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MacAulay eyes ‘growth package’ for USMCA-affected farmers to be in place before deal’s ratified

By Jolson Lim      

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay talks about the USMCA, his priorities, and trade with Italy and India. 'The dairy industry got hurt and we will make sure they're financially, fully and fairly, taken care of and that's only appropriate. We have to make sure the industry is not only in solid shape, but that it expands, as it has been doing in the last number of years.'

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured in the House foyer in December 2016 with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the lead minister on the USMCA. The Hill Times file photograph

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says supply-managed farmers affected by the new USMCA agreement will be provided a “growth package,” and wants the program to be in place before the tri-lateral agreement is approved by the American and Mexican governments.

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