A serious approach to food inflation would focus on reducing costs to producers and encouraging greater supply.
agricultural supply management
Supply management makes agricultural products scarcer in order to inflate prices.
If Canadians were free to import from the U.S. without paying tariffs, a frozen turkey would cost 15 per cent less.
Due to Canada’s policy of supply management, Canadians pay much higher prices for milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.
In renegotiating NAFTA, President Trump wants to end Canada’s supply management system.
If producers are free to manage supplies, then we get healthy competition and lower prices.
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fail to pressure the federal government to seriously modify the supply management system.
There are few Canadians who understand agricultural supply management and how it affects their daily lives, which is a major reason why this outdated system has survived. Its receiving greater scrutiny now, though, because its impeding trade agreements.