Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber and Ontario Chamber Partners Secure Support for National Steel Strategy at Canadian Chamber AGM

BY mmarchand

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) and their resolution co-sponsors, the Hamilton and Sault Ste Marie Chambers of Commerce, secured national support to focus policy efforts for a Canadian steel industry strategy. This took place Monday at the Canadian Chamber’s Annual General Meeting in Regina, SK.

The resolution states:

Support the Canadian Steel Industry and its Supply Chain Clusters. The Canadian steel industry is a cornerstone of our national economy. The instability of the global market economy and unfair market behavior, in large part by China’s steel dumping, has led to the sharp decline in the ability of our steel industry to compete globally. Steel is an important component of the Ontario and Windsor-Essex economy.

“China is not a market economy and it is unfair to expect local Canadian steel producers, entrepreneurs and companies to successfully compete in this environment,” said WERCC President & CEO Matt Marchand. “This is an important victory for Canadian jobs and for the Canadian steel industry. We’re sending a message to the Federal Government that we want fair trade and that bad actors in the steel sector need to be called out,” he continued.