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Petitions: Respect rights of small family farmers to preserve, exchange and use seeds.

Posted In:  Agriculture,  Local Initiatives
June 17, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 233 (17 June 2015) at 15223.



  • Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present to the House a petition on respect for the rights of small family farmers to preserve, exchange and use seeds.

    This petition was signed by dozens, perhaps hundreds of people because this is obviously a major component of humanity’s heritage, and it is under threat, as described in this petition.

    The people who signed this petition care about preserving this traditional practice.

    Mr. Raymond Côté

    Beauport—Limoilou, NDP

  • Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am honoured to present the attached petition.

    This is a petition presented in the House of Commons calling for respect for the rights of small family farmers to preserve, exchange and use seeds.

    Mr. Royal Galipeau

    Ottawa—Orléans, CPC

  • Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by a number of people from St. Thomas and throughout the Elgin riding in respect of the rights of small-scale family farmers to preserve, exchange, and use seeds.

    Mr. Joe Preston

    Elgin—Middlesex—London, CPC

  • Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today with a petition from hundreds of people from my community demanding respect for the right of small-scale family farmers to preserve, exchange, and use seeds.

    Mr. Colin Carrie

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment, CPC

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