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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks Josh Bolten from Business Roundtable about NAFTA. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As Britain's looming Brexit catastrophe shows, so-called trade agreements are easier to get into than out of. So there was not much to be done but negotiate the least awful deal possible.
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Maxime Bernier, at left, and his leader Andrew Scheer in happier times (Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | It's hard not to feel a little sympathy for federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for canning Maxime Bernier.
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Lois Ross | By turning the focus on Canadian dairy farming, U.S. President Donald Trump has unwittingly helped to remind us why supply management is key to treating farmers fairly.
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Photo: A modern U.S. dairy operation/Wikipedia
David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.
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It Ain't Alberta Beef
David J. Climenhaga | Boycotting a corporate restaurant chain may make you feel better, but it's not going to do anything to help small Alberta beef producers.
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Turkey
David J. Climenhaga | When the legislative dust has settled, Alberta farm children are still going to be able to do their chores without having to be covered by Workers Compensation.
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Redeye Collective | Trade ministers from 12 countries reached agreement yesterday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, creating the largest trading bloc in the world. Canadian dairy farmers are big losers in the deal.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Agricultural institutions are just some of the items on the long list of co-operative and cost-sharing mechanisms Harper hopes to destroy -- including our public health-care system.
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Dean Del Mastro
David J. Climenhaga | As recent news stories illustrate, both same-sex marriage advocates and poultry and dairy farmers are targets of the government-by-sneak approach favoured by the Harper Conservatives.
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Stuart Trew | This week, the Citizens Trade Campaign reported that farmers and labour groups across the Pacific region are demanding that dairy be taken out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement altogether.
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Stuart Trew | There was no big announcement from the Harper government following high-level negotiations with European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht last week in Ottawa.
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Stuart Trew | The New Year has barely begun and European trade negotiators are already in Ottawa for more work on a comprehensive, "gold standard" Canada-EU trade and investment deal (CETA).