By Karen Briere and Barbara Duckworth, The Western Producer, April 27, 2017
Canadian dairy farmers say they won’t be cowed by criticism from other countries — or other Canadians — about their supply managed system.
However, they are getting weary of being under attack.
“It would be nice to not be the centre of attention,” said Dairy Farmers of Manitoba chair David Wiens.
The system set up in the 1970s to manage the supply of domestic milk, eggs and poultry has long had its critics. Countries such as New Zealand, Australia and the United States haven’t been shy about their anti-supply management opinion, particularly during trade talks.