NAFTA, CPTPP, Mercosur: trade is in the news

March 9th, 2018

There has been much activity on the international trade front in the past weeks and months, including the conclusion earlier this week of the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) re-negotiations.

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DFC Reacts to the TPP-11 Ministerial Declaration

November 11th, 2017
Tags: TPP, trade
Farm Policy

According to today’s Ministerial Statement released from the TPP-11 talks in Da Nang Vietnam, no final agreement has been reached on a TPP-11 deal without the United States.

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NAFTA Round 4 – What does the U.S really want?

October 17th, 2017

As the fourth round of NAFTA talks concludes in Washington, one can’t help but wonder if the United States is serious about the re-negotiations – and if not, what their intentions truly are?

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Supply Management - A Canadian's Perspective

May 8th, 2017

South of the border, there seems to be a lot of curiosity and fascination about the Canadian system. I’d like to clear up some confusion about what supply management is and isn’t, and how it works.

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Montreal Economic Institute Fails to Look at Facts

June 10th, 2015

In an opinion piece published in the Globe and Mail on May 26, Michel Kelly-Gagnon and Youri Chassin are showing once again that the Institute is blinded by its libertarian philosophy, calling obsolete a system that sustains over 300,000 jobs in Canada.

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Defending Supply Management

May 12th, 2015

As I’m reading the media reports from last week’s G20 agriculture ministers meeting in Turkey, I can’t help but think the U.S. is publicly bullying Canada on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and suggesting the dismantling of our supply management system.

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Canadian Dairy, an Anchor for our Rural Economy

December 11th, 2014

DFC President Wally Smith sent this letter to the editor at the Globe & Mail this week in response to an article.

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Trade talks

March 11th, 2013

This week, I am in Singapore, as our Canadian negotiators meet their counterparts in the 16th round of negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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Supply Management Makes the Cut!

December 5th, 2012

I had the opportunity to participate in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition held at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November.

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In support of common sense

July 16th, 2012

In Canada, we have a dairy sector that generates $15.1 billion in economic benefits and $3 billion in tax benefits, provides 215,000 jobs to Canadians, and provides a wide range of innovative, high-quality products such as the 1050 cheeses.

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