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TPP Poll: We want our free-trade cake

There is strong support for Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry producers despite our strong belief in the importance of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Make that cheesecake, because there is still strong support for Canada’s supply management system for dairy and poultry producers despite Canadians’ equally strong belief in the importance of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. (Other TPP members, such as New Zealand and the U.S., have asserted that supply management is incompatible with the deal being negotiated.) And while they understand that marketing boards increase the prices they pay for food, a strong majority of 1,141 respondents polled by Forum Research for Canadian Business on June 26 insists that the Harper government must bargain hard to preserve them.

Do you agree or disagree the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be good for Canada’s economy?


 

Is supply management a good thing or a bad thing for Canada’s economy?


 

How important is it for the government to protect this system of supply management in dairy and poultry products?


 

As far as you know, do Canadians pay more than others for milk and cheese or not?


 

Do you agree or disagree that paying a higher price for dairy and poultry products than others is a fair trade-off for protecting dairy and poultry farmers from foreign competition?