January 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kelowna, BC — Tracy Gray, Conservative Shadow Minister for Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s ‘Buy American’ executive order:
“Prime Minister Trudeau needs to immediately address this ‘Buy American’ plan with the Biden administration and ensure Canadian exporters can continue to participate in US infrastructure and procurement projects.
“It’s time the Prime Minister finally stood up for our manufacturers, aluminum workers, and steel workers, so they don’t face the same uncertainty and neglect our oil and gas workers were dealt last week with the cancellation of Keystone XL. Expressing concern and disappointment on important issues to Canadian businesses and workers is simply not enough.
“Canada and US trade are closely tied – but this ‘Buy American’ plan puts our mutual economic recovery at risk.
“When a ‘Buy American’ plan was announced by President Obama, the previous Conservative government reached an agreement to allow Canadian companies to continue participating in US government projects. Can we trust Justin Trudeau to do the same?
“Under the leadership of Erin O’Toole, Canada’s Conservatives are working to protect Canadian jobs and our industries, rebuild our economy, and secure our future.”