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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, our position on supply management—

April 19th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we have a strong, clear position on supply management. We have always defended supply management and dairy farmers. Protecting supply management is important to us all. We are extremely proud of our work on NAFTA. We will always defend supply management and our dairy

April 19th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we have worked with our U.S. counterparts very hard over the last couple of months to make sure that Canada is permanently exempted from these unfair and unjust tariff proposals. The Prime Minister raised this issue directly with the President, as has the minister of

April 19th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we have worked with U.S. counterparts for months now to ensure that at every level our position is fully understood and that Canada is exempt from these tariffs. The Prime Minister has raised this question directly with the President, as has the minister with her o

April 18th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, three treaties. The first is entitled “Amendments to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Proce

March 29th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the U.S. also has measures in place to promote and protect their own wine industry, including limited points of sale. American wine already does very well in Canada. The U.S. is our largest supplier of imported wines. The priority of the government is to look out f

March 29th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek for organizing the Prime Minister's visit to Hamilton to meet steel workers. The transshipment and dumping of unfairly cheap foreign steel and aluminum is a threat to Canadian jobs and the North America

March 27th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the U.S. also has measures in place to promote and protect its own wine industry, including limited points of sale. American wine already does very well in Canada, and the U.S. is our largest supplier. The minister has discussed this with Premier Horgan. We will con

March 26th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, our government has worked hard to secure an exemption for Canada from tariffs on both aluminum and steel. We are going to continue this good work until the prospect of these duties is fully and finally lifted. Our priority is to get the best deal for Canadian worker

March 26th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as mentioned, Canada is a key NORAD and NATO ally. As the number one purchaser of American steel, any trade restrictions on Canadian steel and aluminum are unacceptable. This industry is fully integrated, and of course, it provides enormous value-added to the North A

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we will always defend Canadian interests and values, and as a key NORAD and NATO ally, and a number one customer for American steel, any trade restrictions on Canadian steel and aluminum are not acceptable. Our steel and aluminum industry is highly integrated and s

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, as we are a number one customer of the American steel industry, any restrictions on the steel and aluminum trade in Canada would be completely unacceptable. Our steel and aluminum industry is highly integrated and supports the American manufacturing supply chains. If

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the Department of Commerce decision on supercalendered paper did not comply with the NAFTA panel's decision. We have therefore requested that a NAFTA panel review the determination by the Department of Commerce, and we will be challenging this decision on the World T

February 26th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, the Department of Commerce decision on supercalendered paper did not comply with the NAFTA panel's decision. That is why we have requested that a NAFTA panel review the determination by the Department of Commerce as soon as possible. We will also be challenging this

February 26th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, we have been clear. We continue to defend supply management. In fact, with the exception of some members of the official opposition, everyone in the House but the Conservative Party believes in supply management. Our position on this issue is clear. We have always de

February 13th, 2018House debate

Andrew LeslieLiberal