Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is hopeful his motion for a National Local Food Day can move through Senate without delay.
This after his bill to establish a day celebrating local producers received unanimous support at third-reading in the House of Commons.
Stetski says this is an opportunity to recognize producers for their hard work and contributions to the region.
“The intent of the Bill is to shine a spotlight on local food across Canada,” Stetski says. “We have so many great producers, growers, harvesters in the Kootenay-Columbia riding that it really is time to celebrate the great work that they are doing.”
Bill C-281 would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving each year for the occasion.
Stetski says supporting local food promotes tourism, local economies and food security.
He hopes all senators will support a National Local Food Day without delay, so it can go to the Governor-General and become law.
– Wayne Stetski, Kootenay-Columbia MP