Canadian dairy farmers sound off on new trade deal

Trump: Trade deal returns US to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’

Expected winners out of it are the auto and agricultural industries.

"... Deficiencies and mistakes in NAFTA, greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduces Trade Barriers to the US and will bring all three Great Nations together in competition with the rest of the world".

"Many Canadians were anxious we wouldn't get a deal, but today, numerous same Canadians are anxious about what we have given up to get this deal", said NDP International Trade Critic Tracey Ramsey.

"The absence of details on measures to mitigate the impact of the concessions made within the USMCA, as well as the absence of a vision for the future of our industry at this time, can not appease the concerns of the dairy farmers", said Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada. "Right now, we're at break even or below".

He told MPPs the gaping hole is left by the continued presence of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, and called on the government to negotiate an end to them before signing the USMCA at the end of November.

Canada's tariffs of more than 200 per cent on various other dairy items - milk, cream, cheese, butter - will remain the same as they were, a Canadian government official confirmed on Thursday. Instead it stuck to requests for more information.

USMCA will open up some of Canada's dairy market to USA farmers.

In her response, Freeland issued a strong defence of the USMCA, noting that she, Wilson and Ford discussed "many of the issues" in his letter at their meeting in Washington last month.

"Not only did they give up 3.59 per cent of the domestic dairy market, they have also eliminated some of our competitive dairy classes and have limited our export abilities".

"It's a hard hit", said Al Mussell, lead researcher at the Ontario-based Agri-Food Economic Systems.

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"This government has done so much to do battle with the federal government that the relationship is damaged", Schreiner said. Under USMCA, this provision only applies to a few major industries like oil.

This episode has been a rough ride, with Canada unfairly targeted by an administration that did not seem to realize that South Park's barbs against Canada were meant to be ridiculous, and did not shy away from spewing personal insults against our leaders.

"For those babies out there who keep talking about tariffs", this deal would not have happened without tariffs, Trump told reporters during a almost 80-minute event in the White House Rose Garden.

The deal could prompt automakers to build more cars in low-wage countries, but tariffs now imposed on cars built in China would make that a tough proposition.

"I want to start by saying to dairy farmers that compensation is justified".

Raymond Bachand, Quebec's chief free-trade negotiator during the recently concluded negotiations, said the number one objective for Quebec was to preserve access to the American market and that was done.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the United States declared itself "extremely encouraged" by initial details of the new three-way pact.

Manufacturers of durable goods like washing machines could benefit and OH dairy farmers- who have little access to Canadian markets-will get a little more help in this deal.

Flanked by Cabinet members on a sunny morning at the White House, Trump said the pact was the "most important deal we've ever made by far", covering $1.2 trillion in trade.

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