The inflation rate for supply managed products such as butter and milk outpaced the general rate.
Importers of large quantities of chicken, cheese and butter are compelled to pay taxes exceeding 200 per cent.
The flatulence of cows produces large quantities of greenhouse gases.
Canada’s supply management systems impose tariffs of up to 300 per cent on above-quota imports.
Dairy farmers in Canada benefit from high prices delivered by supply management.
When the Australian market was deregulated in 2000, the average price farmers received for raw milk almost doubled.
Canada has less leverage with U.S. negotiators now than before the U.S.-Mexico deal.
In renegotiating NAFTA, President Trump wants to end Canada’s supply management system.
Eliminating restrictive dairy industry protections could lower dairy costs for Canadians by up to 40 per cent.