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e-4949 (Agriculture)

Initiated by Peter McNichol from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canadian farmers have experienced years of drought conditions;
  • Given drought conditions have worsened due in part to last year's seasonal snowpack melting a month earlier in the Prairies, the mountains and across the North, contributing to hot and dry conditions in the summer (per the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change at the University of Saskatchewan);
  • Given that expenses are steadily rising across the sector in part due to the carbon price on barn heating and grain drying;
  • Given that the carbon tax is ineffective in reducing emissions;
  • Given the federal government is set to miss its 2030 target to cut carbon emissions by at least 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, per the recent audit from the Commissioner of the Environment's office;
  • Given that significant foreign investment spent by the federal government has no impact on domestic farmers' ability to mitigate drought conditions in Canada; and
  • Measures currently in place are not sufficient to adequately address the agricultural catastrophe facing Canadian farmers.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to protect vulnerable farmers by immediately taking action to mitigate the impacts of drought by developing a concrete framework to address the impending agricultural crisis.
Open for signature
April 30, 2024, at 11:12 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 29, 2024, at 11:12 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus