Currently the Provincial, Territorial and Federal Agriculture ministers are negotiating the terms and priorities for spending on agriculture for the next 5 years.
This agreement is called the Next Policy Framework. If you are interested you can read the prioirity areas for the new framework.
This is an excellent time to let our Ministers and Beauracrats know that we want wool and wool processing to be a priority going forward.
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We have written a sample letter that can be emailed to your Provincial Minister or to the Federal Minister Marie Claude Bibeau. We are currently translating the letter to french. Please feel free to use this letter and change it to address your specific concerns or regions. We are working on regional specific letters as well.
To Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
Canada does not currently have a comprehensive national strategy for growing the domestic wool industry. If wool processing was enhanced and supported in communities across the country we would see tangible benefits:
Reduction in emissions from the transportation of wool globally
Increased carbon sequestration by utilizing wool instead of synthetics
Rural community development and increased employment opportunities
Economic growth in domestic manufacturing
Wool innovation & product development
Increased revenue to Canadian farmers
I would like to see the next agricultural policy framework prioritize wool and to increase investment in the agri-processing of wool:
Funding and investment for the development of medium and large wool processing facilities across the country
Support and funding for existing processors to grow their wool processing operations
Funding for innovation and development of new Canadian wool products.
Thank you for your time.
We have created a postcard version of this letter for the Federal Minister and Province/Territory specific postcards.
If you or your local yarn shop or knitting group would like
some postcards to distribute and sign please
get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact info for Agriculture Ministers
Federal Minister: Marie-Claude.Bibeau@parl.gc.ca
BC Ag Minister: AGR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
AB Ag Minister: Nate Horner Drumheller.Stettler@assembly.ab.ca
SK Ag Minister: David Marit email@example.com
MB Ag Minister: Derek Johnson
ON Ag Minister: Lisa Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
QC Ag Minister: André Lamontagne Andre.Lamontagne.JOHN@assnat.qc.ca
NB Ag Minister: Margaret Johnson Margaret.Johnson@gnb.ca
NS Ag Minister: Greg Morrow MIN_DAG@novascotia.ca
PE Ag Minister: Darlene Compton MinisterAgLand@gov.pe.ca
N.L. Ag Minister: Derrick Bragg email@example.com
NT Ag Minister: Caroline Wawzonek Caroline_wawzonek@gov.nt.ca
NU Ag Minister: DAVID AKEEAGOK firstname.lastname@example.org
YT Ag Minister: Ranj Pillai email@example.com