Trudeau insists his defence of supply management prompted Trump's tweets

CTV News
June 11, 2018
By CTV News
For anyone wondering why Donald Trump has been tweeting about Canadian agriculture lately -- Justin Trudeau insists that he is the instigator.

The prime minister said Thursday that the U.S. president's complaints on Twitter about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to do away with the country's supply management system.

Trudeau's comments were meant to address fresh criticism from Canadian farmers who fear he is prepared to open up the system to provide more access to American competition.

In recent days, Trump's Canada-focused tweets have included: "Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers!" | READ MORE

Related: Exploring a future without supply management 

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