Green Issues- Agriculture and the Land

Principle of Green Party of Saskatchewan

Ecological Wisdom

Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet. We support a sustainable society that utilizes resources in such a way that future generations will benefit and not suffer from the practices of our generation. To this end we must practice agriculture which replenishes the soil, move to an energy efficient economy and live in ways that respect the integrity of natural systems.

Ecological Wisdom: A reflective essay



The Canadian Government has recently put forward a proposal to radically change the direction of Canadian Agriculture. They refer to it as the "Putting Canada First" program, and include it in their Agricultural Policy Framework which is said to be a Federal-Provincial Initiative.

This development will have a major impact on how we see Candian agriculture and how it happens in the future.

I am including the Background page information from the Federal Government Site, and will provide links to the five key documents that outline the Agricultual Policy Framework (APF). in the following box. These are just text versions. The original or PDF versions can be found on the Government site page. I am duplicating them here in case the site page is removed or changed.

On Sept 9, 2002, the AgCanada site posted a news release on Manitoba signing on to the agreement, leaving only Saskatchewan and Quebec as hold-outs. About the same time the Sask Ag Minister indicated that Saskatchewan would also likely sign on in a short while. The news release does feature a GOOD SUMMARY OF THE APF that is useful for those who have limited reading time.

This is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of Candian food production.


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