Canadians need better value for their products. Supply management in the dairy industry has been a hot issue. The financial post had a story about how our big dairy industry had to import butter. They didn’t run out of butter, but more specifically,
they ran out of the cream used to churn it just before the Christmas baking rush. The Dairy Commission, a Crown Corporation granted a permit to import 4000 tonnes of cream from New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, and Uruguay. 4000 tonnes of cream equals 8.8 million pounds of butter. If you have supply management, it’s up to them to ensure that there is supply.