TRIAGE: telling the TRUTH about SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

TRIAGE TIME! 

Enter Mulroney, Canada's former Prime Minister, to the fray. Mulroney’s words will draw applause from Canada’s business community, who see supply management as a rock in the road to the Trans Pacific Partnership.    But Mulroney’s words are really meant for Conservative politicians, who - according to the political pundits – are simply afraid to vote against it.

If Canadian’s understood supply management, Eugene Whelan would be right up there with Tommy Douglas for having created a brilliant public policy vehicle to sustain the economic health and food security of communities now and into the future.  Indeed. if agriculture were under the health ministry, Canada’s government would be standing up and saying we will defend Canada’s supply management system till the cows come home and beyond – get over it and move on.

The Republican win in the US mid-term elections has only strengthened the US dairy lobby call for SM's head. Why? Cause their producers are getting 40-60% of production costs from domestic markets and need to expand to survive.  This is not sustainable growth.  It is controled by powerful processors and is not in Canada's interest.   If - under the guise of trade deals - we allow Ottawa to destroy Canada's supply management programs for milk, poultry and eggs, we relinquish our rights as a nation to sovereign food policy.   Read why below, ALSO follow my blog HolmOnFood.

I will post more resources here over the next few months.  Anyone who eats 4 a living needs to get this information b4 the public. 

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Stop Lying to Canadians.  Maurice Doyon. Professor at the Dept of Ag Economics, Laval University