By Abra Brynne- November 21, 2016.
In early November, I had the privilege of attending Canda’s first ever conference on Food Law and Policy, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference was the brainchild of Glenford Jameson, a food lawyer practicing in Toronto, and Jamie Baxter, on faculty at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
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On October 13-16th, 2016 Ryerson University in Toronto hosted one of the most vibrant conversations on food movement and national food policy: Resetting the table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th assembly. This annual gathering brought together a wide range of actors who are involved in food policy discussion, including community activists, policy makers, food movement leaders, and many other stakeholders.
This year’s assembly focus was on building capacity to get involved with federal government’s initiative on developing a national food policy. There was an exciting mixture of pre-assembly meetings and tours, plenaries, exhibitor showcases, break-out sessions, and open space for dialogue during the four days. Programs were designed to cover several themes of importance for the food movement community including: agriculture, climate change, food security, food justice, food policy, healthy school food, food system, local food economies, and indigenous food sovereignty. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Food Secure Canada 9th National Assembly”