30,000 Litres of Milk Wasted Because of Government Policy
30,000 litres. That’s how much milk one Ontario farmer allegedly had to dump because he produced more than his government-sanctioned quota allowed him last month.
Strawberries in January
According to the provincial government, Quebecers need to show a little restraint in their energy use, or else Hydro-Québec will soon be unable to keep up with demand.
Inflation: Blame the Bank of Canada, and Supply Managed Industries
The official figures are out, but you probably already felt it in your wallet. The growth of the Consumer Price Index remained steady at 6.9% in October.
Supply management and economics 101
Supply management is an artificial control of the dairy supply through quotas and controlling imports “as a means of setting stable prices for both farmers and consumers.”
It’s time for Canada’s protectionist barriers to fall
Moving to a free market for currently supply-managed goods would reduce Canadian grocery bills, offer more choices to consumers, and improve trade relations.
Organic food during a famine?
Two thirds of Canadians bought organic groceries on a weekly basis in 2020, but with the rising cost of food, families are having to make tough decisions at the cash register.
S’affranchir du modèle seigneurial
La CAQ compte faciliter l’agriculture à petite échelle et l’émergence des nouveaux modèles d’affaires dans ce secteur habituellement plus traditionnel.
Allowing New Agricultural Models to Emerge
The rising prices of agricultural lands and the difficulties these pose to the next generation of farmers are a recurring topic in Quebec news media. Taking note of the situation, the Quebec government has tabled Bill 103.
Red Tape Reduction in the Agriculture Industry in Alberta: A Low-Hanging Fruit
In order to not just rebuild but also enhance economic opportunity, Alberta needs to carefully consider policy choices that will allow it to lead and to grow.
Self-Sufficiency Is Not the Best Policy
The Quebec government has lately been promoting the idea of becoming self-sufficient in the production of food. Just how much are we willing to pay for this dubious benefit?