Washington — The Canadian authorities argued in a letter to congressional management Friday that “the protectionist components” of proposed electrical car tax credit would harm the North American auto business and are not in line with current commerce agreements.  

Canadian Commerce Minister Mary Ng instructed lawmakers and officers within the Biden administration that the 2 nations’ auto provide chains are deeply built-in, and the proposed credit “would trigger critical and irreparable hurt” to each the Canadian and U.S. auto business. 

“If handed into legislation, these credit would have a serious adversarial influence on the way forward for EV and automotive manufacturing in Canada, ensuing within the threat of extreme financial hurt and tens of hundreds of job losses in certainly one of Canada’s largest manufacturing sectors,” Ng wrote within the letter obtained by The Detroit Information. “U.S. firms and staff wouldn’t be remoted from these impacts.”