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Canadian cheers over pending USMCA may be short-lived

Stronger enforcement of labour provisions will likely increase manufacturing costs in Mexico.

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Tim Hudak, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives leader, boldly started a conversation about fundamental reform of labour regulations governing unionization in 2012. He recently, and nearly as boldly, walked back from such commitments, largely out of political necessity. However, such necessity does not negate the importance of such laws for Ontario’s competitiveness.