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Canadians Willing to Dump Supply Management in NAFTA Talks: Poll

Posted August 02, 2017

Under Economic Issues, Events, International Trade Issues

(Brian Platt – National Post)

With NAFTA negotiations expected to start within weeks, one of the touchiest issues for the Canadian government will be supply management — the quota system the dairy lobby fiercely protects and politicians fear to tread on.

It seems Canadians, however, take a more open-minded view. And they take it despite knowing very little about what supply management actually is or what products it affects.

A summer poll of 1,500 people conducted by the Angus Reid Institute (ARI) concludes a majority of Canadians are OK with using supply management as a bargaining chip during NAFTA talks, with 26 per cent saying we should immediately offer to scrap it and 45 per cent saying that should only be a last resort. Click here to read more.

Related: 6 in 10 Canadians Feel Liberals Ready to Tackle NAFTA Renegotiations: Ipsos Poll (Global News)