Canada negotiated a good trade deal
Re: Trudeau made poor deal on trade (Oct. 9):
Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski’s comments on our new trade agreement with the
U.S. and Mexico got it wrong. Canada negotiated hard and held out for a good deal — and we got it.
As Premier Moe says, it “preserves the free and fair trade opportunity that we have across the continent.”
As former Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney said, “This agreement is a highly significant achievement for Canada.”
Jeff Nielsen of the Grain Growers of Canada calls it “a historic agreement that serves the interests of grain farmers from coast to coast.”
Bill Huber of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says it “will allow Canada to grow its exports, add value and support the Canadian beef industry.”
The agreement retains the fair impartial dispute resolution that Canada fought so hard to include in the original NAFTA — long used by our forestry workers as protection.
Together with new agreements in Europe and the
Asia Pacific, Canada now has tariff-free access to 1.5 billion consumers. That will help drive growth and opportunity across our province.
Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and MP for Regina-wascana