Canadian Poultry Magazine

Survey finds Canadians overwhelmingly support supply management

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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Public indicates strong support for homegrown dairy, eggs, chicken, and turkey.

A recent survey conducted by Abacus Data delves into Canadians’ perspectives on the food system and the value they place on the system of supply management.

According to the findings, nine in 10 Canadians say it’s important to them that the dairy, eggs, chicken and turkey they buy come from Canada.

This sentiment is strong across multiple demographics and geographical regions, reflecting a shared belief in the benefits of this approach.


With over 339,000 jobs generated, a staggering $30.1 billion contribution to Canada’s GDP, and an annual infusion of $5.95 billion in tax contributions, supply management ensures not only dependable access to homegrown goods, but a vibrant and prosperous agricultural landscape.

The Abacus survey highlights that 94 per cent of Canadians consider it a ‘good thing’ when they hear that local dairy, poultry and egg products are produced with high standards of food safety and animal care under supply management.

Furthermore, a remarkable 92 per cent of Canadians express confidence in the food safety and animal welfare of dairy, chicken, turkey, and eggs produced at home because of supply management.

Notable findings include:

  • 97 per cent of respondents feel it is important that Canada has strong domestic food supply chains that allow us to produce enough food to feed Canadians year-round; and
  • 94 per cent of Canadians prefer their dairy, eggs, chicken, and turkey products to be produced locally and in Canada under supply management.

The survey was conducted online with a sample size of 2,000 adult Canadians from November 9 to 12, 2023.

For more detailed results from the survey, click here.

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