CHARLOTTETOWN— Liberal International Trade critic Wayne Easter made the following statement today on Canada’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations:
“According to a recent report, the US will be seeking ‘new market access’ from Canada in the TPP negotiations. The report noted that a major component of negotiations would be Canada’s supply management system.
It is imperative that this Conservative government be completely transparent on their TPP negotiations, especially in regards to what Canada is conceding in order to be accepted into this partnership. Canadian dairy and poultry producers depend on the supply management system, just as Canadian consumers rely on its stable pricing, and they all deserve assurance that their livelihoods and food safety will not be compromised in these negotiations.”