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The debate over Canada’s dairy tariff supply management system

At the G7 summit U.S. President Donald Trump had tough words about Canada’s supply management system, which levies a tariff of 270 per cent on milk, 245 per cent on cheese and 298 per cent on butter in an effort to keep imports out and tightly control supply. Is it time for the system to go? Dairy farmer Julaine Treur and Sylvain Charlebois of Dalhousie University explain both sides of the argument.

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