Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Buy Canadian rhetoric
Two union presidents, one for auto and one for steel were out in front of the press today wasting everyone’s time. They have joined Jack Layton’s call for a Buy Canadian policy for the infrastructure spending.
Last week the union leaders were protesting a similar Buy US policy. Ignoring, the fact that there are no Canadian auto or steel companies left, just foreign subsidiaries, do they really think that the federal government, or any provincial premier is going to bring in foreign workers to fix the hockey rinks or whatever projects Harper ends up approving.
No, the politicians want to be elected again, something these two presidents should be concerned about if this the best they can come up with to justify the existence.