Throughout July and early August, Shadow Minister for International Trade, Dean Allison, hosted a series of meetings on American steel and aluminum tariffs as part of the Conservative Defend Local Jobs tour.
Allison travelled to London, Welland, St. Catherine’s, Kitchener, St. Thomas, Orillia and Brantford. Throughout his travels, he was accompanied by several of his Conservative colleagues, including the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Harold Albrecht, Karen Vecchio, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Randy Hoback, John Nater, and Phil McColeman.
In each city and in each meeting the message Allison received was clear: Canadian companies want a NAFTA deal. If they don’t get it soon and continue to receive no support from the government, many of these companies will have to start cutting jobs or will go out of business.
Conservatives are committed to protecting local jobs, and will continue to meet with local businesses owners across the country to develop a concrete plan to address American tariffs, and create opportunity for local businesses in Canada and around the world.