Supply management’s $35-billion question
Supply management, which governs Canada's dairy business, is a bargaining chip in trade talks, writes Leonard Waverman, dean of the DeGroote School of Business.
BY Leonard Waverman, Dean, DeGroote School of Business
September 12, 2018
With NAFTA talks reaching a fever pitch, Canada is under increased pressure from the United States to dismantle protections for its dairy industry. Should dairy farmers be compensated if it actually happens?
That’s the $35-billion question DeGroote School of Business Dean Len Waverman tackles in The Globe and Mail.
“What we can agree on is that supply management is a bargaining chip in current and future trade talks,” Waverman writes. “As quotas are phased out, governments need a fair compensation system that rewards those who are deserving – but not those who have already reaped vast benefits.”
Read the full story on The Globe and Mail.
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