FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Regina, SK – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition issued the following statement on Justin Trudeau’s failure to get an exemption from the latest Buy American rules:

“Justin Trudeau failed Canadians by surrendering so much and getting pushed-around by President Trump during the NAFTA re-negotiations, and now we are seeing it happen once again with the United States’ Executive Order on Buy America.

“When Justin Trudeau had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to negotiate a better deal for Canadians, he gave up concession after concession to Donald Trump without securing anything in return. Canada’s hard-working steel and manufacturing workers are now paying the price.

“Just last week, Canada’s Premiers came together to call-on the Trudeau government to secure Canadian exemptions from Buy America policies. We have already seen the damage these Buy America policies can cause, and even though the Premiers raised their concerns, things have gotten worse.

“Justin Trudeau promised that Canada would be respected on the world-stage, but clearly he is Not as Advertised. It’s obvious that our trading partners see Justin Trudeau as a weak leader who will be pushed-around every step of the way on the world stage.

“A Conservative Government will always fight for Canadian workers, and unlike Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, we will stand firm in defence of Canadian interests.”
 

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For more information, please contact:

Daniel Schow
[email protected]
(613) 286-1050

Virginie Bonneau
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(613) 294-8150