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AGRICULTURE | Bill-24: Disabling the Agricultural Land Reserve

AGRICULTURE | Bill-24: Disabling the Agricultural Land Reserve

By Van Andruss — The original ALR, or Agricultural Land Reserve, came into effect in 1973 under the influence of Dave Barrett and the NDP government. It was obvious to the Barrett government that prime farmland in BC was vanishing at an alarming rate under the pressure of “development,” for instance, 6,000 hectares per year […]

AGRICULTURE | Agriculture Bill (C-18) will Undermine Canada’s Food Sovereignty

AGRICULTURE | Agriculture Bill (C-18) will Undermine Canada’s Food Sovereignty

Food Secure Canada (FSC) is expressing strong concern about the orientation of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Bill C-18 is a wide-ranging piece of legislation that would modify many other laws. Overall, the proposed changes would further undermine the resilience of our farming sector and entrench corporate control […]

AGRICULTURE | All is Fair in Love and… Fairtrade

AGRICULTURE | All is Fair in Love and… Fairtrade

By Jessica Kirby — There are many ways to ring in spring, but none that will have the same global impact as Fair Trade Fortnight – Fairtrade Canada’s two-week, all out celebration of reigning fairness and decency down on the global marketplace. We’ve all seen the stickers and fingered through the pamphlets, but what do […]