The horrible stimulus from the US ( voted against by every GOP member of congress) has a buy America clause which may cost a lot of Canadian jobs. Well! Well! Well! obamessiah is bad for Canada.
Harper voices concern over 'buy American' clause
Andrew Mayeda and Sheldon Alberts, Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed "serious concern" on Thursday over a provision of the U.S. stimulus bill that would require infrastructure projects to use American steel, putting Canada on the edge of its first trade dispute with the United States since Barack Obama was inaugurated.
The "Buy American" clause would ban the use of most foreign iron and steel from infrastructure projects funded under the US$819-billion stimulus bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The 'Buy American' clause of the massive U.S. $819-billion stimulus bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, has many countries, including Canada, voicing concerns.
On Thursday, Harper added Canada's name to the growing list of U.S. trade partners, from the European Union to Australia, who are seeking to overturn the provision.