The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is conducting a nation-wide survey the impact the tariffs and counter-tariffs have had, or could have, on contractors, subtrades, suppliers and construction-related service businesses across the country.
The association is looking for responses by July 31.
In June, the association expressed surprise by the decision of the United States to impose tariffs on Canada for the import of steel and aluminium under section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962.
“The imposition of such tariffs will hurt the construction industry, its workers and fundamentally all Canadians by raising prices for consumers and damaging competitiveness for business,” president Mary Van Buren said in a statement
The CCA has long advocated for reciprocity and the establishment and maintenance of a free flowing international system of trade, both in terms of goods as well as services. CCA supports international free trade agreements, including provisions respecting government procurement.
“A trade war will have a negative effect on citizens on both sides of the border, but CCA is pleased that the Canadian government has taken prompt and decisive action to defend our industry and its workers,” said Van Buren.