Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Establish the FarmBelt to protect prime farmland

It is time Ontario properly protects our quickly disappearing prime farmland. The creation of a GreenBelt-esque protection for farmland would ensure that urban sprawl does not unnecessarily get built on top of the land that feeds us, and provides us with many valuable agricultural jobs. This would promote density and smart urban planning throughout the GTHA. It would also protect prime farmland from development applications, ...more »

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Protect our food and water

Protect our food from GMO's, Chemicals, and Hormones that are being reported in study and after study to cause increasing health risks. Protect our Fresh Water in the Great Lakes from Nestle and other corporations/forgeign governments from siphoning water from the great lakes. Protect our Drinking Water from chemicals such as flouride which, again, have been proven to cause negative health effects. Limit the importing ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Ban Foie Gras

Ontario needs to step up and ban the production and sale of foie gras. This practice is barbaric and immensely traumatic for the ducks. The conditions are filthy, crowded and there is a complete disregard for the pain and suffering inherent to foie gras production.

 

Here is an example of some of the cruelty in Quebec:

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Campaign: Sustainable Communities

Implement Norfolk County's "ALUS" System Province-Wide

Norfolk County, Ontario has successfully implemented the Alternative Land Use Services Pilot Project (ALUS). ALUS is described as “a voluntary, incentive based project testing the concept of providing payments to farmers for returning marginal, environmentally sensitive, or inefficient farmland into native vegetative cover and wetlands. “ Originally developed by Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers, this program ...more »

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Campaign: Education

Making mandatory at least one course in food and nutrition

Whereas obesity is an increasing problem among Ontario's children and young people, and Whereas obesity can be linked to poor nutrition and poor food choices Whereas fewer meals are being prepared at home and Ontarians have increased their consumption of convenience foods and meals at fast food restaurants Whereas fewer children are learning the basics of cooking and nutrition at home Whereas Family Studies/Home Economics ...more »

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Go Green!

It is time for Ontarians to make history: green history! How? 1. Protect our farmland: only 5% of Ontario's land is suitable for farming and only .5 of 1% of Canada's soil is Class 1 agricultural. Furthermore, over 56% of Canada's Class 1 land has been lost to development (population, industry, and aggregate mining). 2. Protect our water: In 1 week, an aggregate pit can use up to over 11 million litres of water to wash ...more »

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Campaign: Fair & Just Society

Close down food banks

It's time to close down food banks. They started in the early '80s as a quick fix in that recession. They've grown into monoliths that the poorest of the poor rarely use. It's also providing our poorest citizens with horrible food choices. Ultimately, we need to give people enough money to feed themselves. We're not now. Background: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/its-time-to-close-canadas-food-banks/article587889/ ...more »

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