Canada hits back in dairy dispute with the US

"That hasn't happened yet", said Schumer, who added dairy-specific actions would come by this summer.

Speaking in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Trump singled out Canada's treatment of US dairy products as an example of unfair trade practices.

Bernier calls supply management a cartel, a phrase his competitor Erin O'Toole says turns farming families into nothing more than political props. The root of the problem, the issue that we're dealing with, is an over supply of milk.I say 'Mr.

"This could be devastating to our dairy sector and to our entire supply management", said the MP. "And it's not going to be happening for long".

Following Trump's remarks, the Canadian government has reached out to both the NY and Wisconsin governments.

Weins's support was echoed by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, which said Tuesday it believed the federal government would continue to "defend" the dairy industry.

Trump said in Wisconsin Tuesday that he'll work on a solution.

His comments in Wisconsin suggest private reassurances that Canada would not be targeted during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are worthless.

In the letter, released by Ottawa, ambassador David MacNaughton said Canada's dairy industry was less protectionist than its USA counterpart.

Ambassador David MacNaughton said in a letter Tuesday night to the governors of Wisconsin and NY that Canada is aware of their letter to Trump asking him to address Canada's dairy practices. But that leaves farmers with excess protein, which is where ultra-filtered milk comes in.

MacNaughton went on to state dairy farmers globally are facing challenges, including "international pressures of low world prices and a surplus of skim milk solids".

The Laughing Cow, known to Quebecers as La Vache qui Rit, has been "proudly produced" in the Quebec town of Saint-Nicolas Que. since 2007, and is therefore a typical product in Trump's sights.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said he likely will be making a call to the Canadian ambassador.

Quebec farmers say they're not anxious about recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump attacking the way Canada manages the production of dairy products.

"Canada does not accept the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial loss for dairy farmers in the United States", MacNaughton said in a letter to the governors of Wisconsin and NY that was released Tuesday night in rebuttal to Trump's surprise criticism of Canada earlier in the day. So they're displacing the US product that's coming into Canada, " said von Massow.

The U.S. -Canadian dispute has spread to Minnesota, where officials say 19 dairy farms are affected, according to The Associated Press.

On Tuesday, Trump told an audience of dairy farmers in Wisconsin that he would stand up for their livelihoods.

- April 13 letter to U.S. President Donald Trump from the National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. The United States is Canada's largest trading partner.

It's a polarizing topic among two of the leading Conservative leadership candidates, Maxime Bernier and Steven Blaney, who vehemently disagree over whether Canada's supply management system is fair. He is defending his domestic dairy industry. "I just can't do it", he says.

Recommended News

  • Abbott: 'I support the principles' of bathroom bills

    Abbott: 'I support the principles' of bathroom bills

    Opponents tried to block the bill using House procedural rules and debate stretched on for hours, but it passed Wednesday 110-37. Supporters say it's the government's job to take care of who they say are the most vulnerable, like unborn babies.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    It will be powered by the same S8 chips, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with a dual camera setup at the rear and a microSD card slot. Like previous Galaxy flagships, the screen uses Super AMOLED tech, which means intensely rich colours and deep, dark blacks.

    Leonardo Bonucci: 'Barcelona result proves our quality'

    Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci hails his team's performance during their Champions League victory against Juventus . And it went too far with Neymar launching himself at Miralem Pjanic and was booked.
  • Bahrain test - Hamilton fastest on first day in Sakhir

    Bahrain test - Hamilton fastest on first day in Sakhir

    Today, I lost a position at the start - exclusively my fault - and then you've got the time lost in the pit lane. Victory in Bahrain saw Vettel open up a seven-point lead in the championship with 17 races remaining.

    After O'Reilly ouster, Mike Huckabee uses ill-timed kiss analogy

    You, his audience, responded in record numbers, making The Factor the No. 1 cable news show for more than 16 years. After the Pope's traditional Wednesday address, O'Reilly shook hands with Francis.
    Puck punch flattens Blue Jackets player in National Hockey League  playoffs loss

    Puck punch flattens Blue Jackets player in National Hockey League playoffs loss

    Then, with Werenski flat on the ice bleeding profusely from the wound on his face, Malkin tied the score at 13:25. Add in the players like Sheary, Guentzel, and Bryan Rust alongside them and you've got a winning combination.
  • Bill O'Reilly's Fox News Ousting Draws Polarized Response on Twitter

    On Tuesday, New York's Gabriel Sherman reported that the Murdochs were leaning toward dropping O'Reilly. Rowe Price, pulled their advertising from O'Reilly's primetime "The O'Reilly Factor" show.

    Rajon Rondo: Ex-Celtic Rajon Rondo burns Boston in Game 2

    And he started Tyler Zeller in the second half for Amir Johnson , who had been mostly a non-factor for six quarters. Boston's defense really had no answer for Bobby Portis and Jimmy Butler in Game 1 . "(Rebounding) was the game.

    Warriors' Durant out of Game 2

    In the grand scheme of things, Kerr should be willing to jeopardize a game early in the playoffs to ensure Durant's health. Kerr hopes to have a healthy lineup for Game 3, though might choose to hold out Durant again given the series lead.
  • USA vows to do more in Syria 'if needed'

    She blamed Iran and Russian Federation for standing by the Syrian government when it committed crimes. Department of Defense told TASS news agency.
    McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

    McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing

    It is not thought Mr Godwin knew Stephens beforehand. "I wish it had gone down like that instead of him shooting himself". In a blog post, Vice President of Global Operations Justin Osofsky wrote: "we know we need to do better ".
    The lion's den that is Camp Nou awaits Juventus, warns Dani Alves

    The lion's den that is Camp Nou awaits Juventus, warns Dani Alves

    And he was happy to have Sergio Busquets available after the defensive midfielder missed the first leg. We have to create a collective insane atmosphere so our players can perform at their best.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.