Minuscule as it is in overall Canada-U.S. trade, dairy has been a constant thread in Canada’s deteriorating ties with Washington.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland looks toward U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo looks on at a press conference at the end of the third round of NAFTA talks in September 2017 in Ottawa. The U.S. has cut Canada out of talks recently, concentrating on Mexico. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—The uproar over milk pricing that morphed into the growing United States-Canada trade war began 18 months ago with a series of letters that appeared to put the livelihoods of some American dairy farmers at risk.
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