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As the "Buy American" plan in US economic stimulus legislation draws increasing criticism, Canadian municipal leaders threaten to retaliate against the movement, which it deems contrary to free trade.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, in an effort to get the "Buy American" restrictions removed, took a step to support communities which refuse to trade with countries that put business restrictions on products and services from Canada.
The move came in response to a stimulus package passed by US Congress in February which requires projects funded with stimulus money to use only US-made steel, iron and manufactured goods.
Citing that more than 250 Canadian companies have lost contracts -- and subsequently jobs -- due to the act Jayson Myers, president of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, said that the two sides could "get into some retaliatory trade war around procurement."
Originally posted by Mercenary2007
Canada doesn't want to get in a trade war with the U.S. You think Canada is hurting now you guys really would be hurting if a trade war broke out. you guys don't realize just how much of the everyday items you use comes through the U.S. either by us making it or using our ports to import it. and how much is transported through the U.S. to Canada.
What do you think will happen if A trade war breaks out do you think you'll still get all those items? NO you will not. anything bound for Canada that comes through the U.S. will be stopped before it reaches the border. Then what are you going to do?
Also don't forget about all the border towns in Canada that depend on the U.S. for water, gas, and electricity. yep if a trade war broke out all those people would be without those necessities until Canada could provide it for there citizens along the border.
Comprised of the St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, Hwy H2O is a 3,700-kilometer (2,300 mile) marine highway that runs between Canada and the United States. Hwy H2O flows directly into our commercial, industrial and agricultural heartland, home to some 100 million people, roughly one quarter of the Canada/U.S. combined population.
Cargo moves freely along the waterway reliably arriving at its destination on time. Some 41 ports serve as on/off ramps connecting to a vast network of roadways and rail lines providing complete door-to-door service.
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by ohioriver
pretty sure that there was a 50 billion dollar stimulous package. It just increased from 30, and is in our budget.
You think that america is the only country in the world that has taken a downturn?