Text of the post-G7 motion of solidarity passed Monday in House of Commons


OTTAWA — Members of Parliament voiced unanimous support Monday for a motion tabled by NDP MP Tracey Ramsey expressing solidarity with the government of Canada in its escalating trade dispute with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The motion reads:

That the House

a) recognize the importance of Canada’s long-standing, mutually beneficial trading relationship with the United States of America,

b) stand with Canadian workers and communities that directly or indirectly depend on this trading relationship;

c) strongly oppose the illegitimate tariffs imposed by the U.S. government against Canadian steel and aluminum workers;

d) stand in solidarity with the Government of Canada in its decision to impose retaliatory tariffs;

e) remain united in support of Canadian farmers and supply management, which is integral for dairy, chicken, turkey, and egg farming;

f) reject disparaging ad hominem statements by U.S. officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work against efforts to resolve this trade dispute.


The Canadian Press