U.S.-based company 3M said Friday that it has been asked by the Trump administration not to supply N95 respirators to Canada amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Minnesota-based company to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it needs. He invoked the Defence Production Act in order to speed up the distribution of masks.

With the prospect of some sort of diplomatic retaliation on the table, we take a look at how Trudeau may work to resolve the diplomatic rift with Trump caused by the decision to cancel the order of masks - and what might happen if a resolution is not reached.

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