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On NAFTA: Don’t blink!

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

With Ministers from Canada, the United States, and Mexico converging on Washington this week, dairy farmers’ message to the Canadian negotiating team is simple: don’t blink!

DFC reacts to the TPP-11 Ministerial Statement

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

According to today’s Ministerial Statement released from the TPP-11 talks in Da Nang Vietnam, no final agreement has been reached on a TPP-11 deal without the United States.

NAFTA, CPTPP, Mercosur: Trade is in the news

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

There has been much activity on the international trade front in the past weeks and months, including the conclusion earlier this week of the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) re-negotiations.

There’s no monopoly on supporting dairy

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

Canadian and U.S. dairy industries are fundamentally different. While Canadians enjoy stable prices and supply, the US market is vulnerable to unexpected surplus of product, driving prices down for farmers and disrupting the market for consumers.

NAFTA Round 4: What does the U.S really want?

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

As the fourth round of NAFTA talks concludes in Washington, one can’t help but wonder if the United States is serious about the re-negotiations – and if not, what their intentions truly are?

En route to the second round of NAFTA negotiations

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

On August 16, I landed in Washington for the first round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. You could feel the anticipation in the air as politicians remained vague yet optimistic in their comments, while journalists attempted to read between the lines and predict any possible changes for NAFTA 2.0. In headlines that week were endless articles and speculations about the future of the dairy industry and ways to undermine supply management in Canada.

DFC response to the Montreal Economic Institute

Corporate Article Mr. Pierre Lampron

On August 17th, 2017, the Montreal Economic Institute released yet another misleading paper in their ideologically fuelled quest to rid Canada of supply management. The paper itself, titled “Does Agricultural Prosperity Require Supply Management?” offers little, if any, evidence to back up that claim.