Foothills MP Launches Petition to Support Canadian Canola Farmers

Photo credit to MP John Barlow

John Barlow is pushing the federal government to issue a complaint with the World Trade Organization on China's ban of Canadian canola imports.

A Conservative Member of Parliament from southern Alberta is pushing people to sign a petition supporting Canadian canola farmers.

Four months ago, China banned imports of canola, citing concerns about insects. However, that's never be proven.

Foothills MP John Barlow says Canadian farmers are the ones paying the price for inaction by the federal agriculture minister in trying to get this issue fixed.

Barlow says a petition has been launched calling on the Prime Minister to take immediate action by issuing a complaint to the World Trade Organization.

Canola is a $27 billion industry to Canada, impacting around 45,000 producers across the country.

More information and to sign the petition you can click on this link: Canola Farmers Petition.

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