Statement on Premiers Conference.
It was disappointing that the best Premier Moe could do for a statement at the Premiers conference last week regarding the agricultural trade crisis with China was a tacit statement they will seek other trade options in Europe and/or Asia. While this is laudable it shouldn't be considered the solution.
The loss of a market of 1.4 billion people is not easy to replace. Its imperative for government to search for other markets. However, with the exception of India a country who we also have relationship issues, not many markets can fill the void of an economic giant such as China. There are certainly more issues than trade at stake here but the provincial governments should have issued a more significant statement on behalf of Canada's pork, beef and canola producers. Indeed, A and W got a rougher ride from this government than did China.
The Progressive Conservative Party again calls for Premier Moe to demand more action. The missed opportunity in Saskatoon last week must be followed up with action. The Trudeau/Moe cash advance and loan is not an acceptable solution to this matter. We need to use any legal and political measure to get this issue resolved.