If you buy eggs in BC, you are literally paying for the BC Egg Marketing Board’s propaganda:
The British Columbia Egg Marketing Board, speaking for the province’s egg farmers who control it, routinely laments the growing tendency of consumers to save a buck or so a dozen by buying eggs in the U.S.
Yet B.C.’s biggest egg grading and distribution company, which is owned in significant part by many of those same producers, annually imports hundreds of thousands of dozens of low-cost American eggs and then resells them to consumers at Canadian prices.
In recent years, the imports by egg-grading companies approached a million dozen, nearly half the estimated two million dozen a year bought by B.C. cross-border shoppers. [...]
The upshot is that the B.C. egg producers, through their control of the Egg Marketing Board, can limit the number of hens and thus the total egg production in the province. Many of these same producers, through their ownership of Golden Valley, also stand to profit when American eggs are brought in.
Meanwhile, the hypocrites slander the quality of the same eggs they buy cheap to resell to us chumps in BC: