April 20, 2017 / 4:18 PM / in 7 months

Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

OTTAWA, April 20 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday brushed off an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump against Canada’s system of dairy protections, saying every nation defended its agricultural industries.

Trudeau told Bloomberg Television that the United States in fact ran a dairy surplus with Canada. Trump on Tuesday complained about what he said were unfair practices by Canadian dairy farmers. (Reporting by David Ljunggren)

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