US and Canada have signalled the two nations are getting closer to signing a deal.
Democrat Chuck Schumer says opening up the market must be a top priority.
Says Canada was overly generous by agreeing to the same import quotas for imported cheese.
Ottawa is calling the idea a non-starter, intends to continue with a protected system.
Canadian agricultural industry a thorny: US wants greater access for its dairy products.
A vocal contingent of US farmers support the Canadian price-and-import controls, wants negotiators to leave system alone.
Montreal Economic Institute it would be good for consumers in both countries, spur economic productivity.
Gesture designed to remind federal Trade Minister Ed Fast of a promise to “preserve the integrity of the supply management system.”
TPP trade talks have created uncertainty for Canadian egg, poultry and dairy producers, NDP leader says.
Dairy and poultry farmers want Harper government to resist making concessions.
Canada needs a seat at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talk because a pact could account for nearly half of the world’s output, says a C.D. Howe Institute report.