Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re President of the CFIA
Upon learning that the President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency retired effective January 20, 2022, the NFU sent the following letter to Prime Minister Trudeau. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
Letter – Protect the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve
On January 10, 2022 the NFU’s National President and NFU Ontario President sent the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling on the federal government to transfer ownership of
Trinational Letter
Trinational communiqué of peasant organizations, farmers, environmentalists, unions, churches, social activists, academics and journalists from our three countries The transnational corporations and business organizations that benefit from GM corn and
Hanta Virus Vaccine
The National Farmers Union respectfully requests that Health Canada devote resources to the development and production of a hantavirus vaccine. This is of great concern to people in rural areas, as
Request that Advance Payment Program by life insured
The National Farmers Union hereby requests that advance payments under the Advance Payment Program be life insured at a reasonable cost to the producer. Although we realize that the Advance Payment
Letter – CFIA President must be replaced in light of CropLife Canada apparent involvement in writing regulations
The revelation that a document summarizing the CFIA’s regulatory proposal was produced on a computer owned by Jennifer Hubert, Director General, Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada, is a wake-up call regarding CFIA’s improper collaboration with CropLife and its sister lobby groups, Seeds Canada and the Canada Grains Council. The CFIA shows a long-standing pattern of deference to the regulated parties which has caused us to lose confidence in the CFIA’s ability to protect the public interest. We therefore ask that the President of the CFIA be replaced with a new leader who will uphold an unwavering commitment to protecting the interests of Canadians, our food and our environment in order to restore the CFIA’s reputation and credibility.
Letter – Mandatory reporting required for traceability and transparency
Thank you for reassuring the organic sector that you will guarantee traceability of all genetically engineered products (genetically modified organisms or GMOs), to protect the integrity of the Canada Organic Standards and the future of organic food and farming in Canada. We reiterate that voluntary disclosure of information by product developers, as proposed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in current regulatory guidance drafts, would not be reliable. Voluntary reporting would put many farmers, food businesses, and markets at risk. It would also engender public mistrust in the food system and government regulation thereof.
Migrant Workers are Essential and Permanently Needed to Maintain Food Production in Canada
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is optimistically awaiting the Ministry’s proposal to expand the economic immigration stream to allow workers of all skill levels pathways to permanent residency. We were particularly encouraged
Letter to Ag Committee Requesting Fertilizer Investigation
Dear Chairperson Blois and members of the Committee: The NFU is again requesting that the Committee undertake a thorough review of fertilizer pricing, the structure of the sector, and the conduct
APF Moves on Climate but Needs to be Broadly Transformative
An Open Letter from the NFU Introduction Two weeks ago, federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture met in Saskatoon and reached an agreement in principle to commit to