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Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential
May 6, 2014 - Nicholas Li

Consumers should blame government policy, not retail price gouging for large Canada-US price gaps, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US...

May 22, 2013 - Marty McKendry and Robert Mysicka

Governments in Canada maintain monopolies in certain sectors of the economy through regulations that advance private interests at an unreasonable cost to consumers, according to a report from the...

Putting the Market Back in Dairy Marketing
March 13, 2013 - Colin Busby and Daniel Schwanen

Canada’s controversial but politically untouchable dairy supply management system can be reformed, while addressing the concerns of wary politicians, consumers tired of overpaying for milk and...

June 23, 2011 - Al Loyns and Richard Pedde

Ending the monopoly power of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) makes sense, owing to its apparent inability to deliver strong returns for farmers, while limiting farmers’ choices on sales practices,...

No turning back for Canada now that dairy protection is finally on TPP table: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
By Lawrence Herman Once the genie is out, it’s nigh impossible to get it back into the trade negotiations bottle. That’s what happened in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks in Hawaii...
Canada can manage dairy supply without breaking its TPP promises: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Published in the Globe and Mail on July 27, 2015 Daniel Schwanen is vice president of research at the C.D. Howe Institute. On Tuesday, the trade ministers of 12 countries negotiating the Trans-...
Published in The Globe and Mail on June 30, 2015 By Christopher Ragan Christopher Ragan is an associate professor of economics at McGill University in Montreal and a research fellow at the C.D. Howe...

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