Consultation Submission on the Implementation of Reciprocal Procurement and Buy
19 July 2023
Submission_BuyClean_ReciprocalProcurement_20230711_v3 Date: July 14th, 2023 | Prepared by:Buy Clean Industry Alliance Submitted via email to Global Affairs Canada Consultation Submission on the Implementation of Reciprocal Procurement and Buy Clean The Buy Clean Industry Alliance is a coalition of industry associations, think tanks, and labour and environmental groups, with a common goal of advoca. [...] Thematerials used in public infrastructure are responsible for 8million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, equivalent to the pollution caused by 1.7 million gas cars.2 The Canadian federal government has taken the first steps on Buy Clean through its Greening Government Initiative, and we are hopeful that a more comprehensive and ambitious Buy Clean Strategy will be launched before the end of the y. [...] With a combination of reciprocal procurement and Buy Clean policy, the federal government can channel Canadian dollars to Canadian producers of sustainable products. [...] The government should accelerate the implementation of Buy Clean to be launched at the same time as or in close proximity to reciprocal procurement. [...] This will prepare Canadian Small businesses to compete in the low-carbon markets that will grow out of the energy transition, as well as in other Buy Clean procurement markets such as the United States.