moved for leave to introduce Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act with respect to supply management.
Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to protect supply management by making it non-negotiable in future international negotiations.
We recall that in recent negotiations—whether for the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Europe, the Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or the Canada-United States-Mexico free trade agreement—significant breaches were made in the supply management system, which lowered producers' revenues by approximately 8%.
This bill will amend section 10 of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act by adding provisions that will make supply management non-negotiable.
I hope that all members will vote in favour of this bill, which is highly anticipated by producers.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)