Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food have called for an emergency meeting to discuss the Chinese government’s revocation of Richardson's canola import permit, and what they say is a "lack of action" on the file by the Canadian government.
“Canadian farmers produce the highest quality canola in the world. Canada’s Conservatives are deeply concerned about the impacts that these baseless actions by the Chinese government will have on Canada’s agriculture and canola sector,” stated Luc Berthold, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food. “The issue at hand is not Canada’s canola product. We fear that if this issue is not resolved expeditiously, farmers will suffer significantly because of the Prime Minister’s lack of leadership on the international stage.”
At the meeting, Conservative MP's say they will move a motion calling the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Minister of International Trade Diversification, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to testify.