Dairy farmers expressed dissatisfaction with the new trade deal.
Trudeau said conversations with the industry are already underway to determine what fair compensation will look like.
He may not have a sophisticated understanding of international trade, but he understands numbers and politics.
We must make a major concession like phasing out our farm supply management to protect the auto sector.
The PM said his government will protect supply management at all costs.
Philippe Couillard has vied to position himself as the defender of Quebec dairy.
We need a smart, realistic strategy for negotiations, starting with giving up our dairy supply management system.
PQ leader Lisee is worried that Canada was ready to make concessions on milk.
Conservative MP says supply management is preventing Canada from reaching a NAFTA deal.
Supply management is protectionism by another name and shouldn’t be ignored as we seek freer trade.
Involves a pricing agreement struck in 2016 that restricts US exports of ultra-filtered milk used to make dairy products.
…But the US also levies tariffs and provides subsidies to protect some of its farmers.
Supply management could hurt the Conservatives in Quebec in the next election if dairy farmers feel the Tories won’t support it.
Says dairy and poultry farms are doing well, would look “very different” if the system were discontinued.
Dairy Farmers of Canada president fired back blasting Trump’s personal attacks on Trudeau and defended its supply-managed system.