DFC Press Release – Supply Management: The Facts and Proudly Canadian

Flawed Martha Hall Findlay report uses misleading research

Key Points:

The Hall Findlay report relies on misleading data, citing the Canadian price for 4 litres of milk as $9.60, which is $3 to $4 more than what most consumers pay. This misleading data does not match the experience of consumers in the Canadian marketplace.

It is a fallacy that Canada cannot conclude trade agreements and maintain supply management. Since 1986, Canada has concluded NAFTA and bilateral agreements with Jordan, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile, Israel and EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). The dairy industry is a Canadian success story, present in all ten provinces and is one of the top two agricultural sectors in 7 of the 10 provinces.

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