Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Milk Farmers Heading to Ottawa by Tractor to Protest Lax Rule Enforcement

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Milk Farmers Heading to Ottawa by Tractor to Protest Lax Rule Enforcement

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Quebec milk producers heading to Ottawa

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QUEBEC - Milk farmers from all over Quebec began travelling to Ottawa by tractor on Monday in a protest aimed at getting the federal government to enforce existing rules governing supply management in their industry.

Dairy farmers say they are losing tens of thousands of dollars a year because federal inspectors allegedly aren't doing their jobs.

The milk farmers are planning to hold a rally on Parliament Hill on Thursday to show their discontent.

Their specific complaint is that a U.S. protein -- known as diafiltered milk -- is being used in Canadian cheese products.

Canada's supply management system guarantees milk farmers a price and a demand for their products.

The laws also impose a heavy tariff on milk products entering from the United States. …

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