Canadian Dairy Commission

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The Canadian Dairy Commission (French: Commission canadienne du lait) is a Canadian government Crown corporation created in 1966 under the Canadian Dairy Commission Act (1966–1967). According to the Act, CDC is mandated to "provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality."[1]

The CDC also chairs the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee, which coordinates the management of industrial milk supplies in Canada. .[2]

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food is responsible for the Canadian Dairy Commission.

Supply management[edit]

The Canadian Dairy Commission is responsible for determining the price for milk that processors or consumers must pay as part of the policy of supply management.A Factors considered when setting the price include production costs, the current market price for the goods, and how much money the Commission thinks farmers should make.[3] The Canadian Dairy Commission is composed mostly of dairy farmers.


A.^ The CDC determines "support prices", a guide used by provincial marketing boards to establish the price that processors (and therefore ultimately consumers) must pay for raw milk.[4]


  1. ^ "CDC mandate". Retrieved 2010-06-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ "CDC homepage". 
  3. ^ Hall Findlay, Martha; Margarita Gres (June 2012). "SUPPLY MANAGEMENT: PROBLEMS, POLITICS – AND POSSIBILITIES" (PDF). The School of Public Policy SPP Research Papers (University of Calgary School of Public Policy) 5 (19): 1–33. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ CDC Web site

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