National Food Waste Awareness Day Act

An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day


Bonita Zarrillo  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of Nov. 3, 2022

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This enactment designates the 20th day of October in each year as “National Food Waste Awareness Day”.


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National Food Waste Awareness Day ActRoutine Proceedings

November 3rd, 2022 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bonita Zarrillo NDP Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-304, An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to table my first bill, which designates October 20 as national food waste awareness day. I thank the member for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford for seconding my bill.

This bill has a special place in the history of the office of Port Moody—Coquitlam, as it was researched by Yulia, our intern from Ukraine. Food insecurity is a reality, and her work was driven by a global concern.

Having a day to recognize the impacts of food waste on food insecurity will raise awareness, inspire change and contribute to meaningful solutions to make Canada's food system more secure. Sixty percent of the food produced in Canada each year is thrown out, and half of it is fresh, edible and nutritious food that could help feed four million Canadians, one million of whom are children who struggle daily with access to healthy food.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)