The Canadian Dairy Commission (French: Commission canadienne du lait) is a Canadian government Crown corporation created in 1966 under the Canadian Dairy Commission Act (1966–1967). According to the Act, CDC is mandated to "provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality."[1]

The CDC also chairs the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee, which coordinates the management of industrial milk supplies in Canada. .[2]

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food is responsible for the Canadian Dairy Commission.

Supply management

The Canadian Dairy Commission is responsible for determining the price that farmers receive for raw milk. This is done by the CDC in consultation with provincial officials. Factors considered when setting the price include production costs, the current market price, and consumers’ ability to pay.[3]


  1. ^ "CDC mandate". Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ "CDC homepage". 
  3. ^ "Milk, for all it's worth: How prices are set", The Chronicle Herald, December 21, 2013, retrieved November 8, 2015 

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