NDP MP condemns 3,000 seafarer jobs lost under CETA

Today in the House of Commons, NDP International Trade critic Tracey Ramsey (Essex) demanded answers from the federal Liberals following claims that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will cost thousands of good paying Canadian Seafarer jobs.

Tracey Ramsey: 

Under CETA, Canada will for the first time permit foreign owned vessels to transport goods between Canadian ports and will open up domestic dredging contracts to foreign suppliers.

This will lead to the immediate loss of 3,000 high quality, good paying Canadian seafarers’ jobs and threaten tens of thousands more.

Why is this Minister refusing to address CETA’s negative impacts and continuing to push through a deal that will hurt Canadians?