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Vote on Food and Farming 2018 - A Provincial Election Debate on Food Issues

May 28, 2018
2:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC) Amphitheatre - 341 Yonge Street Toronto
Open To
Students and the public

The Questions!

(Question 1 – The Local Farm & Food Economy) What will your party do to support the local farm economy, a major employer and creator of Ontario prosperity? Asked by Keith Curry, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

(Question 2 – Income Security) Ontarians cannot be food secure if they do not adequate income incomes. Will your party support the recommendations of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance and continue the Guaranteed Annual Income pilot?  Asked by Kathryn Scharf, Community Food Centres of Canada. 

(Question 3 – Food Justice & Community Based Programs) What will your party do to help make sure that Ontarians’ and especially racialized minorities in Ontario are no longer food insecure? Does your party have a position on funding and supporting community based-food programs? Asked by Leticia Deawuo, Black Creek Community Farm, TFPC. 

(Question 4 – Ontario Food Policy Council) We had a group working on a food strategy for Ontario but it needs more cohesive support cross ministry and involves multiple stakeholders, which is why we at Sustain think it is time for an Ontario Food Policy Council to advise the government on food policy and strategy? What is the view of your party? Asked by Lynn Roblin, Registered Dietitian & Senior Policy Consultant at Ontario Public Health Association and Board member of Sustain Ontario. 

(Question 5 – Indigenous Food Sovereignty) What would your party do to advance Indigenous Food Security and Food Sovereignty? Asked by Erica Gray, from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network. 

(Question 6 – Student Nutrition Programs) How will your party continue and expand Ontario Student Nutrition program and school food literacy? Asked by Paul Taylor, FoodShare Toronto.


Vote on Food and Farming 2018. Do you eat? Then you’ll want to hear what the major parties are serving up for the future of your food in Ontario!