Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Buy American Policy: Free Trade

Canada may win exemption very soon

Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal leader, is unimpressed by these efforts, dismissing them as “amateur hour.”

We have a very, very serious problem with this relationship and I don’t think I’m going to be able to fix it until I become prime minister,” he said on CTV’s Question Period, with typical self-effacement.

Will the Liberal Party of Canada be eating crow again?

 According to Canadian government sources, Ottawa expects that the White House will use its discretionary power to exempt Canada from the clause very soon. In return, Canada would simultaneously announce that its provincial and municipal doors are now wide open to U.S. companies.

 Liberal Press Release- Aug 13, 2009
 1.Stephen Harper’s failure to persuade President Obama to take action against “Buy American” provisions leaves him with only one more chance to save Canadian jobs from US protectionism, Liberal trade critic Scott Brison said today.
2. “By failing to effectively make the case against U.S. protectionism to President Obama, Stephen Harper is letting Canadian workers and their families down.”

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