New USMCA deal puts Liberal MP in awkward spot

The newly struck trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada is putting one Liberal MP in a tough spot.

The USMCA, as it's known, will allow more American dairy products into Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended the deal, calling it a big victory for Canada.

But it's not popular in dairy-producing regions like the rural Quebec riding of Shefford, represented in Parliament by Liberal Pierre Breton.

A few weeks ago, Breton appeared on stage at a protest against his own government's trade policy.

In a symbolic show of solidarity, he took a drink of American milk, then spat it on the ground, to the cheers of the gathered farmers.

Breton's office said he wasn't available for an interview, but a spokesman said his only objective at the rally was to listen to farmers' concerns.