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Opinion: A change to supply management won’t kill the family farm. Inertia will

August 14, 2015

Canada has finally placed the future of supply management on the table in TPP trade talks. However, with the election call, what’s at stake is not just the future of supply management, but our nation’s reputation. Our dairy sector deserves a comprehensive vision for its future by our Parliament, regardless of who is in power. Whether dairy farmers realize it or not, many more years of production under supply management will only bring greater uncertainty and grief.

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor at the Food Institute, University of Guelph

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Canada concludes Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine (CUFTA)

July 15, 2015

Prime Minister Harper highlighted the inclusion of Ukraine as a priority emerging market under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan and as one of Canada’s development countries of focus.

Once the Agreement enters into force, Canada and Ukraine will immediately eliminate duties on 99.9 per cent and 86 per cent of respective current imports, thereby benefiting both Canadian and Ukrainian exporters and consumers. Canadian agriculture exporters will benefit from duty-free access for beef, pulses, grains, canola oil, processed foods and animal feed.

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