Tuesday, May 9, 2017

wynne, Leal, ramp up U.S. trade initiative

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal are ramping up their efforts to persuade U.S. farm leaders that they need to preserve free trade with Ontario.
They recently met with Ontario agriculture industry leaders, announced formation oof an advisory committee on trade and Leal planned a trip to key border states.
The U.S. is Ontario’s number one trading partner, with two-way agri-food trade totaling about $28.8 billion in 2016, they said in a news release after their meeting with industry leaders.food to consumers.

Leal said it’s important to retain supply management. That’s what the U.S. is determined to change by gaining increased access to the Canadian markets for dairy and poultry.