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Buy American provisions will hurt North America’s economic competitiveness

The proposed American Jobs Act contains Buy American measures that will not only hurt Canadian manufacturers and suppliers, but will hurt the economic competitiveness of both Canada and the United States according to Public Policy Scholar Laura Dawson and Paul Frazer, co-chair of the Canada Institute's Advisory Board.

Changing Energy: Canada and the United States

Americans are generally surprised to learn that more of the energy that the United States imports comes from Canada than from any other country. Really, you say? The United States imports 2.7 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from Canada every day, representing 24 percent of total petroleum imports—about twice what is imported from Saudi Arabia.

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