Not-so-free trade with U.S.

Editor:

Re: Board leader gets prime minister’s ear, Feb. 14.

Editor:

Re: Board leader gets prime minister’s ear, Feb. 14.

The CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade is quoted as saying that Canada has an 18- to 20-per cent tariff on U.S. products imported to local shops. I thought we had a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

So how can Canada impose a tariff on U.S. products? Is Canada breaking the terms of the Free Trade Agreement?

Also, why did the Canadian Senate need such a long time to study why prices are higher in Canada, if the answer is so obvious?

Christopher Rickwood, Surrey