Canadians flocking to U.S. for cheap milk: sign of larger problem?
Earlier this year dust was raised in Washington state when Bellingham, WA locals began complaining about Canadians driving over the border to buy their milk at Costco. Why? Because it was cheaper in Washington than it was north of the border. Garth Whyte at the Vancouver Sun has some thoughts he's sharing on the situation:
Our dairy industry is stuck in the '70s. The world has changed a lot since then. People are on the move and that includes crossing borders and seeing first-hand how we fare compared with others. If milk is 50-per-cent cheaper at a U.S. Costco, people will find out quickly, and that applies to pretty much every consumer good out there. Nothing will stop us from finding out how much one litre of milk, a dozen eggs, or your favourite type of cheese costs in other markets.