(Barrie McKenna – Globe & Mail)
A powerful group of U.S. members of Congress says the White House should cut Canada out of a major global trade deal unless it opens up its protected dairy and poultry markets.
Without more significant concessions on agriculture, Canada should be booted out of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, 140 Democratic and Republican members of Congress argued in a letter sent to President Barack Obama.
“We are … troubled by Canada’s lack of ambition, which is threatening a robust outcome for U.S. farmers,” according to the letter, which also singled out Japan for harsh criticism. Read more here.