Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MacAuley extends comment deadline

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has extended the comment period to Aug. 31 for his on-line survey comments on a national food policy.

So far only 22,000 people have responded.

Many people, including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, have long been calling for the federal government to adopt a national food policy.

If the Trudeau government goes ahead to craft one, it will be a Canadian first.

So far Canada has had only federal-provincial agriculture policies and health and nutrition policies.