Over the weekend, Stephen Harper promised to continue to uphold supply management.
Canada insulates the supply-managed sector – eggs, dairy and poultry – from most international competition with high tariff walls. Ottawa is resisting taking down these trade barriers in global trade talks as well as free trade negotiations with the European Union. Mr. Harper pledged Sunday that this won’t change and that he would “continue to resolutely defend supply management in current and future trade agreements.”
This pits Mr. Harper directly against the hypothetical Canadian Economists Party.