Rex Murphy: Trudeau is Captain Canada to our threatened steel workers. Our oil workers? Silence

Steel and oil. Strength and energy. The world is built on both. They are both major Canadian industries.


President Donald Trump hints or bluffs of tariffs on steel (and then defers it) and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delays a vacation (DEFCON 1 at Sussex Drive) to do a reassurance tour of Canada’s steel cities. He’s “got their backs,” he tells steel workers. And good for him! That’s what a prime minister should do for a Canadian industry and the people who work in it.