The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Bennett Jones LLP invite you to a panel discussion on
Dairy Policy Reform in Canada and the United States:
Protection at Home or International Trade?
The 17th in the Canada Institute’s One Issue, Two Voices series featuring leading national dairy policy experts
Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Joseph Balagtas, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
with comments and analysis by Milos Barutciski,
Partner and Co-Chair, International Trade and Investment, Bennett Jones LLP
For several decades, dairy policies in Canada and the United States have protected and supported domestic dairy industries. Regulations have taken different forms undefined supply management in Canada, and complex pricing rules in the United States undefined but both systems hurt consumers, shield domestic dairy from foreign competition, and jeopardize efforts to participate in proposed international free-trade negotiations.
Panelists Martha Hall Findlay and Joe Balagtas will assess the progress to date on implementing dairy policy reforms and discuss the cost of inaction in terms of global competitiveness undefined in particular, international dairy markets. David Biette, director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, will serve as moderator.
This panel will be particularly relevant to public policy and trade policy analysts, international business people, trade scholars, members of the academic and legal communities, and the general public with an interest in Canada/U.S. bilateral issues.