Sunday, June 07, 2009

Canada's Mayors Respond to "Buy American" Plan

Canada's mayors have announced their own plan for retailiation against U.S. "buy-American" mandates.

From CBC's Canadian mayors pass anti-'Buy American' resolution:

In response to the 'Buy American' provisions of the U.S. stimulus package, Canada's mayors narrowly passed a resolution Saturday that could potentially block U.S. companies from bidding on city contracts.

The resolution was passed at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Whistler, B.C., by a vote of 189-175.

The resolution says the federation should support cities that adopt policies that allow them to buy only from companies whose home countries do not impose trade restrictions against Canadian goods.

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