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e-1905 (International trade)

E-petition
Initiated by Alexandra Cournoyer from Sainte-Victoire de Sorel, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Quebec’s agricultural model is based on small family farms occupying our land;
  • There is a very broad consensus among Quebeckers (85%) in favour of supply management;
  • Quebec’s 5,500 dairy farms are the foundation of an agri-food sector generating 82,000 jobs;
  • The breaches in the last three trade agreements are causing major damage and raising concerns about the future, both of which are obstacles to farm succession;
  • Consumers and processors greatly benefit from a local supply of high quality, hormone-free dairy products that meet the highest global standards;
  • The U.S. model of low-quality, industrial-scale dairy production is not suitable for Quebeckers or for ensuring the prosperity of our rural communities; and
  • Consumers need to know where the milk in the dairy products they buy comes from so they can choose the best local product available.
We, the undersigned, residents of Quebec, call upon the Government of Canada to:
• Acknowledge the dissatisfaction across Quebec with the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Transpacific Partnership and the trade agreement with Europe;
• Reject the USMCA if it does not come with support measures offsetting farmers’ losses, in order to ensure the stability and prosperity of supply-managed sectors; and
• Bring in mandatory labelling standards to inform consumers about the source of the milk in the dairy products they buy.
Government response tabled on May 27, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-70-09)
Open for signature
October 25, 2018, at 11:11 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 22, 2019, at 11:11 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Louis Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel)
April 9, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03349)
Government response tabled
May 27, 2019
Photo - Louis Plamondon
Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
Bloc Québécois Caucus
Quebec
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