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Maude Barlow debates Fraser Institute on Harper’s “Buy American” proposal to Obama (CHCH News)

Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, debates Tasha Kheiriddin, policy analyst with the Fraser Institute, on Canada’s “Buy American” proposal to the Obama administration. At this point, even manufacturers in Canada admit there is little chance of getting any access to U.S. federal stimulus projects. But the Harper government is pressing ahead with its proposal that could permanently bind Canada’s cities and provinces to international trade rules restricting how they spend public money and banning “Buy Local” or “Buy Canadian” policies here at home.