In Part 1, we saw that Canadian municipalities have had some leeway, for some time now, to use strategic procurement to maximize social or local economic goals. We looked at all the things that seem to be holding them back. Next, in Part 2, we look at how the US and the UK in comparison have been intrepid and ambitious in at least experimenting with strategic procurement, despite regional trade agreements they have. They have gone through years of challenges, hardship and self-reflection to get procurement right. Although it's still not right in many cases, there is a valuable path of education from which a lagging Canada can learn. These lessons are not excuses to hold back, but to move forward knowing a clearer path has been blazed. Government procurement is a huge resource for any regional economy. To not consider strategizing this function is missing a huge key to a better economy. CETA's restrictions are no more of a challenge than current NAFTA or WTO ones have been for our trading partners.