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e-264 (Food policy)

Initiated by Dan Budd from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The cost of groceries in aboriginal fly-in communities is extremely high;
  • In the North, business operation costs, including those for food retail operations, are very high;
  • While direct transportation is often cited as the major element contributing to those costs, it is only one of a number of aspects contributing to those costs;
  • Other cost drivers affecting food retail revolve around the cost of building and maintaining stores in remote communities, in part due to high cost of shipping of building materials, heating and cooling costs, human resource considerations, spoilage and much higher inventory costs; and
  • There are individuals willing to trade groceries in aboriginal fly-in communities for traditionally prepared aboriginal dried fish for sale in the rest of Canada.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to please direct the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to draw up the guidelines required for the inspection of traditionally prepared aboriginal dried fish in order that it can be marketed and sold across Canada.
Open for signature
March 22, 2016, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 20, 2016, at 4:49 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Randy Hoback
Prince Albert
Conservative Caucus
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