Supply management

Martha Hall Findlay has been correct on the need to dismantle agricultural tariffs and quotas for years. She continues to be right.

Much has been written about the need to dismantle supply management, our archaic controlled market system that applies to the production of dairy, poultry, and eggs in Canada. Only in these three areas, merely 6% of Canada’s farmers, do we continue to fix prices, impose extremely high tariffs to keep those prices high, and control production. It is a regulated cartel.

In principle, the supposedly free-market Tories should be all over this one, but rural people tend to vote Tory, and in a contest between principles and self-interest, the former invariably get shown the door.