Raw Milk Petition Underway in Canada

QueenieSupporters have garnered over 1100 signatures for the raw milk petition

A Canadian raw milk advocate, Cory Harris, has started a raw milk petition asking the Canadian government to examine their position on the legality of fresh milk.

According to the Canadian Parliament’s website, once a petition here reaches 500 signatures, the House of Commons will bring it up in session and the government has 45 days to respond. The petition began on April 13, 2016 and is already over 1100 signatures.

Weston A. Price Foundation website sent out an action alert about the raw milk petition last week. They are asking people to sign it and share it with their Canadian friends.

Raw Milk Could be Legal in Canada with your Support

Raw milk advocates in Canada have created a petition to ask their government to legalize availability of raw milk. In the petition, they state facts about raw milk and conclude with their request.

We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to Modernize and amend the Food and Drugs Act and the corresponding Food and Drug Regulations, to permit the legal sale of, and/or access to, raw (i.e. unpasteurized) milk and milk products through small scale certified herd share programs, or other such suitable arrangements, capable of managing any associated health risks in a responsible and reasonable manner.”

Currently, raw milk is completely illegal in Canada even if obtained through cowshares or herdshares. If this petition reaches 500 valid signatures of Canadians by its deadline on August 11, 2016, the petition will be presented in the House of Commons. Once presented, the government is required to respond within 45 days. Of course, we want to far exceed the minimum requirement.

Action:

  1. Sign the petition
  1. Using email or social media, spread the word and ask others to sign it. Sample wording below.

Canadian citizens are petitioning their government to create meaningful dialogue about raw milk availability. Please sign this petition and ask others to do the same. You do not need to be a raw milk drinker or even a supporter to sign this petition. This is about our rights as citizens to choose the foods of our choice from the producer of our choice.

Thank you.

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5 thoughts on “Raw Milk Petition Underway in Canada

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  2. My sister buys “real milk” in the UK, shipped frozen because she has a reaction to pasteurized milk. She will be visiting mid August 2016, and I wish to have some for her when she arrives. Dose any one know where I can find some in the Vancouver BC area.
    Thank you, Geoff.

    • If you use the Raw Milk Finder, in the menu at the top left, you might be able to find some close by, either in Canada or the USA. If none is available in Canada locally, you can legally go to the USA and bring some back over the border. There’s a post titled “How to Get Raw Milk in Canada (easily and legally)” on The Healthy Home Economist website.
      Hope this helps!
      Christine

    • I am not reaching the error message using that link in the US. If you try again in Canada and still get an error message, please let me know. Also, if you are able to find a link to the petition that does work in Canada let me know. Thank you.

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