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North American Free Trade Agreement ‘benefits both sides,’ Says MacAulay

(Mitch MacDonald – The Guardian)

Farmers and producers in the western states see the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as providing benefits to both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, says Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food.

Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay was in Portland and Oregon recently to promote the importance of the bilateral trade relationship between the Canadian and the U.S. agriculture sectors.

During an interview with The Guardian, MacAulay said he saw support for NAFTA from both sides of the border.

“‘Be careful with how you fix something that’s not broken.’ That’s a fair thing to say, and I’ve heard it a number of times,” said MacAulay. “They understand quite well how it’s benefited the agricultural sectors.”

MacAulay provided the keynote address to state and provincial representatives, as well as industry members, at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit while in Portland, Oregon. Click here to read more.