Dawson explains that the Buy American provisions might preserve jobs if goods were produced in one country and shipped to another, but that is not the case. Canada and the U.S. have an integrated, cross-border production system, which means that “a disruption to any node in the supply chain has far-reaching economic consequences.”

Read the full text of the media release here.

Dawson and Frazer also wrote "A 'Buy America' wake-up call for Canada" which appeared in the Toronto Star, September 24, 2011.