2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Manitoba introducing provincial surcharge on transfer of marketing quota

A reader of this blog has brought to my attention a budgetary measure being introduced in Manitoba which will see a 2% provincial surcharge imposed on the transfer of dairy, egg and poultry quota in the province.  I have reported on several cases involving the Dairy Farmers of Ontario quota transfer assessment (15%), but the Manitoba plan differs in that the levy is a provincial surcharge on top of any other assessment that may be imposed by the marketing board itself.  Is this a new tax?  Will other provinces follow Manitoba's lead?

The levy was announced as part of Manitoba's provincial budget earlier this year.  Read the AgCanada article on producer response to the levy at: AgCanada.

Read the response of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) at: Letter to Hon. Stan Struthers.