Defend Local Jobs

On June 27, Canada’s Conservatives launched the Defend Local Jobs tour.

Conservative MPs will spend the summer listening to workers, business leaders and labour groups across the country about how U.S. trade tariffs will impact their lives, and how Canada can best respond.

LIVE: Conservatives are reaching out, and we are building a coalition to defend local jobs.

Posted by Lisa Raitt on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

On top of steel and aluminum tariffs already hurting Canadian workers, the U.S. is now also threatening to impose tariffs on automotive imports. TD Bank warns this could put 160,000 jobs in Canada’s automotive sector at risk.

That means 20% of all manufacturing jobs in Canada could be lost.

The auto sector creates good, well-paying jobs in places like Oshawa, southwestern Ontario, Saguenay, and Regina. Steel and aluminum production similarly provides for thousands of families.  Canadians are worried about how they will be affected and are looking for support.

Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have failed to plan for this situation. Budget 2018 was entirely silent on measures to reassure these families.

The words "steel" and "aluminum" appear  nowhere in Justin Trudeau’s 2018 Budget. Justin Trudeau is failing Canadian workers.

Conservatives are fully behind Canada’s steel, aluminum and auto industries – and most importantly, their workers – as we respond to these potentially devastating U.S. tariffs.

We will continue to hold the government to account when they don’t take action to defend local jobs.

Please stay tuned to this website for updates on tour events and locations.

Canadian workers must be heard!

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