It could be viewed as part two of Halton Hills’ stance against recent ‘Buy American Policies’. On June 11, the Town Council unanimously voted in agreement to support the Federation of Canadian Municipalities resolution that read in part:
“WHEREAS, Canada’s economic future and the continued well-being of communities and their local economies depend on free and fair trading relationships based in current and future international agreements; and
WHERAS, the recent imposition by the United States government of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, purportedly based on national security grounds, are an affront to the decades-long alliance between Canada and the United States; and
WHEREAS, given the actions of the United States government, it is imperative that Municipalities and individual Canadian businesses and citizens, as consumers of goods and services, take proactive action to support and protect Canadian interests…”
Council’s resolution was a reminder of the impact national policies have on local municipalities. For Halton Hills, it was déjà vu: in 2009, the Mayor put forward a resolution that was passed by Council and resonated with Canadians – to encourage the community to purchase from countries that don’t discriminate against Canada. The motion was made in response to the ‘Buy American’ policies enacted several years ago and garnered the Town wide-spread media attention.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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