Martin Stringer (CPAC) speaks with Thomas d'Aquino on Feb 13, 2009. Mr. d'Aquino was at the time of the interview was President & CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE). d'Aquino speaks on behalf of Corporate Canada and gives us some insight on how the multinational corporations operating out of Canada, feel about protectionist measures in Canada and the United States and how this effects everything they have been working towards.
The Canadian government seems to be leading the cause against protectionism and has recently asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule against an American food-labeling law that seems to have destroyed much of its hog-farming industry, states the New York Times. The dispute derives from an American rule requiring that food products be labeled by country of origin.
The U.S. government denies that labeling its food products is an act of protectionism, although Americans have decreased purchases of pork produced in Canada, traditionally about 7 percent of Canadian pork is consumed in the United States. No mention on how the American and Canadian consumer feels about proper food labeling so they can make the best food choices for their families..
The Canadian international trade minister, Stockwell Day, publicly criticized the rules "as so onerous that they affect the ability of our cattle and hog exporters to compete fairly in the United States." He said Canada "has no choice" but to request that the World Trade Organization scrutinize the labeling rules.
This would be just a small example of why we should be stopping any further integration or harmonization between Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Do we really want a global governing body interfering when our governments actually do decide to take action and does whats in the best interests of their citizens; only to be told by the 'international community' or the corporate community that they can't act in that manner because it is viewed as an protectionist measure?
The globalists hate protectionism and nationalism as it goes against the very grain of what they have been working towards for quite some time now.
If it's protectionism they fear, it's protectionism they shall get!
If your Canadian- Buy Canadian First
If your American- Buy American First
If your Mexican- Buy Mexican First
Support your local farmers and manufacturers while you still can.. Support Local in every way possible.