Rouge National Urban Park regional impact study good news, says NFU and NFU-O
The NFU/NFU-O is supportive of any government measures that: a) increase existing protections of agricultural and natural heritage lands; b) thwart construction on any land removed from the Greenbelt; and/or c) expand safeguards to any unprotected farmland or ecologically-sensitive areas in danger of development. We are optimistic that Minister Guilbeault’s study will encompass adjacent land currently held by Transport Canada and ideally suited to be included within Rouge National Urban Park.  We commend Minister Guilbeault and the ECCC for proactively initiating a study that will bolster the already substantive evidence that any development within the sensitive Rouge River corridor will only accelerate surface runoff, water and soil pollution, and biodiversity loss. Protecting our remaining natural heritage and agricultural lands is vital to sustaining life for future generations.  Read more
NFU submission on Proposed Special Review Decision of Atrazine
The National Farmers Union submitted the following brief to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s public consultation on its Proposed Special Review Decision of Atrazine and Its Associated End-use Products The Read more
NFU supports Supply Management at House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade
(Ottawa) —  At the International Trade Committee’s March 9 hearing on Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act the National Farmers Union Read more
Letter – Crown land leaseholders deserve vote
I am calling — and lease holders need to call for – the provincial government to hold a referendum amongst agricultural Crown land leaseholders from 2015 to now and ask the critical question: Do leaseholders wish to see the province stop its highest bidder system and restore the points-based system and more reasonable leasing fees? Read more
NFU submission on BILL C-282 – An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (supply management)
Trade agreement negotiations are done behind closed doors, thus, it is critical that ground rules to uphold our supply management system are set now by our elected representatives voting openly in Parliament. The NFU therefore recommends that Bill C-282 be passed without amendment as a matter of national interest. Read more
NFU encourages land donations for Community Land Trusts
Canada is facing a farmland crisis. If left unaddressed, it will only worsen as farmer demographics shift drastically over the next decade. The need to address barriers to access for Read more
Union Farmer Newsletter: February 2023
In this issue: Advocating for farmland protection in Ontario Towards a National Agricultural Labour Strategy that works for Farmers and Farm Workers Public transit should not stop at the city Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
NFU calls for full and permanent status for all migrants!
The National Farmers Union (NFU) stands in solidarity with migrants living, working, and studying in Canada on this International Migrants Day.  Over the past year, the NFU has reiterated and Read more