PM con­tin­ues to fail work­ers

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION -

Justin Trudeau’s rene­go­ti­a­tion of NAFTA has failed our alu­minum and steel in­dus­tries who con­tinue to face dev­as­tat­ing tar­iffs im­posed by the United States. Pro­grams to de­liver duty re­lief aren’t help­ing, as busi­nesses try­ing to ac­cess this help face de­lays. Even the na­tional alu­minum as­so­ci­a­tions of Canada, the United States and Mex­ico have is­sued a joint let­ter urg­ing for a quick end to tar­iffs on their prod­ucts.

The fact is, in­stead of putting for­ward a con­crete plan to deal with U. S. pro­tec­tion­ism, Justin Trudeau failed to de­liver any mea­sures that would have pre­pared the steel and alu­minum in­dus­try for the pos­si­bil­ity of tar­iffs.

Con­ser­va­tives have trav­elled the coun­try and spo­ken to many small and medium- sized busi­nesses who say red tape and bu­reau­cracy im­posed by the Trudeau govern­ment is hin­der­ing their ac­cess to the re­lief they need. By sign­ing the new NAFTA trade deal with no as­sur­ances that de­struc­tive tar­iffs on steel and alu­minum will be lifted, Justin Trudeau has failed to pro­tect our econ­omy.

Canada’s Con­ser­va­tives are stand­ing with Cana­dian work­ers em­ployed in the steel and alu­minum in­dus­try as we re­spond to the dev­as­tat­ing tar­iffs be­ing im­posed by the United States. Dean Al­li­son, MP

Con­ser­va­tive Shadow Min­is­ter for In­ter­na­tional Trade

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