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Under the Liberals, agriculture is an afterthought

'The need to secure vital market access for Canada’s billion dollar agriculture exports should be a top priority, while ensuring a do-no-harm approach is maintained at home.'

Conservative agriculture critic John Barlow is accusing the Trudeau government of ignoring important international trading partners, much to the detriment of Canadian farmers and food producers. Sheila Sund/Flickr photograph
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By not taking our trade partnerships seriously and ignoring the relationship between international trade and Canadian agriculture is a foolhardy position by the current Liberal government. Canada is the fifth largest net agri-food exporter in the world and it is an integral pillar on our economy especially in rural communities. The need to secure vital market access for Canada’s billion dollar agriculture exports should be a top priority, while ensuring a do-no-harm approach is maintained at home. However,

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