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e-1385 (Food policy)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Dinh Huy Duong from Mont Royal, Quebec, on November 27, 2017, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Fish and seafood
Food safety
Imports
Inspections and inspectors
Vietnam
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Canada imports large amounts of fish and seafood from Vietnam, but only 3% to 5% is verified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA);
  • In 2016, the Formosa steelworks dumped large amounts of toxic waste, killing a huge number of fish and damaging the Pacific marine ecosystem along the coastline of central Vietnam;
  • The Mekong River, an aquaculture area producing 60% of Vietnam’s fish exports, is already heavily polluted and could experience further contamination if new polluting facilities are established along its banks; and
  • Despite these ecological disasters, Vietnamese exports of fish and seafood totalled US$7 billion last year.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to pay special attention to inspections of fish, seafood and derived products from Vietnam in order to ensure they are safe for the Canadian public to consume.
Salaberry—Suroît
NDP
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 24, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02259)
Government response tabled on June 5, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-05)
Open for signature : November 27, 2017, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 27, 2018, at 9:34 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
49
British Columbia
42
New Brunswick
4
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
3
Nunavut
1
Ontario
191
Quebec
809
Saskatchewan
9
Other Countries
3
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