Open Statement on NAFTA, Environment and Climate
Since the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed more than two decades ago, our awareness of climate change has dramatically changed and our window of time for addressing it has shortened. NAFTA and other agreements that are part of the global trade regime have been used to undermine critical actions needed to respond to the climate crisis that help rebuild local economies, regulate corporations and stop damaging extractive projects.
TPP – Open Letter to Trade Ministers Meeting in Chile, 14-15 March 2017
has joined over 200 organizations from Pacific Rim countries who are calling upon Trade Ministers meeting in Chile this week to abandon the TPP model and instead join with citizens in a more open and democratic process to develop alternative approaches to international trading relationships that genuinely serve the interests of our peoples, our nations
Open letter to the People of Wallonia and their Representatives in the Walloon Parliament
As farmers organized in the National Farmers Union in Canada, we are encouraged to see that your elected assembly has taken a strong stance against the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).
NFU letter to National Energy Board, Sept 7, 2016
This submission is in reply to the National Energy Board's invitation for written responses to the requests made by the two Quebec organizations (SE and AQLPA, Aug. 11/16) and the notice of motion made by TIK (Aug. 22/16). This submission is made on behalf of the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Letter on EU dairy crisis sent to Ag Commissioner Hogan
On April 1, 2015, the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA Agreement. These markets have not materialized due to political and economic factors. The NFU wrote to the EU's agriculture commission encouraging him to adopt a better solution: a Canadian-style supply management system.
Letter: Re: Next Ag Policy Framework
The next FPT agriculture policy framework will be an important tool for shaping the future of farming in Canada. The NFU advocates for maintaining the family farm as the primary food producing unit in Canada.
Letter: Re Canada Post Review Task Force
The NFU has several policies which support Canada Post and its provision of postal services which must be regarded as a right and not a privilege.
Letter: Public Safety at Canadian Railway Crossings
We, as the National Farmers Union, call upon this government to review and update rail regulations to restore a higher level of manicured property along rail crossings.
Letter: CETA – Cheese market concession denies livelihoods to nearly 400 young farmers
The loss of livelihood for Canadian dairy farmers is but one of many serious problems CETA would unleash if ratified.
Letter to Minister – Urgent Action needed to stop GM alfalfa seed sales
Hon. Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 9A6 Email: lawrence.macaulay@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister MacAulay, Re: Urgent Action needed to stop sale of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed in Canada and to bring in border controls to prevent importation of contaminated conventional alfalfa seed It has come to our attention