Ottawa, ON – Luc Berthold, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-food, and Randy Hoback, Deputy Shadow Minister for International Trade, released the following statement regarding the emergency committee meeting on the Canada-China canola trade dispute:

“Today, the Liberals members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food blocked opposition attempts to get answers on the Canada-China trade dispute. It is now crystal clear that the Liberals do not have a plan to restore Canadian canola exports to China.

“Conservatives have heard from canola growers loud and clear. They are extremely concerned that if the Chinese government’s trade embargo is not lifted, there will be massive ramifications on their families and well-being.

“The Canada-China canola crisis is without a doubt a national economic emergency, that must be dealt with now. It is shameful that the Liberals continue to block our attempts to get answers for Canadians on this very important issue.

“Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has been clear. Canada produces the highest quality canola in the world, and any accusations that attempt to discredit Canada’s canola are both false and baseless.

“It is time for the Liberals to do the right thing and take action on this file. Canada’s canola sector can’t wait.”


For more information:

Office of Luc Berthold, MP
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(613) 995-1377

Office of Randy Hoback, MP
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