In other words, does a company in my constituency go to United States and face the same kind of neutral assessment, some sort of just view of what is fair? No, Mr. Speaker. It faces instead the rules which are established within U.S. legislation, and it has to deal with those rules. It can only appeal on the basis of those rules. There is no kind of neutral basis, no agreed basis, of what is a subsidy for both countries.
That matters tremendously because the basic problem with the United States system is that the U.S. in its countervail system establishes a very curious way of looking at issues. It says that if Canada, for instance-and there have been 13 cases against Canada in recent years-
Subtopic: CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT