OTTAWA – The failure of Justin Trudeau’s government to protect Canada’s steel sector against cheap, subsidized foreign imports threatens thousands of Canadian families and their communities, the United Steelworkers (USW) union says.

“This government must not abandon Canadian workers and communities in their hour of need,” said USW National Director Ken Neumann.

“Thousands of jobs across the country are now at risk due to the Trudeau government’s  failure to maintain safeguards protecting Canada’s steel sector from a surge in foreign imports,” Neumann said.

“Cargo ships are now undoubtedly bound for Canada to dump massive amounts of cheap, subsidized foreign steel into our market, threatening workers and producers across the country,” he said.

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