Canola farmers continue to pay for Justin Trudeau’s weak leadership on the world stage

Canadians have witnessed Justin Trudeau’s weak leadership on the international stage, and in particular, how his failure to deal with the threats posed by the Chinese government, is costing Canadian canola farmers.

Canadian farmers produce the highest quality canola in the world. However, because of the Prime Minister’s failure to stand up to China, canola producers stand to lose a key export market.”

At the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, an Alberta canola farmer testified that he could lose up to $150,000 this year if the crisis is not immediately addressed.

That is why Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, has called on Justin Trudeau to immediately:

  1. Appoint an Ambassador to China
  2. Increase emergency financial aid for producers, and
  3. Launch a formal trade complaint against China

Canadian farmers shouldn’t be paying for Justin Trudeau’s mistakes. The Liberals must take action and restore Canada’s canola trade with China.

In addition, Andrew Scheer announced that as Prime Minister, he will cancel Canada’s $256-million funding commitment to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

The Liberals sold the Asian Infrastructure Bank as a way to improve trade relations between Canada and China. It is clearly not working. Canadian tax dollars should not be going to build roads and pipelines in a country that is hurting our agriculture sector.