NFU Response to Proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Act in regard to the Canadian Grain Commission
The NFU welcomes the opportunity to provide information to Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, in support of his mission to Canada. Our report will focus on the NFU’s perspective on the organization of food chains and its impact on the right to food and on governance of policies and programmes that impact the right to food. Read more
Response to Proposed Amendments to the Canada Grain Act in regard to the Canadian Grain Commission
The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to respond to proposed changes to the Canada Grain Act that would affect the Canadian Grain Commission and ultimately grain producers. The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year along with the Canada Grain Act. The CGC has been an extremely important institution for Canada’s grain producers throughout this time period. Its importance remains undiminished at this time and there is no reason to expect that would change in the future, except of course if changes are made which destroy the rationale for its existence. There is a very real danger of this if the changes considered are implemented. Read more
NFU presentation on Supply-Management to Parliamentary Committee on International Trade
The strongly contends that trade should be used to enhance economies, not to replace economies. Read more
NFU presentation on competitiveness and competition to Commons Agriculture Committee
The solution to the farm income crisis is simple: Canadian federal and provincial legislation, policies, and regulations must cease strengthening the most powerful and profitable in the system and instead rebalance the strength and profitability of farmers relative to these agribusiness giants. We must curb, not fortify, the capacities of the dominant global transnationals to Read more
NFU presentation to the House of Commons Subcommittee on Food Safety
Family farmers are committed to a food system that provides safe and healthy food to people in this country and abroad. Food production is more than a business to us. As stewards of the land and water, we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that the food we produce nourishes this and future generations. Read more
NFU Submission to the House of Commons Environment Committee on the Tar Sands and the impact on water resources
While primary food production remains the heartbeat of rural Alberta, the economic and environmental health of rural communities is increasingly threatened by relentless exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. Read more
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women: The effects and consequences of the current Employment Insurance (EI) programs on women in Canada
() welcomes this opportunity to present our views and recommendations regarding the Employment Insurance Program‟s effects and consequences on women to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Read more