Agri‑food as an Election Issue

New survey suggests Canadians consider food security as most important electoral issue, country divided on agrifood global trades.

Our new survey shows Canadians care about food affordability and consider it as an important issue for this Federal election, but the country is extremely divided in global trades for the sector. The Conservatives are considered as the best national stewards for the agrifood sector, followed by the Liberals and the Green Party. The People’s Party of Canada support on agrifood policy equals the New Democratic Party’s. The New Democratic Party is considered as the best positioned to deal with food affordability, while the Green Party is seen as championing food waste. However, the number of respondents who are unsure is very high, at 42% nationwide.

Media contact:

Sylvain Charlebois, Senior Director
Agri-Food Analytics Lab
Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
902-222-4142 (cell)

Howard Ramos, Collaborator
Faculty of Arts, Dalhousie University

Janet Music, Research Program Coordinator 
Agri-Food Analytics Lab
Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

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