Milking Canadians: The Consumer Costs of Supply Management in the Dairy Industry

Connor Colvin Canadians pay more for dairy products than residents of almost any other developed country in the world. They shell out significantly more, for example, for milk, cheese, and butter than the United States. According to a report by the International Dairy Foods Association, dairy prices in Canada have increased by 59 per cent…

The Protectionist Market Regime of Canadian Dairy Farms

Freshta Raoufi  The Canadian Dairy Commission currently faces domestic and international pressures to change its course of action and adopt a free market principle. In an attempt to incentivize restaurant owners to buy Canadian cheese, the Canadian Supply Management Committee recently introduced a discount on mozzarella. The subsidy, however, further reveals the distortions present within…