Highlights / supply management

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Tragedy strikes cross-Canada farm education trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, both aged 55, were dairy farmers in Floradale, just outside Elmira, Ontario. Their cross-Canada trip aboard a farm-tractor came to a tragic end this week when they were hit by a large truck on a highway »

Economy, International

U.S. demands an end to Canada’s supply management

The North American Free Trade talks (NAFTA) are going badly and it increasingly looks like the U.S. side is trying to sabotage them on orders of the protectionist president Donald Trump. Sources have told the Canadian Press that U.S. negotiators »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Lumber wars: Duties and penalties as tactics

The cards are stacked- H Nelson Late Monday, the United States announced it would impose immediate countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports of up to 24 percent.  It also said the duties were retroactive to imports of 90 days »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Trans-Pacific Partnership and conflict with Canada’s supply management

The Canadian supply management programmes in dairy, poultry and eggs, have meant a fairly stable income and market for farmers in Canada. Many have said the new TPP international trade deal is threatening that. Anthony Winson (PhD) is a professor »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Politics

Canadian dairy farmers launch campaign over TPP trade talks

Dairy, egg, poultry worried about trade talks As negotiations near the final stage in a massive international free trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canada’s dairy industry and others are defending their turf. Canada has a number of supply managed commodities »