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Petition to Lawrence MacAulay

End food waste in Canada!

French | English Every year, $31 billion of food ends up in a landfill in Canada alone. This isn't just stale bread and mouldy produce. This is good to eat food of all sorts. Produce, dairy, grain, protein, and everything outside of those. Yet, nearly one million Canadians rely on food banks each month, and about four million Canadians are "food insecure", of which 1.5 million are children. In 2015, the French government passed a law forbidding supermarkets from wasting and deliberately destroying food that can still be eaten. Instead, supermarkets have since been required to donate all unsold food products to charity such as food banks. A similar anti-food waste law can and should be implemented in Canada, nationwide. As it is, Quebec is now requiring that all supermarkets give unused food to foodbanks. Doing the same on a federal scale is not inconceivable. It is doable, and it is already being done in communities worldwide. In addition to the people who would be positively affected, food waste contributes greatly to climate change. Reducing food waste would benefit our environment. This petition urges the Govenment of Canada through the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture, to create a federal program to combat food waste. The program will: Bar supermarkets from intentionally destroying and wasting unsold, still edible food Require Canadian supermarkets to give unsold, still edible food to Canadian food banks Require Canadian supermarkets to give wrongfully packaged or damaged, still edible food to Canadian food banks The law passed in France began with a simple petition not much different from this, on this very website. That petition received over 200,000 signatures. Our goal is to obtain 100,000 and to gain national attention to this very real issue. With your support, we can make a difference, and we can show our government what matters to us.  We need you. We need your voice. We need your support. Please sign and share this petition to bring change and to bring this law into Canada! Use the #WhyWasteFood and #FoodDeservesBetter when sharing or discussing this campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! -- Learn more: A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global Help the environment, reduce food waste

Justin Kulik
105,073 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Peterborough Saturday Market Board & City of Peterborough

#NoPinkSlips - Stop Farmers from being kicked out of the PTBO Saturday Farmers' Market

*After many concerned customers asking how to donate to help keep farmers in the Peterborough Saturday Farmers Market, an official GoFundMe page has now been set up to help cover legal costs as the seven vendors have been advised they may have to take legal action, which is expensive and time consuming. That can be found here: Please do not donate on this website to help with those costs. Any funds donated on this page will go to promote the petition, not directly to the vendors. Donations to support legal costs should be made on GoFundMe. Any funds raised that are not needed for legal support will be donated to community organizations who support local farmers and local food* Seven farmers and food producers have been given Pink Slips at the Peterborough Saturday Farmers' Market just before Christmas. These producers include: McLean Berry Farm, Circle Organic, Otonabee Apiary, Ashburnham Farms Gaelic Garlic, Finest Gourmet Fudge, Chef Marshal and Necessitea Elixir.  Their families, farms, livelihoods and the future of local agriculture in Peterborough are at stake.  These vendors have asked for openness, transparency, honesty and fairness in the market and as a result, a vote has been called for Janurary 8th, by the Board of Directors, to remove all seven of these vendors from the Peterborough Saturday Farmers' Market.  Like others already removed from the market, the allegations against them are vague, unfounded and unproven. Why the double standard? Food fraud by others was proven decisively by the media and no action was taken against those vendors. Yet now these local 7 farmers and producers are being illegally kicked out for voicing their concerns. Say NO PINK SLIPS for local food. Tell the Farmers' Market Board and the City of Peterborough that you support local food and local farmers and you don't want to see these local farmers removed from the market. Sign the petition now, share this to help protect local food and learn more soon at  #NoPinkSlips

Friends of Farming
20,070 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Lenny Hann, John Finn, Debbie Brake-Patten, Heather Randell

Save the Aucoin Family Farm, Kippens Newfoundland

Gerard Aucoin, born and raised in Kippens, Newfoundland, Canada is a recognized member of Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation. He is a long time resident of Kippens, NL and has maintained a small farm for personal use for the last twenty (20) years. The land on which he lives and works, has been utilized for agricultural and farming by his family for over 150 years and prior to the establishment of the Town of Kippens.  In 2012,  the Town of Kippens implemented a town plan for future development in which non-conforming properties were permitted to continue their existence. In March 2018, The Town of Kippens issued three (3) “Stop Work and Removal Orders” in which Mr. Aucoin was ordered to remove all livestock (animals), fencing (including longers, signs and advertising), and two sheds from his property by April 20, 2018. Food sovereignty is a major issue in Canada and particularly for indigenous people. The actions by the Town of Kippens has caused undue hardship, anguish and harm to the Aucoin family. Further, it is a threat to Mr. Aucoin’s existence, survival as a farmer, and to his animals. Together we can make change, and preserve the Aucoin family farm which has been a long standing integral part of the local community. If you support Gerard in his effort to have the orders rescinded please make your support known to the Town of Kippens, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Farm Industry Review Board and the local MHA by signing this petition.

Shana O'Quinn
18,265 supporters