Martha Hall Findlay’s attack on supply management is good for her, better for the Liberals
Andrew Coyne Jun 22, 2012 – 7:44 PM ET | Last Updated: Jun 22, 2012 7:48 PM ET
There are issues that are more important than supply management. There are parties that have more support than the Liberal party, and there are people with a higher profile than Martha Hall Findlay. How is it, then, that an academic paper by a former Liberal MP on an issue that remains obscure to most Canadians has raised such a fuss? I can think of a few reasons.
One is the issue itself — the system of supply quotas that has governed dairy, poultry and egg production across Canada for the last four decades. It is timely, with the announcement that Canada will be joining negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a nascent free trade bloc the government is anxious Canada should be part of, admission to which was until now conditional on the elimination of supply management. It may still be: the government has not been forthcoming on what terms it has accepted, or would in future.............http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/201 ... -liberals/