Oct 01, 2018
By Michelle Saunders
An eleventh hour trade deal has been reached between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. US President Donald Trump tweeted a “wonderful” and “historic” transaction and told farmers it’s good news for them. But, Canadian farmers are less than thrilled to hear unconfirmed reports that their dairy market will be more open to American farmers. The new pact is called “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” — or the U-S-M-C-A. The new deal comes fourteen months after talks began to modernize the 24 year old tri-lateral trade pact. Libby has a host of experts weight in including Sarah Goldfeder, Principal at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Dan Ujzco International Trade Lawyer Cross-Border Business Development Director, Dickinson Wright, Corinne Pohlmann, CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) Senior Vice-President, National Affairs and Partnerships and the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, Jim Wilson and Keith Currie, President Ontario Federation of Agriculture to get a well rounded first impression of the deal.