News
Featured Image
 Shutterstock

You’re invited! Join LifeSite in celebrating 25 years of pro-life and pro-family reporting at our anniversary Gala August 17th in Naples, Florida. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by clicking here. 

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Party of Canada MP and leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis said attacks on Canadian farmers via so-called net-zero targets are like “sorcery” and a real cause for concern for Canada’s future food supply.

“It’s agriculture, what is being attacked. And that’s why I believe that there’s an agenda,” Lewis said during a recent campaign stop speech.

“This whole net zero … nobody is ever asked to define net zero. And that’s what the farmers are fighting over right now,” she added.

Lewis noted how, as an example, “you eat a piece of steak, that steak, the carbon footprint is calculated by every single thing that that cattle consumed up until you ate it, and then the fact that you ate it, that what the carbon footprint is.”

“And so, the nitrogen in the soil, the feed, the transportation of the feed, everything is calculated. And then they do an equation and then they say it’s not sustainable.”

Lewis said net-zero farming practices is what happened in countries such as the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

“And the problem is, is that even for agricultural production, where farmers have gone to even zero tillage, and has invested in technology, and they thought that that would have been enough, and that’s what the government in Holland said, that would have been enough, then they changed the rules and they said, no, it’s not enough, all that money you invested, I’m sorry, it still doesn’t meet net zero,” Lewis said.

“And that’s the problem because the net zero calculation is almost like it’s sorcery.”

Lewis before has blasted the current cancel-culture crusade against red meat by pushing bugs as a source of food.

In a recent campaign blog update posted on her website, Lewis wrote, “Mega corporations shouldn’t be buying up all our farmland. Governments shouldn’t be interfering in how we farm. Bugs are not beef. Let’s stand up for farmers and protect our food security.”

Lewis also noted how the green push to force a phase-out of abundant oil and gas reserves is hypocritical considering what the elites are trying to promote as substitutes.

“When you look at an electric car, and if you’re going to do a net zero calculation on an electric car and you look at … a cobalt mine or a lithium mine, and you look at the degradation of that and then you look at the fact that five-year-old African children are working in those mines,” Lewis said.

“And then you look at the battery in an electric car and how it gets disposed of afterwards and the years that it would take to break down that battery, and you do a carbon footprint on that, you would see that that is far more damaging than agriculture.”

Lewis said as prime minister she would “secure” Canada’s “food supply.”

“It’s key to our national sovereignty, and the literal health of our country,” Lewis wrote.

“A Lewis-led government will always stand up for Canadian farmers and our agriculture sector.”

The Canadian federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pressing ahead with an attack on Canadian farmers by pushing forth an agenda that would force them to reduce the amount of nitrogen-based fertilizer.

Trudeau’s climate plan includes provisions to decrease nitrous oxide emissions, which the government says mainly come from farmers, in Canada from its 2020 levels by 30 percent by 2030.

The Great Reset of Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum (WEF) has as part of its agenda the promotion of eating bugs to replace beef, pork, and other meats that they say have high “carbon” footprints.

In recent days, there has been an unprecedented uprising of farmers in the Netherlands opposed to green policies.

— Article continues below Petition —
PETITION: Stand with Farmers Against the Great Reset!
  Show Petition Text
30313 have signed the petition.
Let's get to 35000!
Thank you for signing this petition!
Add your signature:
  Show Petition Text
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.

UPDATE 8/17/22:

SIGN & SHARE the petition supporting farmers whose livelihoods are being attacked by extreme environmental policies and countless media outlets. 

----------
UPDATE: The farmers' protests are spreading

 

Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.

While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen. 

While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.

That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of farmers across world against intrusive, overreaching policies of globalist organizations and political leaders who seek to prioritize their own extreme environmental ideology over the ability for everyday farmers to earn a living and provide for their families and communities.
 


Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.

In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.

This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.

As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.

Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
 


Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.

Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.

That's why we must take this opportunity to make our voices heard -- whether you're a farmer, yourself; work in an industry that would be negatively affected by such policies; or simply support the hardworking men and women in your country and others who wish to maintain the freedom to provide for their families without excessive government and globalist interference.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition in support of Dutch farmers, and farmers and workers across the world, whose livelihoods can and eventually will be harmed by the extreme environmental demands of globalist entities like the EU and WEF seeking to implement the Great Reset.

Thank you!


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

New video highlights Canadian cricket farm (LifeSiteNews)

'Dutch farmers push back against ‘green’ tyranny, use tractors to block major highways' (LifeSiteNews)

**Photo Credit:  Shutterstock

  Hide Petition Text

Lewis: ‘Great Reset’ is not a conspiracy but real

In a recent blog update, Lewis noted how the WEF “was never a conspiracy — it was an actual book written by the head of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, about how to usher in a ‘green economy.’”

“We have watched leaders around the globe — like our Prime Minister — operate in lockstep and proclaim that COVID has given us a great opportunity to ‘reset’ and reimagine our economic and social future,” Lewis wrote.

“I will stand against WEF policies that undermine our sovereignty, erode our freedom, and attempt to shape our destiny into their post-nationalist state.”

Lewis noted how the idea that a group of “elites could go around the world ‘penetrating’ political democracies and concluding that ‘you will own nothing and you will be happy’ goes against the values of free enterprise and sovereignty that built Canada into this incredible country.”

Lewis, who is against COVID jab mandates and extreme lockdowns as well as “cancel culture,” said that she isn’t “aware of any Conservative that is a part of the WEF,” including perceived frontrunner CPC MP Pierre Poilievre.

“I have been shown several videos postulating that Mr. Poilievre’s campaign is a shill for the WEF and I can say that it goes against what I know of Mr. Poilievre who has never given me any reason to doubt his commitment to this country,” Lewis noted.

Lewis promised that as the leader, committing to making sure her MPs “not attend WEF conferences” is a given, but she will go further.

“A commitment that Conservative MPs will not attend WEF conferences is a given, but doesn’t go far enough to guarantee Canadians that we will shun any global organization that attempts to undermine our democracy,” Lewis wrote.

“I will go further by challenging the WEF net-zero policies that negatively affect our farmers, that dictate climate change policies that impoverish citizens while not reducing emissions, and that will control every aspect of our lives through the digitization of our economy.”

Lewis is the only pro-life candidate in the running for the CPC leadership. She has been firm in her opposition to unrestricted abortion and is the only one endorsed by Campaign Life Coalition.

As for Poilievre, he is pro-abortion. Last year he voted against a bill that would have banned sex-selective abortion in Canada.

The CPC will elect a new leader on September 10.

Stop Trudeau’s Reckless Climate Plans That Could Spark Food Shortages! Contact your Canadian MP & Senators NOW.

Comments

Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.

1 Comments

    Loading...