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Dairy Protected ‘for good reason,’ Trudeau Says

Posted April 21, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Janyce McGregor – CBC News)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met U.S. President Donald Trump’s pointed criticism of Canada’s dairy industry with calm counterarguments in defence of how Canada prefers to manage its milk.

“Let’s not pretend that we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture,” he told Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait during a question and answer session in Toronto Thursday.

“Every country protects for good reason its agricultural industries. We have a supply management system that works very well here in Canada. The Americans and other countries choose to subsidize to the tunes of hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions of dollars, their agriculture industries, including their dairy,” the prime minister said. Click here to read more.