The bill requires the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, in consultation with his or her provincial counterparts, to establish a pan-Canadian strategy to encourage Canadian consumers to buy locally produced food, and the Minister of Public Works and Government Services to develop a procurement policy to encourage government institutions to buy those foods.
The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.