Ontario has passed Bill 194, Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018, which will restrict procurement opportunities for companies from states in the U.S. that have or will pass the Buy American Act.
Currently, Texas and New York have put in place legislation geared at iron and steel. Regulations have already been proposed to protect Government entities who enter contracts with suppliers from these two states.
This is a great win! The CISC has been advocating for this type of procurement policy for some time. We are happy to finally see it come to fruition in Ontario.