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LETTER: No answers on milk prices

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EDITOR:

I see columnist Alan Holman has joined the debate, nay, defence, of supply management in the Canadian dairy industry. They extol the virtues of it, with regard to protecting our dairy farmers. This is good.

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What none of these experts ever address is the question that many have asked, including Doug Moore recently in your paper- if this is such a great system for everyone (including consumers according to another guest opinion not long ago), why does a 4-litre jug of 1 per cent milk cost $4.47 in B.C. stores and that same jug of milk costs $6.49 here (45 per cent difference if you do the math)?

Can you see why low-income Islanders (and there are lots of them) may fail to see the glitter of supply management?

Lloyd Kerry,

Charlottetown

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