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Ag Minister MacAulay ‘not one bit concerned’ by international trade challenge threat

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, right, and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, are grappling with pressure from the supply-managed dairy and chicken industries to help them respond to business lost from legal and illegal imports. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


‘I never was very big on threats,’ says MacAulay, responding to dairy lobby groups in the U.S. and elsewhere criticizing Canada for a proposed Canadian dairy industry pact they say would flout global trade rules.


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    Wednesday, Sept. 28

    The House International Trade Committee will meet at 8 a.m. (local time) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador to continue the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement public consultation. It will hear from Citizens against CETA; Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; St. John’s Board of Trade; Social Justice Cooperative of Newfoundland and Labrador; Council of Canadians; Association of Seafood Producers; Ocean Choice International L.P.; Fish, Food, and Allied Workers; and Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries. Then at 11:35-12:35 p.m. it will be open to audience remarks. The House Government Operations and Estimates Committee will meet at 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Windsor, Ont. to continue studying Canada Post. It will hear from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers; Corporation of the City of Windsor; and the City of Windsor Seniors Advisory Committee.

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    Thursday , September 29 , 2016

    The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering presents a talk, Living with Forest Fires: Lessons from Fort McMurray, with Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta. Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block. No charge to MPs, Senators, and media. All others, $25. Pre-registration required by Mon., Sept. 26 by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE or call 613-991-6369.

    Monday , October 3 , 2016

    Presented by the Navy League of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (a U.S. Department of Defense organization), this conference will feature presentations and discussion on “The Strategic Nexus of Pacific Seapower.” Scheduled speakers include Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and Admiral Scott H. Swift, commander of the U.S. Navy’s pacific fleet. Until Oct. 6. Victoria, B.C.

    Wednesday , October 5 , 2016

    The voice of the people who brew our nation’s beer host the Celebrate Beer Fall Fête, a bi-annual reception celebrating Canada’s most popular adult beverage. Event to take place at the Sir John A MacDonald Building, 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:30pm-9:30pm ET.

    Friday , October 7 , 2016

    The Arctic Circle is a network of international dialogue and co-operation on the future of the Arctic. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, and others.The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries. Until Oct. 9. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland. Register via

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