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Petition:
Introduction of various vegan options in public cafeterias

Petition text

WHEREAS  there are few, if any, plant-based menu options in Québec's public cafeterias;
 
WHEREAS
the absence of  vegan options is a major obstacle to implementing the new Canada Food Guide, which recommends  eating more vegetables, whole grains, fruit and nuts, and less meat and  cheese;
 
WHEREAS the absence of  vegan options infringes on the rights of vegans by forcing them to consume animal products against their conscience, which violates section 2A of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which recognizes citizens' fundamental right to freedom of conscience;
 
WHEREAS
our food choices have a major impact on public health and the environment (greenhouse gases, pollution, and water waste, resistance to antibiotics, zoonotic diseases, chronic non-contagious diseases, etc.) and the Government is responsible for protecting the future of generations to come;
 
WHEREAS most Quebecers would like to reduce their consumption of animal products and increase their intake of plant-based foods but find it challenging to do so in many circumstances;
 
We, the undersigned, ask the Government of Québec to introduce a law that requires a variety of vegan options in public cafeterias (schools, hospitals, prisons, Government buildings, etc.).

The signing period for this petition is over.


Signing deadline : December 3, 2019

Number of signatures : 1298