Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

June 10, 2015 22:38 ET

Statement by Minister of Agriculture on Vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

"Today's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives sends a strong bipartisan message that COOL must be repealed once and for all.

"The Administration and Congress know that COOL is costing thousands of American jobs and billions in economic harm to our highly integrated North American livestock industry.

"While this marks a positive step, the only way for the United States to avoid billions in retaliation by late summer is to ensure legislation repealing COOL passes the Senate and is signed by the President."

  • Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz

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