To date Canada has not had a single bank failure this year. Why? They did not chop away at financial regulation as we have in the U.S.
The dairy farm pricing system, in place for nearly 40 years, has sustained farm families and perhaps more importantly farm communities.
One group in Canada promotes elimination of the Canadian dairy pricing system. Seems this year as with all years Canada is not competitive on the world market. I would think their timing is off a bit this year but, here is a link: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/newsrelease
And here is a link on the subject from Dairy Farmers of Canada: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2009/23/c4095.html
As one Canadian Amish farmer recently said, "The only time dairy is down in Canada is when a cow has milk fever."