The Eat Think Vote campaign has come to an end. Let's continue our efforts!
Eat Think Vote has come to an end. We are so unbelievably grateful for everything Canadians did to make the Eat Think Vote campaign a huge success! The numbers really speak for themselves as to what we accomplished together.
From Iqaluit to Quebec City, Vancouver to Halifax we worked together as one to tell our politicians that ‘good food for all’ does matter to voters.
Food Secure Canada is delighted that Prime Minister Trudeau has made the mandate letters of Ministers public. We are particularly pleased with the language in the mandate letter sent to the Honourable Laurence MacAuley, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, who is instructed to:
"Develop a food policy that promotes healthy living and safe food by putting more healthy, high-quality food, produced by Canadian ranchers and farmers, on the tables of families across the country"
Add your voice to a pan-Canadian movement for healthy, sustainable and affordable food.
Rising food prices are a key issue for Canadians in the federal election. Healthy foods like fruits and vegetables have gone up in price, and income levels have not kept pace.
A national food policy for Canada should be a priority of any new government and is a matter of common sense. We need to urgently address the issues of hunger, unhealthy diets and unsustainable food production in Canada by breaking down the silos in government on health, environment, agriculture, education and the economy, among others.
Given the importance of food to people, culture and the economy, we need to make sure that food is sustainable, healthy and just.
I support the Eat Think Vote campaign, which is drawing the attention of politicians from all parties and citizens from all parts of the country to the critical issues facing food systems. The Government elected in 2015 should work with others to ensure that:
- All kids in Canada’s schools have access to healthy food every day
- The right to food becomes a reality for the 4 million Canadians who are now food insecure
- The next generation of farmers gets the public support they need to thrive
- Good food is affordable and accessible in Canada’s remote and northern communities
3,456 endorsements (this number doesn’t include the signatures from the French website )