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The Canadian government should be receptive to renegotiating NAFTA to include gradual changes to supply management, but this must be done in consultation with Canadian farmers. Having a long-term strategy to increase dairy trade with the U.S., while still protecting Canadian farmers and their livelihoods, is a win-win situation.
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Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has welcomed U.S. Donald Trump's swipe at the Canadian dairy industry.
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While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.
Maple syrup is currently subject to constraints that limit how you can sell it.
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Maxime Bernier is making the case against supply management.
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The finalized TPP opens up 3.25 per cent of Canada's dairy market to foreign products. Right away, Stephen Harper announced that his cabinet has approved a plan to spend a hefty $4.3 billion in compensation to soothe the vocal dairy industry. It would be another whole day before Harper announced the significantly lower $1 billion in compensation for the auto sector. Canada just entered the global tax subsidy race, and the dairy industry got the first golden egg.
OTTAWA — Canadian officials have slammed the door on a suggestion by New Zealand that it might push for greater access for its dairy products as the Trans-Pacific Partnership moves forward. New Zealan...
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Quebec dairy farmers thrust their fight over supply management into the election spotlight today, bringing a pair of cows to the site of tonight's federal leaders debate.
A few tired articles have been published by the usual suspects to encourage the government to get rid of supply management, which matches domestic demand with domestic supply in the five sectors it covers -- eggs, dairy, chicken, turkey and hatching eggs.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is urging Stephen Harper to defend Canada's supply management system "in its entirety" in the course of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
OTTAWA - The federal government is denying a published report that suggests the biggest trade agreement in history could possibly destabilize the supply management system that governs how dairy produc...
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Supply management, a sensible regulated system where domestic supply is governed by domestic demand, is under attack from critics who are uninformed about its usefulness and effectiveness for producers, processors and consumers. In short, they suggest it must be sacrificed on the altar of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations if Canada wants to be inside that grouping which, they all assume, would benefit the country.
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The United States and Canada do not allow for full competition, but Americans benefit from a bigger market given their much larger population. Thus, a continental market in airline travel would serve passengers if an American airline could compete head-to-head with Canadian airlines on domestic routes. But the federal government won't allow it. The result? Higher airline fares in Canada.
Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you.