NDP MOTION: WE MUST PROTECT OUR DAIRY PRODUCERS
April 20th, 2016 - 2:41pm
OTTAWA – New Democrats announced today they want to ensure that the Liberal government keeps its election promises and commitments made at the beginning of its mandate and require all Canadian producers to respect cheese composition standards immediately.
“The situation is urgent and producers are tired of waiting. The solution is simple and comes down to the government standing up for Canada’s dairy industry by enforcing cheese composition standards,” said NDP Agriculture critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé). “Our family dairy farms are being threatened and the NDP will continue to fight for their future.”
Canadian producers lost a total of over $220 million in 2015 due to imported diafiltered milk from the United States. The industry is calling for this problem to be solved immediately by properly enforcing cheese composition standards.
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