Eat Think Vote in the News

Thousands of Canadians have gathered at Eat Think Vote Events to talk to their candidates to make food an election issue. Check out these news articles from national and regional media.



Students, community members and politicians discuss food insecurity and the federal election -The Ubyssey

On October 15, students, local politicians and community members gathered at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability for an evening of thought-provoking conversation. The topic was food insecurity among students and the political action needed to address it.

Nipissing-Timiskaming candidates address poverty, food insecurity -Northern News

The federal candidates in Nipissing-Timiskaming were quizzed on their party’s stances on food policy Wednesday, at a time when thousands of people are believed to be facing food insecurity in the riding.

Three of Nunavut’s federal candidates face off in debate on food security -Nunatsiaq News

After weeks of criss-crossing Canada’s largest riding, three of Nunavut’s federal candidates found themselves in the same room in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The debate, attended by more than60 people, was hosted by the food centre as part of a series of Eat Think Vote events held by Food Secure Canada across the country to discuss income and food security

Cumberland-Colchester candidates Armstrong, Zann differ on respect given to rural farmers -The Guardian

AMHERST, N.S. — How farmers are supported, or taxed, could make all the difference in providing food security and eliminating hunger and poverty in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
That was the feeling among six of the seven candidates seeking to become the next MP for Cumberland-Colchester during an Eat Think Vote forum in Amherst on Monday.

Food insecurity debate touches on homegrown issues –Northern News

Food insecurity was on the hot plate at the Eat Think Vote debate Monday night.Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins hosted all five local candidates in this year’s federal election at The Lord’s Kitchen (Timmins-James Bay).

Candidates talk food security at Cranbrook forum -Nelson Star

Three candidates running for Kootenay-Columbia discussed food security and climate change during a forum on Saturday night at Auntie Barb’s Bakery in Cranbrook.

Federal candidates discuss food policies in St. John’s -The Telegram

Food security, support for farmers among concerns addressed. On Saturday, federal candidates stopped by the St. John’s Farmers’ Market to hear concerns raised by market-goers about food insecurity and other food issues facing the province.

Eat Think Vote: National campaign wants voters to think about food security -CBC News

A national campaign asking voters to start thinking about food issues is making a stop at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Eat Think Vote is hosting an informal meet and greet with candidates from around the St. John’s region to talk about something that affects every voter: food.

Eat, think, vote: Putting food as an election issue on the plate -Manitoba Co-operator

Candidates gather at the South Osborne Farmers’ Market to chat about food issues. Why it matters: While food isn’t a standard election topic, it coincides with many other issues such as agriculture, economy, trade and health care.

Candidates give food for thought at Eat Think Vote debate -The Whig Standard

A federal election debate focused on food security lacked some of the key ingredients it needed Tuesday night.

The debate, hosted by the Food Policy Council, attracted three candidates from both Kingston and the Islands and Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, but neither Conservative party candidates nor Kingston and the Islands incumbent Liberal candidate Mark Gerretsen took part.

Richmond candidates explain why food security, agriculture important -Richmond News

Green Party candidate Francoise Raunet (Richmond Centre) and Liberal Joe Peschisolido (Steveston-Richmond East) are both taking part in the Eat Think Vote forum tomorrow evening at KPU.

Market vendors, customers question Halifax riding federal candidates on food security -The Chronicle Herald

They say food brings people together. It did exactly that at the Halifax Brewery Market on Saturday morning, as shoppers and vendors were able to question federal candidates in the Halifax riding on food issues at Eat Think Vote.

Guelph federal candidates discuss their plans to tackle food insecurity -Global news

The federal election campaign appears to be underway in Guelph after its first all-candidates forum that was held on Tuesday in the city’s downtown.

Guelph federal candidates to discuss food insecurity at Eat Think Vote debate -CBC News

“This has been an issue that’s increasingly become important to me and I really care about,” she said. “I’m really excited to see what the candidates have to say and see the contrast in their answers and how they approach their policies and what they think about these issues.”