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Petition: Respect right of small family farmers to store, trade and use seeds

Posted In:  Agriculture
June 16, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 232 (16 June 2015) at 15116.



  • Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions.

    The first petition calls on the government to respect the rights of small family farms to store, trade and use seed.

    Mr. Louis Plamondon

    Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, BQ

  • Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition that contains hundreds of names from my riding of Cardigan, Prince Edward Island. It was put together by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, which asks the government to adopt international aid policies that support small farmers, especially women, and also ensure that Canadian policies and programs are developed in consultation with small farmers and that they protect the rights of small family farmers in the global south to preserve, use, and freely exchange seeds.

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