Canadians prefer fresh, high-quality Canadian food to those commodities from the U.S. Food security and sovereignty is too important to be left to ideologues.
It is the same with eggs. A surplus of production over consumption in the U.S. has driven down the cost to unsustainable levels, for farmers at least, writes Bruce Muirhead. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Recent stories have been shedding a negative light on supply management, the Canadian system that matches domestic demand with domestic supply in dairy, eggs, and poultry.
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Climate change played a prominent role in the Speech from the Throne last week, as Governor General Julie Payette says the government's promise to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 is 'ambitious, but necessary.'
Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'