February 12, 2007

CAW president calls for fair trade agreements with Asian countries

Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) president Buzz Hargrove has called on the federal government to establish new fair trade agreements with Asian countries. Hargrove told an Ottawa press conference that North American auto manufacturers can’t sell cars and trucks into markets such as Japan, China or South Korea, while those countries “continue to ship vehicles here in record numbers.”

Hargrove urged the federal government to take immediate steps to help ensure the automotive sector continues to provide strong investment and jobs in Canada. “The only thing that’s going to save the industry that provides investment and jobs for Canadians is a fair trade agreement with Asia,” Hargrove says, “to make sure they can’t keep undermining our market.”

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