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 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.”
Moving to a free market for currently supply-managed goods would reduce Canadian grocery bills, offer more choices to consumers, and improve trade relations.
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.
La CAQ compte faciliter l’agriculture à petite échelle et l’émergence des nouveaux modèles d’affaires dans ce secteur habituellement plus traditionnel.
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.
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.
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?
Canada does not need a food policy.
Although we take supermarkets for granted, our access to such a quantity and variety of food products on demand and at any time of year is absolutely remarkable. This “miracle” is all the more impressive given that it is the result of spontaneous and voluntary collaboration between millions of people, most of whom will never meet. This paper will examine the historical evolution and the current operation of supermarkets and the numerous intermediaries that supply them, using the analytical framework of the Austrian School of Economics.