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Le Soleil, p. 28
The renegotiation of NAFTA and Supply management.
20 August 2017August 20, 2017
National Post, p. FP09
The renegotiation of NAFTA and Supply management.
17 August 2017August 17, 2017
Viewpoint showing how the vast majority of Canadian farmers succeed on the world market, without benefiting from protectionist measures
In order to justify the continued existence of supply management, producers’ associations state that they could not actually compete on the American market, and that without this system, they would even lose their shares of the domestic market. This Viewpoint aims to show that on the contrary, it is possible for Canadian farmers to be successful on the world market, without benefiting from such protectionist measures.
17 August 2017August 17, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The marketing model of maple products in Quebec.

21 June 2017June 21, 2017
Le Soleil, p. 19

The marketing model of maple products in Quebec.

9 June 2017June 9, 2017
www.lavieagricole.ca, p. web

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

7 June 2017June 7, 2017
National Post, p. FP11

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
La Presse+, p. web

Proposing $13 billion of compensation to farmers to end supply management.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
Viewpoint proposing to give farmers $13 billion to buy back production quotas and abolish supply management

Since the 1970s, farms in the dairy, poultry, and egg sectors have been subject to supply management, a system which combines production quotas, price controls, and import barriers to increase the prices of goods produced by these farms. The negative effects of this system for consumers have been studied in depth, and there is now a broad consensus regarding their existence and amplitude. The question of compensating farmers in order to abolish this regime remains an open one.

1 June 2017June 1, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Supply management 101.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
Le Devoir, p. A09

Two examples of measures that would be beneficial to consumers and producers on both sides of the border.

31 March 2017March 31, 2017
The Hill Times, p. 14

Two examples of measures that would be beneficial to consumers and producers on both sides of the border.

29 March 2017March 29, 2017
Economic Note explaining the benefits of exempting Canadian softwood lumber from tariffs and opening up the agricultural sectors under supply management to American producers

During the American election campaign, Donald Trump criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement on several occasions, going so far as to call it “a disaster,” and he clearly stated his intention to renegotiate it. Although the new president is wrong to target it as the source of the economic ills afflicting his country, it is true that NAFTA could be improved.

23 March 2017March 23, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Protectionism and Canada-US relations.

12 January 2017January 12, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The market for maple products in Quebec.

23 September 2016September 23, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Canadian protectionist policies denounced.

14 September 2016September 14, 2016
La Presse+, p. web

Supply management hurts low-income Canadian households.

2 September 2016September 2, 2016
National Post, p. FP7

Supply management hurts low-income Canadian households.

1 September 2016September 1, 2016
Viewpoint illustrating how supply management hurts low-income Canadian households

As a result of a recent decision by the Canadian Dairy Commission, the price of industrial milk is set to increase on September 1st, 2016. Numerous studies have found that supply management, under which Canada’s dairy and poultry sectors operate, imposes a large cost per family through higher consumer prices than could be obtained on open markets. Furthermore, these higher prices place more of a burden on poorer households than on richer ones.

31 August 2016August 31, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

25 February 2016February 25, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard, p. web

Supply management for Canada's dairy, poultry, and egg industries.

11 November 2015November 11, 2015
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Processed meat would be carcinogenic, according to WHO.

3 November 2015November 3, 2015
Toronto Sun, p. 17

The costs of supply management in Canada.

22 June 2015June 22, 2015
Viewpoint making the case for the dismantlement of supply management for Canada's dairy, poultry, and egg industries

The ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Canada, are raising concerns among defenders of supply management policies for Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg industries. The federal government is undoubtedly feeling pressure at the negotiating table to modify the system. But rather than making cosmetic alterations to placate our international trading partners, it could instead seize this opportunity to put a definitive end to Canada's anachronistic supply management policies.

17 June 2015June 17, 2015
Economic Note providing an overview of the shale gas development debate from the point of view of landowners

The possibility of developing shale gas in the St. Lawrence Lowlands caused quite a stir in Quebec between 2008 and 2012. In this public debate, the projects put forward for developing this resource did not pass the test of social acceptability. The voices of environmentalist groups, well-organized and omnipresent in the media, carried further than those of industry promoters. Between these two poles, there are also those who have natural gas wells on their land.

27 May 2015May 27, 2015
The Globe and Mail, p. B04

The costs of supply management in Canada.

26 May 2015May 26, 2015
www.huffingtonpost.ca/yanick-labrie, p. Web

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

25 May 2015May 25, 2015
www.blogues.journaldemontreal.com/iedm, p. Web

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

4 April 2015April 4, 2015
www.iedm.org, p. Web

The concept of food miles.

29 April 2014April 29, 2014
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. Web

The supply management model in agriculture.

16 June 2013June 16, 2013

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