Mad Cow Chaos in Canada: Was It Just Bad Luck or Did Government Policies Play a Role?
AbstractThe authors here argue that government policies helped to bring about a boom in the Canadian beef industry, but these policies also contributed to the industry's vulnerable structure, which then led to financial chaos with the discovery of BSE in Alberta in 2003. The paper describes the genesis of the problem, the impact of the discovery of BSE, the responses of the federal and provincial governments, and the exacerbating effects of protectionism in foreign markets. The authors highlight key changes that must occur if Canadian beef is to compete successfully in the international marketplace over the long term.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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