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e-3384 (Food and drink)

E-petition
Initiated by Vickey Brown from Cumberland, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Farmers’ Markets are a key tool for COVID-19 recovery as small business incubators, domestic food system resilience and security builders, and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a key support for new and existing Farmers’ Market development and their provincial associations or equivalent;
  • FMNCP helps create food security and resiliency by providing vulnerable people access to healthy locally-grown foods and dietary education, while improving the physical and mental health of participants, by increasing the amount and diversity of fruits and vegetables they consume; and
  • FMNCP increases domestic food supply, sustainable farming, and farmers by providing a secure source of income via farmers’ market sales, and these farmers are key stakeholders in climate change mitigation, adaptation, and prevention.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to initiate a national matching program for all provincial FMNCPs across Canada that would match provinces who are already contributing to their FMNCP, and encourage provinces that do not have such a program to implement one by offering matching funding.
Open for signature
June 3, 2021, at 9:38 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 1, 2021, at 9:38 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Gord Johns
Courtenay—Alberni
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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