Reason #3: Urban Agriculture
Vancouver has always been a strong supporter of urban agriculture. The 100-mile diet was developed in BC, many restaurants showcase local ingredients, and the Farmers Markets have been growing since 1995. Vision Vancouver has continued that support by making legislative changes to support the farmers markets, increasing the number of community gardens, and allowing Vancouverites to keep backyard chickens and bee hives.
This shouldn’t be a political issue, but for some reason Suzanne Anton and the NPA have decided to attack Vancouver’s food security policies, even though former NPA mayoral candidate Peter Ladner is one its biggest supporters.