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Monday, February 19, 2007

US policy on multinationism exposed

"The US State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) currently discriminates against Canadian citizens and residents employed in the domestic aerospace industry. ITAR requires that Canadian private companies that receive US defense contracts comply with measures which deny employment to their own workers if those employees are Canadian citizens with dual nationalities of certain countries." (from an NDP press release)

So when is a Canadian NOT a Canadian? I guess when you try and work on a US government contract.

If this is how NAFTA was supposed to work, you sure could've fooled me. Since when does US security policy dictate Canadian employment or citizenship policy?

I guess an option is to simply not compete for these contracts, but we all know that isn't going to happen.

Come on Canada, stand up for your immigrant citizens. Don't they have a hard enough time?

(read the NDP statement here)

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