One city's fight against 'Buy American'
North Bay Mayor Vic Fedeli is keeping up his letter-writing campaign to convince United States mayors to buy Ca
This fall, Fedeli decided to rail against the 'Buy America'
stimulus funding provisions with a letter-writing campaign aimed at selec
t U.S. mayors in communities where North Bay made municipal purchases.
In his Oct. 26 weekly newsletter, Fedeli calls his strategy
an =E2=80=9Cunbelievable success=E2=80=9D that has stirred plenty of deba
te. Fedeli said North Bay's desire is to support Canadian companies, but
also get the best value and lowest bid, for taxpayers =E2=80=9Cno matter
Business News Network covered the campaign - (see Fedeli in action) with a number of stories, such as how 'Buy America' hurts a medium
sized Canadian company and soliciting the opinion o
f a former trade negotiator.
If you're interested in a similar approach, you can see copies of the letters Fedeli has written.