Mayors suspend resolution to retaliate against Buy American


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Canada’s mayors are withdrawing their threat to boycott suppliers from the United States in retaliation of the Buy American laws.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities says it won’t enact a resolution passed in June because municipal leaders see progress in talks between the two countries.

In a statement Saturday, federation president Basil Stewart said the mayors want to give negotiators in the talks the time and space to reach a successful conclusion.

“We are encouraged by the talks now under way between Canadian and U.S. officials and want to give them the time and space to reach a successful outcome,” he said.

“These talks can and should lead to a fair and mutually-beneficial agreement.”
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