“For more than a year, Parent has been lobbying – speaking at schools, rallies, sending letters by courier – in the hope of securing a meeting with Ambrose.
Parent admits after more than a year of lobbying she was beginning to lose hope that a meeting would happen.
Then, in September, Global News asked Ambrose if she would meet with Parent. Ambrose said she would.
The health minister kept her word and, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Parent had her moment to convince the health minister the federal government should consider mandatory GMO labelling.
The meeting, scheduled for half-an-hour ran closer to 45 minutes. Rachel emerged from the meeting with a smile on her face.
“I am super happy and excited. I am just glad that I was able to have the opportunity,” says Parent.
“[Ambrose was] very willing to listen, which was amazing, she was just very kind, sweet and receptive.”…”