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Petitioning Leader of the Opposition Thomas Mulcair and 8 others

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

"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!

Letter to
Leader of the Opposition Thomas Mulcair
Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudeau
and 6 others
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
Leader, NDP / Chef, NPD Thomas Mulcair
Save the Meyers family farm from the Trenton Military base
In 1796, years before Canada became a country, the Meyers family obtained a productive tract of prime farmland. For almost 220 years, the family has kept the land in production, providing Canadians with safe, local food.
Now Mr. Meyers has been forced off his land to build in order to relocate a military base from Ottawa to CFB Trenton.

As Mr. Meyers points out, they don't make prime farmland anymore. This is it. Once it's gone, it's gone. 3 generations from now, our children will not be thanking us for failing to protect productive land and ensure food security.

It's not too late to stop the land from being taken away from Mr. Meyers. He's still ready and able to farm and wants to pass the land down to his family. You can stop the expansion of CFB Trenton and protect this land from unnecessary development.

Please reconsider this decision and give Mr. Meyers (and his neighbours) back his land.