For Immediate Release
OTTAWA, ON—Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, along with Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, met Tuesday to study Bill C-100, an Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
MP Ludwig heard from twelve different stakeholder groups including Business Council of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, and Unifor.
Many of the experts told the committee about the importance of free trade to many of their industries and the opportunities that have been created due to the free trade agreements that have been signed by this government. National Chief Perry Bellegarde, who was part of the NAFTA Council, also noted the importance of involving Indigenous peoples in the negotiation process.
CUSMA is a progressive trade deal that will protect workers’ rights and the environment, grow our markets, and provide businesses with the stability they need. MP Ludwig thanked the experts, many of whom were with her on Team Canada. They too helped to secure this vital trade agreement.
MP Ludwig was personally selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2015 to sit on the Standing Committee for International Trade due to her significant experience in international trade and its importance to her riding. She has been honoured to have served her constituents and Canadians on this vital committee.
“The committee heard from multiple experts on the importance of free trade. I want to thank the stakeholders who were on Team Canada that have helped to deliver this great deal. Renegotiating NAFTA was a difficult task but we have been able to secure a great deal for Canadians, one that protects our workers and our environment, all while growing our economy.” –Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament, New Brunswick Southwest
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