avoid making negative statements about the president and refused to engage in any petty attacks on his policies. In announcing the Canadian government’s retaliation strategy, however, he seemed to strike a different tone, getting downright shady and a little bit terrifying. You know how speaking meaningfully in a calm tone is sometimes scarier than yelling? That’s what happened here.

“Americans remain our partners, our allies and our friends. This is not about the American people,” he said, “We have to believe that at some point common sense will prevail, but we see no sign of that in this action today by the U.S. administration.”

Anyone else get chills? Trudeau’s statements even made it onto American late night where Trevor Noah said this about them.

Trudeau also did something else he hasn’t done much of in the past – the PM took to twitter to make some public statements. He called the American measures “unacceptable,” “simply ridiculous” and even “illegal.” Nothing compared to what Trump has tweeted in the past, but pretty harsh for Trudeau. He usually reserves his Twitter account for holiday greetings and directing Canadians to his official statements on the PMO website.

The move by the U.S. may have come as a surprise politically, but socially, we probably should have seen it coming. Over the past few months, Trump has taken several opportunities to call out Canada for being “unfair” and said that we basically swindled the U.S. into their current trade deals with us.

It’s unclear where things go from here – is this an full on trade war? – but experts speculate that this is at the very least, the death of NAFTA.