Buy Canadian economics carry a steep cost
Canadians tend to rally and support specific sectors when these sectors are faced with adversity.
In 2003, during the mad cow crisis in which the cattle industry took a $7-billioin hit, Canadians showed their love for Canadian beef, so much so that Canada became ing their farms because of the mad cow mess. But the public tends to react to things that are front of mind and that affect them directly.
Trade disputes are notorious for their capacity to damage economies, affecting everyone involved.