NFU Submission on Lands Protection Act 2013


In 2013 in response to requests by Cavendish Farms and the Federation of Agriculture to raise the limits on land holdings as set out in the PEI Lands Protection Act, the PEI government put into place a commission to consult with Islanders on this matter. The NFU played a critical role in the proceedings, by encouraging other organizations to take part, and by attending the hearings and taking part in the community dialogue. You can read the submission here.

A Water Act for PEI – Submission by the NFU Region 1, District 1


The National Farmers Union, District 1, Region 1
Submission concerning The Development of the PEI Water Act
Presented to the PEI Environmental Advisory Council
November 3, 2015

The National Farmers Union (NFU) appreciates this opportunity to add our voice to many others
concerning the intent and content of the PEI Water Act. We compliment the PEI Environmental
Advisory Council for conducting an open process to receive the input of many groups and
individuals. It has been a great relief and a joy to hear Islanders from many diverse sectors expressing what we have promoted since our founding in 1969. These sectors include long-time associates such the environmental movement and social justice organizations, all of us inspired by the teachings of the Mi’kmaq people. Continue reading

NFU Submission on Land Use Policy – 2013


In 2013, the Land Use Policy Task Force received submissions from many Island organizations, including the National Farmers Union.

“The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes this opportunity to address the Land Use Policy Task Force. As you may know, on April 8, 2013, the NFU made a comprehensive submission to the Carver Commission on the Prince Edward Island Lands Protection Act. We refer you to that presentation and its appendices. It was notable that during the exercise of the Commission a wide range of community groups and individuals came out in agreement with the NFU positions on the land. In fact, it seemed as though a majority was of the same frame of mind. We are convinced that the attitude/ideology of those who own and control the land is intimately related to how the land is used. Similarly the attitude/ideology of those who develop and implement policies, whether government departments or municipal planning authorities, is intimately related to how those policies play out. Sustainable development means different things to different sectors. We cannot assume that all policy-makers use the same “sustainable development” lens from which to form and implement policy. We cannot assume that farmers all agree on the meaning of sustainable development. This is seen in our varied concepts of land ownership, land use, the role of the market, and the kinds of public policies we demand of governments.”

Download the pdf here.