Sylvain Charlebois - Senior Fellow - Atlantic Institute for Market Studies

A meatless Canada? No, but we're becoming more discerning

By Sylvain Charlebois - Senior Fellow - Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
March 13, 2018 - 11:28am Updated: March 13, 2018 - 12:34pm

Canadians love meat but other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour and is trying to make insect consumption mainstream.

Duties may look like attractive, simple mechanisms to protect domestic interests. But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs
Duties may look like attractive, simple mechanisms to protect domestic interests. But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs Troy Media

Trade wars, food fights and a budget that ignores it all

By Sylvain Charlebois - Senior Fellow - Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
March 6, 2018 - 9:37am

The ugly face of protectionism is slowly making its way across the globe. With trade wars looming on several fronts, including in the agri-food sector, Canada's federal government seems resolved to lose.