Each dollar you spend on locally made products stays here in Canada benefitting farmers, businesses, taxpayers, and you, the hard-working Canadian.
From repairing roads, to funding schools, the taxes paid by the Canadian dairy sector support important infrastructure projects across the country – and in your community.
Canadian dairy farmers take great care to raise happy, healthy cows, and to produce great quality milk. As a part of that commitment, we often invest in genetics and other innovative scientific research that benefit all Canadians.
Every dollar you spend on Canadian dairy products stays in Canada, and supports local businesses and employees working hard to keep your Canadian milk pure and fresh.
Whether by helping out in community activities, actively participating in district school boards, or sponsoring local events, Canadian dairy farmers have always been an integral part of their communities.
Supporting local businesses in all industries is important to Canadian dairy farmers, which is why they do their best to buy local farming equipment and feed for their cows.
Consuming Canadian dairy products is not only a healthy choice for your family, it’s also a great choice for our national and local economies. Buying Canadian dairy means investing in Canada, and your community.
contributed to Canada’s GDP+
That’s $8.1 billion from dairy farming alone, plus $10.8 billion from processing.✕
supported by Canadian dairy farming & processing+
That means 1 out of 100 Canadian jobs are created by the dairy industry. In some regions of Ontario, the dairy industry supports up to 4 in 10 jobs.✕
contributed in taxes+
These taxes provide the nurses, teachers and infrastructure we all value.✕
In negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canada is being pressured by foreign interests to significantly alter our current system. This puts at risk the equality, stability and self-sufficiency of our dairy industry - an industry that has become a source of pride for Canadians.
Canadian milk is produced following strict regulations, ensuring it is safe, pure, and free from artificial growth hormones.
Foreign dairy products may not live up to the same high standards we have in Canada.
Are you willing to sacrifice the quality and safety of the milk you drink?
The Canadian dairy industry is the engine that drives regional economies, and sustains hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Significantly changing our dairy industry will impact the livelihood of 215,000 farmers, plant workers, expert services and families across Canada.
Are you willing to sacrifice the jobs and livelihood of many of your fellow Canadians?
Canadian dairy farmers are committed to providing the best care for their cows, including: comfortable housing on family farms, a nutritious diet, and round-the-clock care.
Deregulated markets have bigger farms, just so farmers can live to produce milk another day.
Are you willing to sacrifice high standards for animal care and safety?
Canadian dairy farmers work hard to preserve Canada’s land, water, and air for future generations by adopting environmentally-friendly practices.
With the environment being a top concern for Canadians, damaging a reliable and conscientious industry is like taking ten steps backwards.
Are you willing to sacrifice the environment in exchange for more open markets?
Do you support great quality milk produced locally, and our farmers as a key strength of our Canadian economy?
Purchasing and enjoying Canadian dairy products is a great first step. We need you to express that support by contacting your federal Member of Parliament.
Showing your support is as simple as filling out and sending the form below. See what other Canadians are saying about their milk, here.
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