By turning the focus on Canadian dairy farming, U.S. President Donald Trump has unwittingly helped to remind us why supply management is key to treating farmers fairly.
The TPP would open some of Canada's dairy market to imports from the U.S., but less than what had been demanded by American dairy farmers.
Those who want to put global trade agreements ahead of made-in-Canada solutions are treating trade as a sacred cow, when really it's just bull.
The Conference Board of Canada's ideas for changing supply management are ill-conceived and self-serving. Let's do a quick review of why we have dairy supply management, and how it works.
This week, the Citizens Trade Campaign reported that farmers and labour groups across the Pacific region are demanding that dairy be taken out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement altogether.
As every year passes, more and more people are forced to leave home looking for work elsewhere. Rural communities are hollowing out.