Cardigan MP and Fedral Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says Island dairy farmers and other producers should be pleased with the North American Trade deal reached Sunday.
There have been concerns raised, especially in regards to dairy, as the U-S will get expanded access to the Canadian market.
MacAulay says the agreement ended up being for much less than what the U-S was initially seeking. He says initially the U-S wanted 20 per cent of the quota, and then they needed 6. He says the negotiators did a good job getting the number down to 3.57 per cent.
MacAulay says Ottawa has committed to ensuring producers affected will be compensated, and a working group has been established to make sure it’s done properly.