The Globe and Mail is reporting Canada Invokes Rarely Used Law in a dispute with the U.S. over Buy America protectionism.
The Canadian government signed an order Monday under the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act, barring companies from complying with the requirement that only U.S. steel be used on the project in Prince Rupert, B.C., Trade Minister Ed Fast said.
“We have been clear: the application of protectionist Buy America provisions on Canadian soil is unacceptable and an affront to Canadian sovereignty,” Mr. Fast said in a statement.
Fast also said:
“We are prepared to exercise this order to defend Canadian interests,”
Hmmm. They invoke this law on Buy America protectionism but they wouldn`t do it to “defend Canadian interests.” or citizens for FATCA.
Instead, the Cons passed a law violating all other Canadian laws for an extraterritorial law on Canadian soil.
They weren’t concerned about “an affront to Canadian sovereignty” when Con Mike Allen said:
“Congress has spoken.”
I will send this to Joe Arvay. One more reason to donate to the ADCS lawsuit fund.