Food Awareness Act for Prince Edward Island

A Discussion Guide

The PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is developing legislation that will establish the creation of a Food Awareness Day and a Food Awareness Week. These events intend to promote, celebrate and create awareness about food in PEI. The legislation will also include the option for the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to set annual local food goals or objectives for organizations in PEI. 

The DAF is looking for your feedback to inform both legislation and policy. 

Why use a discussion guide to gather feedback?

The purpose of the PEI Food Awareness Discussion Guide is to stimulate community discussion about the development of food awareness legislation and policy in PEI. 

The guide has been designed to encourage conversations related to farm, fish and food economies; access to local food; availability of food; food stakeholders; and local food awareness.

How do I use the guide?

The discussion guide is designed to promote and encourage community dialogue regarding food and its importance to PEI. Simply read through the discussion guide and answer the questions found on pages 13 to 16. Your comments and observations will help shape policy and legislative development.

How do I submit feedback?

There are four ways to submit your feedback:

  1. Answer the questions directly online
  2. Download the discussion guide, answer the questions and scan and upload your responses to the online portal (Submissions must be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, . png, .jpeg, .jpg or .gif)
  3. Email your responses to the questions found in the discussion guide to: agr-feedback@gov.pe.ca
  4. Send your responses to the questions found in the discussion guide by regular mail to the address listed below.

How will feedback be used?

The final report will also be used to develop legislation and for policy development.  Feedback received by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be summarized in a report and posted to the department's website.  

What is the deadline for feedback submissions?

Please submit your feedback by November 4, 2018.

For more information, contact:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Policy Section
5th Floor, Jones Building 11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-4880
Email: agr-feedback@gov.pe.ca

Privacy
The discussion guide collects information under section 31(c) of Prince Edward Island’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act as it relates directly to, and is necessary for the development of food legislation and policy. If you have any questions please e-mail Darryl O'Brien at agr-feedback@gov.pe.ca.
Published date: 
September 27, 2018
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