Mulroney says Trudeau's NAFTA dairy concessions 'not a big deal,' and smaller than Harper's - 2019-09-17
The Liberal government's concessions on Canada's dairy market in the new free-trade agreement with the United States are "not a big deal," former prime minister Brian Mulroney says.
Mr. Mulroney, the architect of NAFTA and the earlier Canada-U.S. free-trade agreement, said it was the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper that first opened up Canada's dairy sector to Europe under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
"Concessions on dairy, as I understand it, were made in CETA, in the free-trade agreement with Europe. And the Harper government made those concessions on dairy. And they were larger, I think, than those made in the NAFTA negotiations," Mr. Mulroney said in an interview on Tuesday.