Barack Obama has confirmed that U.S. mayor and governors can be expected to try to buy local as they spend their share of his stimulus money. Stephen Harper chimed in that “sub-national” governments in Canada—provinces and municipalities—are free to also prefer home-sourced goods and services. And here’s a story from Nova Scotia, in which an MLA says “NAFTA be darned” in his push for a law to favour local produce.
Local protectionism is in the air (Or is that boosterism?)
“NAFTA be darned” says an MLA from Nova Scotia