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Alberta is joining a rising chorus of province's pushing Ottawa to enact trade retaliation over the American's stance of Country of Origin Labelling. File Photo.

Alberta's Agriculture Minister says it may be time to consider retaliatory action against the United States over their stance of country of origin labelling.

Verlyn Olson was at the Tri-National Agricultural Accord meetings in Saskatoon last week.

He says the idea of trade sanctions and tariff's is now "out there."

"This was an opportunity for us when we were talking to our counterparts in the United States to just point out to them that if we can't get this resolved, then that's the path we're on, and nobody wants to be on that path, but we have to deal with the facts too."

Olson says Washington's policy is hurting Canadian cattle and hog producers.

Olson says Ottawa has already released a list of possible trade retaliatory measures if the rules aren't changed to Canada's satisfaction.

The Manitoba Government has already given their support to the Federal Government for trade retaliation.