Canada’s Conservatives Call on Trudeau Government to Defend Beef Producers
August 7, 2018
OTTAWA: Today, Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, along with 32 Conservative MPs, wrote to the Finance Minister about the potential impact sanctions or tariffs would have on Canadian beef producers.
“With the escalation of the trade conflict between Canada and the United States, export industries, such as the beef sector, have become increasingly nervous about what the future holds,” stated MP Eglinski. “It is important that we stand up for the 60,000 beef farmers across Canada, 18,000 of which are in Alberta.
The co-signed letter requests that the Liberal government consult the beef industry and prepare a package of broad-based tax cuts and industry supports for the agricultural sector in the event of further retaliatory trade measures that could cause significant damage to Canadian beef producers.
The Conservative Caucus has been touring Canada this summer listening to workers, business leaders and labour groups from across the country about the ongoing trade dispute with the United States and its effects on Canadian families. The beef sector employs more than 60,000 people, and is responsible for $6.8 billion in sales.
“We will continue to listen to Canadians and help protect local jobs in Canada,” concluded MP Eglinski.
For more information and to provide feedback about how federal legislators can best address the trade challenges Canada is currently facing, visit: DefendLocalJobs.ca.