Alistair asks another question on supply management
June 14th, 2018 - 12:03pm
Mr. Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, more than 13,000 family farms in Canada work under the supply management system. The Prime Minister said the government would be flexible with our system in NAFTA renegotiations, and now the agriculture minister wants to wait to see what's on the table. What is that supposed to mean?
When are the Liberals going to stop with the non-answers, protect our family farms, and stand up for the supply-managed sectors?
Mr. Jean-Claude Poissant (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, as we said, we are the party that brought in supply management and we will defend it. It is a model of stability for the world. We are the party that will continue to defend it. We have repeatedly said that our American partners’ proposals on supply management are unacceptable.