Buy America is a wake-up call for Canada

The Buy America provisions of the proposed American Jobs Act do not intentionally  target Canada but they will disrupt cross-border supply chains.  In an OpEd published in the Toronto Star, Paul Frazer and I argue that the Buy America crisis is another example of how Canada and the United States need to move from crisis management to effective mechanisms of economic cooperation that anticipate challenges before they become problems and help re-build our continental competitiveness in the world.  The US-Canada negotiations for better borders and regulatory cooperation might provide us with the mechanisms we need to help re-build North American competitiveness.

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