herbie Posted August 2, 2022 Report Share Posted August 2, 2022 I created a new thread as the old one regarding these Buy American incentives drifted off into 'how the Glorious Yanks Saved Our Ass' instead. The subject is once again relevant. On this last round -no one pointed out something relevant at the time. Prince Rupert BC, it is not just a major Port, it's also the terminus of the Alaska ferry. Huge numbers of people use it and they travel back and forth along the Yellowhead Hwy to Prince George and then to all over Canada, down to the border in Vancouver and onwards. Traffic was growing and there was a push to expand the facilities in Prince Rupert. To qualify for that program at that time, it would have to be built with 100% American steel and American labour. In Rupert, in Canada, where employment was shrinking at the time. A gross violation of ALL trade agreements between the US and Canada. There was even local disagreement at the time with people arguing at least we can sell them burgers and hotel rooms. (Yet another from the 'we'll settle for the least we can get crowd'. It never came to pass, and thanks to Covid hasn't even grown back to the traffic levels in the Times of Trump. Now here again, Biden trots out the same sorry song about EVs being built in the USA entitled to special rebates. A blatant violation of the latest newspeak name for NAFTA. Looks like someone may have pointed this out to Biden as he's talking about maybe, just maybe if we're lucky 'extending the policy to EVs built in Canada'. Like we should be ever so thankful and throw Mexico under the bus begging for favour. I am not suggesting abandoning Free Trade, nationalizing or anything like that. Make a bloody effort to fix things fairly. Fix the big things first not the petty issues like milk and cheese etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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