Food Freedom Day

Ottawa, ON – Dave MacKenzie MP for Oxford and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety rose in the House of Commons today to pay tribute to the exceptional efforts of Oxford’s farming community and to celebrate Food Freedom Day.

“Food Freedom Day is designed to raise awareness of the contributions made by Canadian farmers and to also serve as a reminder to Ontarians of the value, safety and quality of Ontario grown food.

Time and time again farmers across Canada have demonstrated their passion and commitment to providing us with high quality products.

Food Freedom Day which occurs this year on Sunday, February 3, is a celebration of the average Canadian having earned enough income to pay their grocery bills for one year.

Farmers in my riding of Oxford and across Canada should be proud and celebrate the essential role they play in feeding a growing population with one of the most affordable high quality food supplies in the world.”