The other day I spoke in the House of Commons on on why trade is important to our riding.
A while back I had a meeting with a group of local fruit growers. The growers came to my office not to request more government funding or support, but rather to share with me that new trade opportunities have helped their businesses grow - which helps the Canadian economy grow! The particular opportunity they brought up was a deal with China, signed by the previous Conservative Government, which resulted in an innovative new way to send BC cherries to China.
I would like to commend the government for carrying on the good work of the former government to see that the CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) deal moves forward.