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Sylvain Charlebois
Sylvain Charlebois

Associate Researcher

Sylvain Charlebois is associate professor of marketing and Associate Dean of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. He teaches strategic and international marketing at the graduate level at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Regina. Mr. Charlebois was named 2007, 2008 and 2009 professor of the year there, and in 2006 Maclean's magazine recognized him as one of the best professors at his university. He has written numerous scientific articles published in Canada and abroad. Originally from Quebec, he holds a doctorate in marketing, magna cum laude, from the University of Sherbrooke. His area of expertise covers agricultural policy in particular. 

The Gazette, p. B07

Supply management in dairy farming.

13 May 2013May 13, 2013
Le Soleil, p. 23
The price of basic food products varies from one region to another.
23 February 2009February 23, 2009, p. Web
The factors responsible for the current food crisis and solutions to fix the situation.
11 January 2009January 11, 2009
La Presse, p. A-15
The listeria crisis in Canada.
6 January 2009January 6, 2009
L'actualité alimentaire, p. 12
The Listeria outbreak in Canada.
31 October 2008October 31, 2008
La Presse, p. A-21
An obsolete, costly and unfair system: supply management.
29 July 2008July 29, 2008, p. Web
The world food crisis.
5 July 2008July 5, 2008
Le Droit (Gatineau), p. 17
The world food crisis.
9 June 2008June 9, 2008
The Edmonton Journal, p. A-14
The world food crisis.
5 June 2008June 5, 2008
Economic Note on the world food crisis.

It may sound counterintuitive, since countries tend to isolate themselves during difficult times, but the challenge of the current food crisis invites all nations to agree collectively to policies that promote trade. The protectionist policies of developed countries and the distorted trade rules they lead to in agriculture are the fundamental factors that prevent the adjustments in worldwide food production and distribution needed to meet increased demand from emerging countries. A freer trade environment would allow more flexibility and innovation in order to adapt to market conditions, as in any other sector or industry.

3 June 2008June 3, 2008
La Presse, p. A-23
How the food crisis affects Canada.
30 April 2008April 30, 2008
Le Quotidien (Chicoutimi), p. 10
The tabling of the Commission sur l’avenir de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire québécois' report.
15 February 2008February 15, 2008
Le Soleil, p. 21
The cost of milk regulation in Quebec.
1 February 2008February 1, 2008
Economic Note on an obsolete, costly and unfair system: supply management

Despite a worldwide trend toward market liberalization and competition, most politicians and people involved in Quebec agriculture maintain a vigorous defence of supply management of certain farm products. Supply management is the mechanism by which milk, poultry and egg producers in Canada (most of them located in Quebec and Ontario) adjust production to protect their incomes. To this end, domestic demand is evaluated arbitrarily, and efforts are made to match this with production of the goods covered by the scheme.

23 August 2007August 23, 2007


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