Eat Think Vote in the News

The Eat Think Vote campaign has been running for over 2 months! Hundreds of Canadians have gathered to talk to their candidates so far to make food an election issue. Check out these news articles from national and regional media.


Food event gives you a chance to grill local candidates

On Wednesday, October 16, the Nipissing Area Food Roundtable will be hosting an event called Eat Think Vote from 6-9 pm at the Elk’s Lodge in North Bay. The idea is to spend time with candidates while grilling them on issues of importance to you.

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

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

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

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

Food security, support for farmers among concerns addressed.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — 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

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 coming before local candidates Oct. 5

This event is being co-hosted by the Cranbrook Food Action Committee and Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook. On Saturday, October 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. join the conversation at Auntie Barb’s Bakery at 217 Cranbrook St N. to discuss the food issues that matter to Canadians.

Candidates give food for thought at Eat Think Vote debate

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

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

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

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

“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.”