A White House meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Obama on Sept. 16 did not produce an agreement to resolve Canada’s concerns over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “Buy American” provisions. But Obama said the two sides are trying to find ways to ease the problem. Canada has made a proposal that it hopes will lead to a deal, and the U.S. is evaluating it. Canada contends that its manufacturers have been harmed by ARRA’s restrictions on non-U.S-made steel and manufactured products in projects financed by the stimulus package. A particular focus is projects administered by
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