Canada's dairy, poultry and egg farmers teamed up to host a 1950's style pop-up diner in downtown Ottawa to celebrate the high-quality food they deliver every day under the system of supply management. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Egg Farmers of Canada
June 5, 2015 - Canada's dairy, poultry and egg farmers teamed up to host a 1950's style pop-up diner in downtown Ottawa yesterday to celebrate the high-quality food they deliver every day under the system of supply management.
More than 2000 breakfast and lunch sandwiches made with fresh, local ingredients from supply-managed farms were served to Members of Parliament, Senators, Hill staffers and the public. Voluntary cash donations to Food Banks Canada were accepted.
Farmers were also on hand to share how the stability provided by supply management allows them to deliver a stable supply of superior food products, contribute meaningfully to national and rural economies, and give back to their local communities.
Supply management ensures that domestic production of dairy, poultry and eggs meets Canadians' demand. Farmers agree to follow a consistent set of rules and, in turn, receive a fair return for their work and investment. Research shows that 82 per cent of Canadians believe that supply management is good for Canada, while 95 per cent of consumers agree a stable supply of safe, Canadian food is important.