‘Buy Canada’ gets national exposure

The efforts of Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Ken Boshcoff to develop a federal “Buy Canada” policy for transporation projects have gained national exposure.
The Liberal Party of Canada is currently featuring a story on Boshcoff’s Private Members’ Motion on their web site (www.liberal.ca). The web site also features a photo of Boshcoff with Bombardier employees at the Thunder Bay plant.
“I have been actively supporting the importance of using federal tax dollars to support Canadian workers, especially in the area of public transportation,” said Boshcoff.
“I am hopeful that this national exposure will help bring the issue to the forefront and will garner support from all political parties,” he added.
The Private Members’ Motion, which was tabled in the House of Commons in June, reads as follows: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a policy, which is consistent with North American Free Trade Agreement and World Trade Organziation policies and guidelines, to mandate Canadian content levels for public transportation projects, and to ensure that public funds are used to provide the best value to Canadians by supporting domestic supplier and labour markets.”