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e-2191 (International trade)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Leroy Newman from Blackie, Alberta, on May 21, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Canola growing
China
International trade
World Trade Organization
The Petition is open for signature until August 19, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Canadian farmers produce the highest quality canola in the world;
  • There are more than 43,000 canola producers in Canada and the industry contributes almost $27 billion to the Canadian economy each year, including more than 250,000 Canadian jobs and $11 billion in wages;
  • Canadian farmers ship 40 per cent of their canola exports to Chinese markets;
  • The Canada-China canola crisis is a national economic emergency;
  • The Prime Minister has weakened Canada’s international reputation during his disastrous trip to India, his capitulation to Donald Trump during NAFTA negotiations and for his admiration of China’s basic dictatorship;
  • China has blocked all canola shipments from Canada without scientific evidence;
  • The Prime Minister continues mishandling the canola trade crisis with China;
  • The anxiety within Canada’s agriculture sector regarding the possibility other commodities could be targeted including soybeans and pork; and
  • The Minister of Agriculture has decided it is not the right time take the matter to World Trade Organization.
We, the undersigned, canola producers, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons to immediately launch a formal challenge at the World Trade Organization against China’s unilateral actions towards Canadian canola producers.
Foothills
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : May 21, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 19, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. (EDT)
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Signatures
Alberta
83
British Columbia
15
Manitoba
16
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
2
Ontario
28
Quebec
13
Saskatchewan
12
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