All provincially funded infrastructure projects should use steel made in Ontario.

All provincially funded infrastructure projects should use steel made in Ontario, OCHU/CUPE The Ontario government should require that provincially funded infrastructure projects use steel manufactured in Ontario, today in pre-spending budget hearings of the Ontario legislature the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE requested. Ontario Council of Medical center Unions/CUPE Secretary-Treasurer Helen Fetterly stated, ‘It isn’t acceptable that major building projects, including new hospital construction has been built in Ontario using foreign-made metal while domestic mills in Hamilton and Niagara are shuttered because of lack of demand. We are calling on the Ontario federal government to be intense in its usage of regional sourcing, as an important stimulus to your depressed steel sector .’ Louis Rodrigues, Vice-president of OCHU/CUPE, asked the parliamentary committee to make sure that hospitals are funded in 2010 2010 adequately.

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