Federal candidates urged to encourage local manufacturing of quality materials
Yesterday, a message intended for federal electoral candidates was written by Richard Darveau, President and CEO. Bearing the title “Buying Canadian builds muscle for regions and combats GHGs” the communication was distributed to select French and English media outlets. Perhaps they will rebroadcast it, but that is beyond our control.
Essentially, the open letter outlines the advantages of buying Canadian on three levels and presents the intrinsic characteristics of buying local in addition to comparing the socio-economic and ecological impacts of importing materials from overseas.
Click here to read the letter in extensio.
“We have chosen to write personally to the candidates of the five parties competing in the ridings where there is either a banner’s head office or one of the 160 manufacturing sites operated by a participant,” explains Célie Cournoyer, Director of Operations.
A generic email will also be sent to manufacturers participating in the program so that they may take a few minutes to personalize it and send it to these same candidates as well as to local media.
Lastly, we asked the party leaders to share their views on local buying, supporting the manufacturing sector and more specifically their opinion on supporting the “Well Made Here” program.
The “Well Made Here” team intends to remain active throughout this campaign in the interest of manufacturers, banners and organizations participating in the program.