Statement by Pierre Lampron, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada
Maxime Bernier is confusing his own interests with the interests of the Canadian population. As confirmed by a Nanos Research poll published this week, Canadians have clearly expressed their support for agricultural producers and the system that they operate within, supply management.
History shows us that the Conservative party, like other political parties, has a long tradition of robust policy debates, but, in the end, the party speaks with one voice. Maxime Bernier’s voice clashed strongly with the voice of his party, of his Leader, and of Canadians.
In aligning with the demands from the US administration for the NAFTA negotiations by singling out our agricultural sector, Mr. Bernier is creating a breach in Canadian solidarity, solidarity that is crucial in reaching an equitable conclusion in the renegotiation of the agreement.
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About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada’s farmers. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy sector, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farming and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
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