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Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, left to right, PQ Leader Jean-Francois Lisee, CAQ candidate Sylvie D'Amours and Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Manon Masse attend a joint press conference in Longueuil, Que. on Aug. 31, 2018.

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The leaders of Quebec’s main political parties are speaking with a common voice to defend supply management.

Three of the four party leaders rejigged their election campaign schedules Friday to be at an announcement at the Montreal-area headquarters of the Union des producteurs agricoles, which represents the province’s farmers.

Supply management controls the production of milk, eggs and poultry, with about 60 per cent of Quebec agriculture affected by the system.

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Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee, Quebec solidaire co-spokesperon Manon Masse and a representative for the Coalition Avenir Quebec were present today in Longueuil.

Coalition Leader Francois Legault’s campaign was in the Saguenay region and he couldn’t attend in person, but he said earlier he was in solidarity with his fellow party leaders.

Mr. Couillard said he would reject any trade agreement not accepted by the province’s dairy producers.

Their joint news conference was held as federal government negotiators and their U.S. counterparts met in Washington to try to hammer out a new North American Free Trade Agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump had set a Friday deadline to reach an agreement with Canada.

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