Thursday, May 17, 2012


Perhaps the proposal to take another 2,300 acres out of prime agricultural production to dig a honking big hole in the ground IS a federal issue?

At least so says the UN:
Canada is ignoring its international obligations to ensure all Canadians have access to food, a United Nations official said Wednesday after completing an 11-day tour of the country.
Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, said 800,000 families -- nearly two million people -- in Canada don't always know where their next meal is coming from. He said one in 10 families with kids under the age of six is 'food insecure,' meaning they don't have physical and economic access to an adequate amount of nutritious and safe food.
"I have to say my concerns are extremely severe, and I don't see why I should mince my words," he said.

I will go out on a limb here and suggest, as did the Chair of NDACT at the Aggregate Resources Act committee review, that "close to market" should apply to food and water as well as aggregate.

MP Kent, back to you.  Although you may actually have to pull your head out of your ass to read this......


  1. Anonymous17 May, 2012

    I think you have confused issues. The issue you are talking about is environmentalists who have taken away aboriginals food source - a source they have managed for hundreds of years.

  2. Anonymous17 May, 2012

    Last week I received yet another response to one of my letters (I've sent him THREE),and his e-mail was singing the same refrain: "It's not a federal issue, it's not a federal issue. And now I must be gone gone gone cuz Highland's reps are in my office." (I just made the last part up. My bad.) I hope that pressure from the U.N. will begin to assist Mr. Kent in head-from-ass removal. The future of this country depends on it....