Algoma Manitoulin Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes says trade issues with the Americans are nearing a boiling point.

And Hughes says the Canadian government has to be ready if trade wars result in lost jobs in our country.

She says one way to do that is to ensure that laid off workers get their EI benefits quickly.

Hughes says U.S. President Donald Trump is being unreasonable in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Act as he tries to win every sector on trade.