Hamilton Steel Summit Addresses US Tariff Woes

On September 7, 2018, more than 200 people gathered to attend the Hamilton Steel Summit, including industry executives, union leaders and politicians from all levels of government, including Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz.

Some key highlights included:

  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger of Hamilton & Mayor Christian Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie addressed attendees and welcomed everyone to the Summit
  • Richard Dearden of Gowling WLG discussed his perspective on NAFTA negotiations, as a former Chapter 19 panelist and chair of one of the Softwood Lumber III panels
  • Steel industry expert panelists, Joseph Galimberti,Brett House, Mark Rowlinson, and Peter Warrian, discussed the current state of the steel industry and potential paths forward
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, delivered the keynote speech of the summit, highlighting Federal Government support for Canadian workers and business

You can watch the summit in the video below. Tune in to Hamilton Chamber President, Keanin Loomis, addressing the summit on behalf of Chamber members at 3:13:50.