Apparently Canadian businesses are feeling some hurt as state and local governments in the U.S. pass “Buy American” laws requiring them to contract with American firms for infrastructure work rather than hire foreign companies. The Globe and Mail reports that an American representative from the Canadian American Business Council—headed by Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer and U.S. ambassador to Canada David Jacobson—has offered Canada a way to get some of that American taxpayer money back: change Canada’s intellectual-property laws to better suit American interests.