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Lemieux (CPC) discusses Government support for Canadian farmers

Posted In:  Agriculture
June 19, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 235 (19 June 2015) at 15343.



  • Mr. Speaker, no government has done as much as our Conservative government to support Canadian farmers and livestock producers. That is why we will continue to fight the unfair rules on country of origin labelling imposed by the United States.

    [English]

    Yesterday the Americans used yet another procedural tactic to delay the WTO process. The reality is that COOL is costing Canadian cattle and hog producers more than $3 billion in annual damages.

    As the most pro-job and pro-export government in Canadian history, we have taken action to fight back against these protective measures, unlike the NDP, which is supportive of these kinds of trade barriers. In fact, the NDP trade critic actually introduced a bill to create Canada’s own mandatory country of origin labelling, a law that would undoubtedly harm Canadian exporters and kill Canadian jobs.

    Our Conservative government understands that to create jobs, we have to tear down trade walls, not erect new ones.

    [Translation]

    On this side of the House, we will continue to stand up for Canadian farmers and livestock producers and protect Canadians’ jobs.

    Mr. Pierre Lemieux

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, CPC

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