Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Save the Meyers family farm from the Trenton Military base
  • Petitioned Thomas Mulcair

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Leader of the Opposition
Thomas Mulcair
Minister of Agriculture
Gerry Ritz
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Minister of National Defence of Canada
The Honourable Rob Nicholson
Member of Parliament
Mark Eyking
Member of Parliament - National Defence (Liberal Party)
Joyce Murray
Member of Parliament - National Defence (NDP)
Jack Harris

Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Save the Meyers family farm from the Trenton Military base

    1. Susan Berry
    2. Petition by

      Susan Berry

      Oakville, Canada

"They don't make prime farmland anymore" are the words of 86 year old Frank Meyers, who is farming his 2 century old family farm next door to the Canadian Military Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario. 

The Canadian forces, and our Prime Minister, have decided they need his 220 acres of prime land to build a weapons trainning base and are forcing Frank Myers out this winter, after his last corn harvet. (Oh, they Canadian Military already has a training base in Ottawa, but have decided they want to move it).

Once that farmland is gone, it's never coming back.  There is still time to save the land so that future generations have food security.  There are lots of places to engage in military training, but it doesn't have to happen on prime farmland.  Let's support Frank Myers and future generations of food producers!

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    • Lorraine Muller MONTREAL, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      What a short-sighted decision. They could have built elsewhere. We need to have the ability to feed ourselves independently of imports...

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    • Aaron Smith VICTORIA, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      this is not right

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    • dwight tingle PORT COQUITLAM BC, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      stop taking farm land the goverment has enough land

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    • Mark Hoffe ST. JOHN'S, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      I value investing in real food and the freedom to grow it so we can sustain the lives of Canadians in a wholesome way, not train them to willingly send themselves to slaughter for unwholesome political agendas.

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    • Amy Renaud VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Franks farm is the essence of Canada. Working the land for a living, putting blood sweat and tears into our efforts. It is anti- Canadian to take this mans legacy from him for a military base.

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