the egg farming industry by comparing the Canadian supply management systems to broader global food policies, changing how the Canadian market impacts, or is impacted by, international trade.
Canada’s system of supply management for foods such as eggs is designed to make sure production matches demand, giving Canadians access to high quality, fresh eggs from local farmers. It’s important to continuously analyze the sustainability and resiliency of this system. Enter the University of Waterloo’s Bruce Muirhead, Egg Farmers of Canada’s research chair in public policy. By comparing international agricultural policies, Muirhead gives context to the Canadian system of supply management.
His research has led to a better understanding of the impact of the country’s system on international trade discussions and how it can ensure fresh, local, high quality eggs for all Canadians.