A $4.3 Billion PR Problem

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“Canada reaches TPP trade deal, will pay out $4.3 billion to farmers” “Harper hails TPP, promises $4.3 billion to protect farmers” “Harper promises $4.3B for dairy farmers” Dairy and poultry farmers across Canada may have been disappointed to see the federal government open the border to more imports in the Trans-Pacific Partnership announcement on Monday, but deep down there was likely a feeling of relief that the damage to supply management was not as bad as it could have been. At least at first glance. There had been talk that Canada would open up 10 percent of its dairy market, but…

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