House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 197 (21 April 2015) at 12800.
Mr. Speaker, in the final petition, the petitioners call on the Canadian government to ensure that the right of family farmers to use seeds is respected.
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present to the House a petition signed by many of my constituents, respecting the right of small-scale family farmers to preserve, exchange and use seeds.
This is a petition that has been actively promoted by an organization called Development and Peace. It calls on the Government of Canada to adopt international aid policies that support small family farmers, especially women, and recognize their vital role in the struggle against hunger and poverty.
Mr. Speaker, the second petition is about respect for the rights of small family farmers to save, exchange and use seeds.