Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, delivered the federal government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement (FES). In it, the government announced a broad financial envelope for compensation for producers in supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The government also commits to providing additional details in the coming weeks.
Dairy Farmers of Canada’s President, Pierre Lampron, offered the following statement in response:
“We have had good discussions with the government, and through this engagement, we believe they have a good understanding of the impact of CUSMA on our industry. We remain optimistic that when the details of the compensation are announced, they will be full and fair.”