Categories: BusinessCanadian NewsOpinionPolitics

For Canada Ending Supply Management Is The Right Choice

The average Canadian family pays almost $600 more per year for eggs, chicken and dairy.

Families with kids spend, on average, over $1,200 a year on supply-managed groceries. Amounting to roughly a 2.4% “implicit tax” each year on the annual income of low-income families, while also impacting low-income families five times as much as high-income ones.

Where does this fairly large amount of cash go to?

It goes to 9000 farmers who are rapidly consolidating into larger and larger conglomerates, who realistically could compete against American producers, the same way our other agricultural sectors continue to battle based on merit day in and day out.

So why are we continue to support this group?

Some argue that it is because of unfair subsidies provided by the American government or due to loss of quality control, or the loss of small farmers, or even a loss of Canadian production.

But that argument simply makes no sense as we already provide over 7 times the level of subsidies as the United States when it comes to supplying management and dairy, farms have been transitioning to consolidation worldwide(regardless of policy), and quality control/Canadian production could be maintained through other legal avenues/through the free market.

So why are we actually stuck in this system?

Realistically it is due to large amounts of political lobbying (over $100 million per year) aimed at every single party within the country.

This deep connection and even deeper pockets have allowed an extremely small group of people to hijack the nation’s economy for their own gains.

Today we can finally discuss this topic openly, and Donald Trump has provided us with the perfect opportunity to remove a system which has provided near to no benefits to the Canadian population while continuously disadvantaging low-income households with children.

Perhaps we should take the opportunity and free ourselves from the clutches of supply management and the lobbies which push it.

What do you think? Let us know by commenting below!

Comments are closed.

Share
Published by
Ali Taghva

Recent Posts

  • Culture
  • Opinion
  • Politics

CARPAY: Ending mandatory student union fees is fair and just

If student unions are truly good and wonderful, providing immense benefits to all their members, then why must university students…

2 hours ago
  • Canadian News
  • Politics

Canadian ISIS fighter admits to narrating gruesome execution videos

Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed admitted he helped produce ISIS propaganda videos

3 hours ago
  • Canadian News
  • Politics

Justin Trudeau asked if Wilson-Raybould experienced political pressure “differently”

In a jab at comments made by the Prime Minister on allegations that he groped a female journalist approximately 18…

4 hours ago
  • Editorial
  • Opinion
  • Politics

Veterans and Indigenous community turning against Trudeau after Wilson-Raybould resignation

“When you’re saying you’re being demoted and you’re being sent to veterans affairs, it’s a slap in the face for…

6 hours ago
  • 2019 Election
  • Canadian News

NDP bleeds out as director of communications resigns after less than a year on the job

The newly hired director of communications for the NDP, Kerry Pither has resigned from her position in the party.

8 hours ago
  • Alberta News
  • Canadian News

Antifa attempts to block truck convoy en route to Ottawa, fails

One Antifa protestor is depicted in the video holding a banner that reads "NO LINES EXPANSION, SHUT IT DOWN".

9 hours ago