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Letter to the Editor: Fairness in free trade by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Unpaid leave to Agriculture Alberta's beef and by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
care for seriously products are From the pork products which Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Alberta's second Publisher’s Desk will help maintain
largest group of Dana McArthur jobs. This is good
exports. news for Alberta's Alberta organ and tissue
COOL (country beef and pork
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes of origin labelling) laws that were in producers in a tough economic time. donation –registry agent launch
effect since 2008 required that meat However, the bill will not see the
derived from animals born, reared or repeal of COOL for sheep and lamb
slaughtered outside the U.S. be labelled products. The Canadian sheep industry Rob
to indicate the country or countries estimates it has lost between $223
Building Canada Plan involved. million and $305 million in sheep and Merrifield
The measures were costing the lamb exports. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Canadian livestock industry an Now look at the European Union's
Weekly Anchor estimated $1 billion annually as a result mandatory labeling requirements which West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
of extra tracking, segregation, and
will basically outlaw “Made in Israel”
Mail Subscription associated costs for hogs and cattle tags on goods from Israel settlements on Rob
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Seniors $30.00 (+GST) the Hat discrimination that wasn't fair or just. global opposition. Right or wrong is
Thanks to the firm stand from industry
Rob NAME with support from the Canadian and really not the question. This will without the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
doubt put an economic strain on those
Merrifield ADDRESS Alberta governments (helped by the fact area's exports –due to political and debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat

Member of Parliament for Yellowhead POSTAL CODE Letter to the Editor the US was outside compliance with the ideological differences. Wildrose MLAs tabling a
World Trade Organization), COOL has None of these political games are in petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
PHONE now been repealed by the US. the spirit of free trade –they just aren't 30,000 Albertans who are
This will help restore markets for and they need to stop. against the bill.
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