What does Canada’s participation in the Trans Pacific Partnership really mean to supply management? Will Canada give up some or all of the supply management pillars in the face of trade opportunities for other agricultural products? While there are no clear cut answers as of yet, TPP negotiations are most certainly a topic of interest for Canada’s dairy farmers.
Bruce Muirhead, professor with the University of Waterloo, spoke at this year’s Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, and outlined what the countries involved in the TPP were pushing for. In this video, Muirhead explains why he believes supply management is a good system for Canadian dairy farmers and what would have to happen for Canada to participate in more dairy export markets.
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