Quebec maple syrup cartel finds itself in a sticky situation

Its attempt to maintain high prices is leading to more international competition

Quebec maple syrup cartel finds itself in a sticky situationMaple syrup is a sticky business in Quebec. The establishment of a government-sanctioned cartel in 2000, which was later backed by a stringent quota-based system in 2004, compels over 7,000 producers to sell high volumes of the golden syrup. About 700 small farms are exempt from this system, and can sell directly to the public.…

Dark days ahead for supply management

Drop in milk price presages threat from CETA to supply management

Dark days ahead for supply managementDark days are ahead for supply management in Canada. For the first time in 22 years, the Canadian Dairy Commission has decided to reduce the price of milk at farmgate by 1 per cent. The price reductions will commence in February. Under its supply management regime, established in 1966, the Commission’s mandate has been to…
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