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Ontario Premier voices support for the Supply Managment System
April 24, 2017

Ontario’s premier and the agriculture minister are voicing their support for the supply-management system and urging the prime minister and the ambassador to the US to continue to do so.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Jeff Leal released a statement in support of Ontario dairy farmers and processors.

The two are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ambassador David MacNaughton to continue their support of supply management.

Wynne and Leal say the supply-management system allows Ontario farmers and processors to consistently meet the demand for safe, high-quality products for Ontario and Canadian consumers.

Ontario is the biggest customer of 20 states, and the second-largest of eight more.

New York and Wisconsin have Ontario as their biggest customer, with Ontario-New York trade totalling $24.8 billion and Ontario-Wisconsin trade totalling $8.2 billion in 2015.

Ontario has written a letter to Governors Cuomo and Walker underscoring the value of the economic partnership and the jobs it creates on both sides of the border.

 

Source: Blackburn News


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