Eat Local

            

Beauharnois-Salaberry is an agriculturally rich riding. Our farmers produce abundant quantities of corn, soybeans, milk, fruits and vegetables. We also have cattle farms. Our region is sometimes called the garden of Quebec. More and more supermarkets and neighborhood grocers provide local food but there is still a long way to go to get a healthy local food supply because of gaps in distribution networks and a lack of awareness within our institutions. This is a common situation across Canada.

On June 17, 2013, Anne Quach introduced bill C-539 to promote locally grown produce. The goal is to create a nation-wide buy-local strategy and establish a procurement policy for all federal institutions. By creating a framework that favours local food products, we can support Canadian farmers, create jobs and reduce pollution resulting from transportation.  

On March 27th, the House of Commons will start his study of this bill. Show your support by signing the petition and sharing the information that we will suggest here and on my facebook page during the coming weeks.

To watch the legislative process and read the bill, click here.

 

The organizations that supports the bill:

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

Farmers’ Markets Canada

Food Secure Canada

Alberta Food Matters

BC Food Systems Network

Meal Exchange

Farm to Cafeteria Canada

L’Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA)

Food Sovereignty Coalition

Solidarité rurale du Québec

Équiterre

Conférence régionale des élus Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent

Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec

Association des Marchés publics du Québec

 

NDP STATEMENT ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Pan-canadian food Stratégie

Everyone needs to eat.

PRESS RELEASE: SECOND READING FOR PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL C-539

Petition to support C-539

Grow the Local Economy by Eating Locally