Missteps by the Liberal government have hurt Canadian farmers. Farmers need a champion, not handouts, to help with market access, non-tariff trade barriers, and more, writes MP John Barlow.
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Jim Carr, former-minister of international trade diversification, pictured in the West Block on May 1, 2019, giving an update on the government’s response to the canola trade dispute with China. Conservative MP John Barlow writes that geopolitical missteps by the Liberal government have cost farmers billions of dollars. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canadian agriculture is a critical pillar of our economy, but it can only reach its full potential with reliable, strong trade agreements.
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