Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Bill 6-C headed for third reading in the Senate, due to be passed within days!

Here’s an excerpt from a story on an important issue of concern to Canadians, from Naturesistence.org. Given the response that consumer outrage was able to generate on the organic turkey front (see story below), I’d like to think that there’s still hope that a torrent of emails from concerned citizens might persuade Canada’s Senators to defeat this unconstitutional bill!

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“…Bill C-6 is about to have its 3rd and final reading before being passed into law. In my 59 years as a once proud Canadian, this is the greatest sense of patriotic loss, I have ever experienced. With a sense of desperate urgency I an now busy sending emails to Canadian Senators and MP’s to try and halt this draconian legislation, which will end Canadian freedoms as once enjoyed by so many.

I appeal to Canuck’s on this website to consider investing 15 minutes in this cause. I am including an email I just sent out to friends and family with a pre-written letter to Canadian Senators and MP’s, and a ‘cut and paste’ list of all Senator and MP’s email addresses.

If you are hazy on Bill C-6, there is an older post entitled, “Attention All Canadians!! Please Read Very Important!!!!” that has videos by a Canadian Constitutional lawyer explaining the Bill and other info links… Continue reading

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Ontario Agriculture Minister to save the day for our organic turkey producers

Here’s one example of how public pressure — in response to a story last weekend in the Toronto Star — led to political action that makes sense and supports values consumers care about. Here’s an excerpt from today’s follow-up story on thestar.ca:

The Ontario farm family who are at the cente of the storm: Matthew Dick, his wife Janice, son Alex (6), and daughters Sarah (4) and Megan (3) at their Markdale organic turkey farm. Photo: ANDREW WALLACE/TORONTO STAR

The Ontario farm family who are at the cente of the storm: Matthew Dick, his wife Janice, son Alex (6), and daughters Sarah (4) and Megan (3) at their Markdale organic turkey farm. Photo: ANDREW WALLACE/TORONTO STAR

“There may be Ontario-raised organic turkey for Christmas after all.

In the wake of public outcry, protests from farmers and a Saturday Star article about their plight, Ontario’s minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped up efforts to protect organic turkey producers.

The office of Leona Dombrowsky said this week she was taking action to eradicate a Catch-22 that put Ontario organic turkey in jeopardy.

The Saturday Star story, part of the “Crisis on the Farm” series, pointed out that while Turkey Farmers of Ontario (TFO), the industry marketing board, tells growers they must confine turkeys indoors to reduce the transmission of avian influenza from wild birds, new national organic standards from the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) mandate raising organic birds outdoors. Continue reading

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