May 17, 2019 / 4:53 PM / in a year

Canada's PM Trudeau says will speak to steelworkers at 1330 (1730 GMT)

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday will meet with steelworkers and the media at the Stelco steel plant in Hamilton, Ontario, at 1:30 p.m. local time (1730 GMT), a spokesman wrote on Twitter.

Cameron Ahmad, Trudeau’s director of communications, provided no further details, but the surprise meeting was announced just before reports that the United States had reached a deal to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico.

Reporting by Steve Scherer; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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