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NDP leader Adrian Dix, centre, looks in the window of a pizza shop near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday April 1, 2013.
NDP leader Adrian Dix, centre, looks in the window of a pizza shop near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday April 1, 2013.
(Darryl Dyck/The Globe and Mail)

SEAN SILCOFF

The sour smell of Canada’s milk and cheese rules

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Silly rules make people do strange things to flout them. Consider a bizarre trade case between Canada’s milk producers and a supplier to Pizza Pizza, J. Cheese Inc., which has found a laughably sneaky way to get past Canada’s import rules around milk and cheese. It probably shouldn’t be allowed, but J. Cheese isn’t the problem – our artificial dairy supply regime is.