Brian Masse, the NDP’s Canada-U.S. border critic, wants Ottawa to use Canadian steel in the construction of a new international crossing between Windsor and Detroit.
Masse’s made-in-Canada call comes in the wake of a Detroit News article published Friday that alleges the Canadian government will choose to use Chinese steel instead.
The article also alleges that the steel’s origin is the only hindrance left before the State of Michigan finally passes legislation that would allow construction of the new bridge.
The U.S. federal government has a policy that requires only domestically produced materials, when available, be used in federal construction projects.
“Why are we continuing to use made-in-China products that are cheaper, instead of putting our own workers back to work here in Canada?” Masse asked in a media release. Read more here.