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Canada – U.S. trade deal not so good for municipalities

Municipal leaders across Northumberland should take a moment to pause and consider the Conservative government’s newest Canada-U.S. trade deal announced late last week because it could mean more economic pain that it is suppose to relieve. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was busy extolling the virtues of a new trade that will remove the unrestricted right of Canadian provinces and municipalities to favour local companies when handing out contracts. In return, Canadian exporters are being given partial access to contract protected under the Buy American program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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