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......