MEDIA RELEASE MAY 31, 2010
MARGARET ATWOOD TO JOIN PRISON FARM MARCH
Save the Prison Farms action plan to be posted on CSC's door
“Sixteen months of public events, letters, petitions, delegations, and parliamentary motions have gathered almost unanimous support across the country for
“Heritage dairy herds, which provide milk for inmates in at least three provinces are slated for dispersal,” added Dowling. “As one of our supporters has said, dispersing the herd is like wiping out an entire extended family.” The first sale is scheduled for
“By marching on CSC headquarters on June 6, Canadians will be sending a clear message to our government,” said Andrew McCann, of Urban Agriculture Kingston. “And that message is -- you have to stop ignoring the will of the majority.”
Margaret Atwood, one of
“At a time when world attention is focusing on looming food shortages linked to climate change, and when countries such as England are re-organizing to provide more food self-sufficiency, the government of Canada is making exactly the wrong move,” explained Atwood.
“It is also sending a clear signal to individual farmers all across
“We should not take away from offenders the very thing citizens are trying to rebuild in communities across
A one-time resident farm owner, Atwood was co-founder of the Meadowlark Organic Farm on
The June 6 rally will begin at 1:30 pm at
All are welcome to participate in this free event.
See www.saveourprisonfarms.ca and www.saveourfarms.ca, sponsored by the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE/PSAC) for more details.
Dianne Dowling 613-546-0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew McCann, 613-767-4127 or email@example.com
Bridget Doherty, 613-544-4525, ext 145, firstname.lastname@example.org