For Alberta, trade matters.
And for the province’s agriculture sector, international trade challenges remain an unpredictable factor in how 2020 will unfold.
From the ongoing disruption of Canadian canola sales to China to the potential fallout of a new trade deal between Beijing and Washington, getting goods to market is a pivotal issue in a new year.
“Two-thirds of what we produce is exported, so for the industry to thrive, trade needs to happen,” said Jeff Vassart, president of Cargill Canada.
“I would put trade at the top of the list for Canada right now, in terms of a barrier to growth and prosperity.”