29-07-2014 00:23 AM | Canada

Canada's surreal milk market

The battle over 3L packages of milk reads like a parody of Canada’s costly and stifling penchant for over-regulation and ill-considered protection of domestic lobbies.

One might think that the size of container would be a matter for processors, stores and customers to work out. So long as the milk is safe and the containers accurately labelled, why should the provincial government decide how much milk a person buys? If we can buy three 1L cartons, why should a 3L jug be illegal?

But rational thinking is heresy in a country where every ounce of milk is governed by a tangle of regulations, in part because a cumbersome system called supply management protects existing farmers.
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