Port Hawkesbury (Canada) Paper Deal Violates Free Trade: U.S. Congressman
Government funding for the Port Hawkesbury Paper mill in Canada violated free trade laws, a U.S. congressman says.
NewPage shut the plant down in 2011, citing economic conditions. It left 1,000 people out of work. The province eventually stepped in to help it re-open under a different owner.
Nova Scotia spent $124 million to do so. Maine Congressman Michael Michaud complained that violated free-trade law. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has begun an investigation.