Tag: Al Mussell

Report lists foreign support policies that potentially hurt Canadian agriculture

It’s been over 20 years since most of today’s rules on government agriculture support aimed at reducing trade distorting programs were agreed to in the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Agriculture. Over time, countries have adapted and found ways to circumvent limits and continue providing support to domestic… Read more »

TPP Could Escalate Canadian Dairy’s Excess Skim Milk Problem

The Canadian dairy sector’s problem with too much skim milk supply could get worse if the Trans-Pacific Partnership becomes reality, according to analysis done by Al Mussell and his colleagues at Agri-Food Economic Systems. Milk, in simple terms, consists of butterfat and skim milk, with Canada’s dairy quota production system based on demand for butterfat. As… Read more »

Al Mussell – Does Canada Need to Dismantle Supply Management in the TPP?

This week the George Morris Center released a paper, which discusses the TPP negotiations and the potential impact on supply management.  Al Mussell is the author of the report and he strongly believes that the TPP / supply management discussion is not an all or none scenario. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Al Mussell believes that Canadian trade negotiators can… Read more »