Trade deal un­der­mines Cana­dian dairy sys­tem

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - OPINION -

On be­half of dairy farm­ers across canada, we are writ­ing at this time due to the con­cern that the cur­rent fi­nal text of the usmca will cause fur­ther harm to the cana­dian dairy in­dus­try.

The ex­ist­ing text fun­da­men­tally un­der­mines cana­dian sovereignty. sim­ply stated, ap­pen­dix 3, sec­tion c10 and 11 grants the us over­sight into the ad­min­is­tra­tion of our cana­dian dairy sys­tem which un­der­mines cana­dian sovereignty and abil­ity to man­age cana­dian dairy with­out us in­ter­ven­tion.

at a meet­ing with your key of­fi­cials fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of the agree­ment and pub­li­ca­tion of the us text, dairy Farm­ers of canada was told that the is­sue of us over­sight had not been agreed to by canada – and would not be part of the fi­nal agree­ment.

We re­main con­cerned that we have not yet seen a fi­nal text with this por­tion ex­cluded.

Prime min­is­ter, we ask that, to pre­vent fur­ther dam­age to the cana­dian dairy sec­tor, you do not sign the usmca un­til the us over­sight of our dairy sys­tem has been re­moved from the agree­ment. This is a mat­ter of cana­dian sovereignty; canada’s dairy farm­ers are count­ing on you to re­main stead­fast. Pierre Lam­pron,

Pres­i­dent, Dairy Farm­ers of Canada

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