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

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.