WASHINGTON — Less than a week after the economic gut punch of Keystone XL, Canada is bracing for more bad news today from the White House.
President Joe Biden is enacting a new Buy American regime to ensure U.S. workers and companies reap the benefits of government spending.
The plan promises to increase the amount of U.S. content a project would require to qualify as being "made in America."
It also includes a "crackdown" on waivers like the hard-won exceptions Canada secured during the Obama administration in 2010.
Today's executive order comes less than a week after Biden rescinded a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion.
It also establishes a new Made-in-America office in the White House to oversee the new rules and ensure they are properly enforced.