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Federal election of 2021: position of the parties

Where do political parties stand on transitioning our food system to more plant-based foods?

Last Update:  Sep 4, 2022 at 2:25 pm

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Our friends at World Animal Protection asked two questions to all major political parties, as part of a detailed questionnaire:

01

Would your party support initiatives to increase consumption of plant-based foods, as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide and other experts?

02

Would your party support initiatives to reduce animal protein consumption, for the benefit of human and planetary health?

Position of the parties

Here is our summary regarding the position of the main parties.

Supporting plant-based foods

IN FAVOUR

Liberal Party
Green Party
New Democratic Party (NDP)

PARTLY IN FAVOUR

NOT IN FAVOUR

NO RESPONSE

Bloc québécois
Conservative Party

Reducing animal protein consumption

IN FAVOUR

Green Party

PARTLY IN FAVOUR

NOT IN FAVOUR

Liberal Party
Bloc québécois

NO RESPONSE

Conservative Party
New Democratic Party (NDP)

Detailed answers

Click on the tabs to read the full parties answers.

The Liberal Party of Canada supports both plant and animal agriculture, and strongly supports all of our farmers and ranchers across the country. We also recognize the growing demand for plant-based protein, both nationally and internationally, and that Canada has an opportunity to become a world leader in its production. .The Party has made significant investments in Canada’s plant-based agriculture sector to enhance and expand Canada’s plant-based food supply. The Liberal Party of Canada has invested over $150M in the Protein Industries Supercluster to increase the value of key Canadian crops and serve growing overseas markets for plant-based meat alternatives and new food products. Investments like these will support the growth of the plant-based food industry in Canada and provide Canadians with greater choice and access to plant-based foods. To learn more about the Protein Industries Supercluster, click here.

The Party is committed to listening to public health experts’ recommendations on promoting healthy and nutritious food choices to Canadians, including both animal and plant-based protein. Please see the link for Canada’s new Food Guide for further information https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

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