‘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.
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
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said he was “not one bit concerned” Thursday about an international lobbying campaign for a legal challenge against a new Canadian dairy industry agreement.
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