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2017-02-13 12:26 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Economic impact, European Union, Free trade, Government bills, Middle class, Third reading and adoption, Trade agreements

Accords commerciaux, Classe moyenne, Retombées économiques, Troisième lecture et adoption, Union européenne

Mr. Speaker, my riding is built on trade, as most of our ridings are. However, a lot of people in my riding have expressed doubt to me about the value of free trade, which is something I do not necessarily agree with them on, but their perspective is not completely unreasonable. My riding's main industry is forestry, and it has had a pretty rough ride with respect to trade.

I wonder if my colleague from York—Simcoe could tell us how free trade helps the middle class in this country.

Monsieur le Président, ma circonscription s'est bâtie grâce aux échanges commerciaux, tout comme la plupart des autres circonscriptions. Cependant, de nombreux habitants de ma circonscription ont dit douter de la valeur du libre-échange. Je ne suis pas nécessairement d'accord avec leur point de vue, mais celui-ci n'est pas entièrement déraisonnable. La principale industrie de ma circonscription, c'est l'industrie forestière, et elle a connu des moments assez difficiles sur le plan des échanges commerciaux.

J'aimerais que mon collègue d'York—Simcoe nous dise de quelle façon le libre-échange aide la classe moyenne au pays.

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Posted at 15:26 on February 13, 2017

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