Mr. Speaker, in a moment I will be seeking the House's consent for a motion.
At this difficult moment in our history with our U.S. neighbours, Canadians need to know that all sides of the House stand united as one.
Mr. Speaker, there have been talks amongst the parties and I believe if you seek it, you will find consent for the following motion. I move:
That the House:
(a) recognize the importance of Canada's long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship with the United States of America;
(b) stand with Canadian workers in communities that directly or indirectly depend on this trading relationship;
(c) strongly oppose the illegitimate tariffs imposed by the U.S. government against Canadian steel and aluminum workers;
(d) stand in solidarity with the Government of Canada in its decision to impose retaliatory tariffs;
(e) remain united in support of Canadian farmers and supply management, which is integral for dairy, chicken, turkey, and egg farming;
(f) reject disparaging ad hominem statements by U.S. officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute.