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Donald Trump Takes Aim at Canada’s Dairy Industry

Posted April 19, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Mike Blanchfield – Canadian Press)

A simmering trade dispute between Canadian and American milk producers served as the opening salvo Tuesday as President Donald Trump launched a surprise attack on Canadian dairy farmers.

The hurling of accusations saw the U.S. dairy lobby accused Canada of “systemic disregard” of its trade obligations, while the Canadian industry accused its American rival of “scapegoating.”

That was the backstory behind the U.S. president’s surprise decision to call out Canada by name Tuesday, putting dairy farmers north of the border on notice that they are in America’s fair-trade sights. Click here to read more.