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Video – Fred Hahn, President CUPE Ont. highlights the main reasons for rejecting the ‘Buy American’ deal: No one has seen the deal or letters of agreement, and the agreement forces Ontario to give foreign companies unrestricted access to publicly funded contracts to schools, hospitals and social services.

Ontario, Quebec to allow EU to bid on hospital, school construction

TORONTO, Ont. – Under terms revealed in leaked copies of the new Canada–US trade deal, Ontario will become the only province in Canada allowing unrestricted access to those countries who have signed onto the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement for publicly-funded contracts supplying schools, universities, social services and hospitals, said Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario at Queen’s Park today.

Appearing with the Council of Canadians at a joint news conference called to release a leaked copy of the new trade deal, Hahn said, “This is a bad deal for Ontario and Ontarians should be aware of what their Government is giving away before it’s too late.” more…

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