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Soo demands crackdown on cheap steel

Sault Ste. Marie City Council voted unanimously Monday night to demand a federal government crackdown on dumping of underpriced foreign steel in this country.
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Sault Ste. Marie City Council voted unanimously Monday night to demand a federal government crackdown on dumping of underpriced foreign steel in this country.

Responding to a request from the United Steelworkers of America, councillors supported demands for enforcement of existing anti-dumping legislation, plus immediate implementation of new duties and other preventative measures.

Council also asked that the membership of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal be amended to include more community and union representatives.

In the United States, the International Trade Commission has asked the Bush administration to introduce protective legislation, and some reports suggest more than a third of foreign steel currently sold in Canada has been improperly dumped, Council was told by local Steelworkers representatives. To receive real-time updates of breaking local news stories like this, just send an Email with "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject line to helwig@sootoday.com