Comment 123138

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted June 26, 2018 at 12:52:57

I am deeply in favour of policies to encourage both deeper and broader engagement of more Canadians in our systems of food production. This can only be a good thing. (Like the Local Food Act!)

However, current broader policy keeps the cost of food to Canadians artificially high. Given that we have significant populations whose access to food is limited by income, I am not in favour of trade policy or agricultural policy (for example) that does not have as its prime motivation the increased access to food for the vulnerable. Under current broader conditions, that means cheaper food.

If Canada (and its governments) were to provide more food to its people, those concerns would lessen dramatically. But we still allocate access to food in this country by income. So long as that does not change, we must focus on making food cheaper.

Comment edited by Tybalt on 2018-06-26 12:53:53

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