The New York Post reports:
Blame America. Canadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report.
Shoppers are shunning Kentucky bourbon, California wine and Florida oranges, and avoiding American companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonald’s, Canadian network CTV News reported on Wednesday. On Twitter, hashtags like #BuyCanadian, #BoycottUSProducts and #BoycottUSA are spreading as outrage over Trump’s trade tariffs grows.
An Ottawa man posted a “Trump-free grocery cart” full of products from Canada or from “countries with strong leadership.” Vacationers said they would be staying up north this summer instead of booking trips to the US. And one Twitter user called on “Patriotic Americans” to schedule vacations in Canada and increase their purchases of Canadian goods.
HELL NO HERSHEY’S! Coffee Crisp, KitKat and Smarties for the win. A Canadian patriot’s guide to shopping during a Canada-U.S. trade war – https://t.co/ezQZNXsz4N https://t.co/K43IEcDY1g #BoycottUSA #trade #USpoli #cdnpoli
— Antonia Zerbisias (@AntoniaZ) June 13, 2018