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Gatineau restaurant removes US items from menu

Lala Bistro has pulled wine and condiments from their menu, replacing them with products that are made in Canada.
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A restaurant in Gatineau is sick and tired of US President Donald Trump. 

Lala Bistro, on Buckingham Ave., has removed all American-made items from their menu, replacing them with Canadian made foods and goods. 

"It started on Monday after the G7 incident," said Co-Owner Martin Lajeunesse, explaining what they've taken off their menus, "We decided to take off our wines from the US. We're going to liquidate our Heinz. We'll buy French's ketchup." 

The restaurant is also connecting with their suppliers, ensuring that any American-made food items or condiments are removed from their ordering list, and replaced with products that are made north of the border. 

The purpose behind their decision is to stand in solidarity with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and to show their support for Canadian jobs. The owners are frustrated with the tariffs Trump has placed on Canadian steel and aluminum products. 

"We used to have a good partnership with the US," said Lajeunesse. "But now, it's degrading with everything that Trump is doing." 

The restaurant says they'll be keeping US products off their menus for an undetermined period of time. 

Their announcement on Facebook has received several messages of support and encouragement. As of Thursday morning, it had over 600 shares. 

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