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Agricultural Crisis

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official493
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 73
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 73
Mover
Ven. F. Stewart
Seconder
Mr. M. Archambault
Text
That this General Synod:
1. recognizing the agricultural crisis as a major social problem; expresses its concern at the stress and suffering of farming families caught in the economic crisis in Canada's agricultural sector;
2. directs the Program Committee to take steps to explore the roots of the agricultural crisis, and to recommend practical ways for the Church, at parish, diocesan and national levels, to minister to those under stress, and to advocate helpful changes in national policies. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 73
Subjects
Agriculture - Canada
Agriculture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and agriculture - Anglican Church of Canada
Farm life - Canada
Farmers - Canada
Farmers - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
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Resolutions [Plant Breeders' Rights]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official734
Date
May 1988
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
May 1988
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mrs. A. Newell
Seconder
Mrs. H. Woolley
Text
That the National Executive Council convey to the Government of Canada its concerns with respect to Bill C-107 regarding Plant Breeders' Rights and in particular the following concerns:
1. That a wide genetic diversity of plant stock be preserved and their availability maintained.
2. That plant breeding research and development not ignore those crops designed for relatively small markets or for regions with specific needs.
3. That the present level of funding for public research and development be increased.
4. That royalties received from publicly produced cultivar be returned to support the plant breeding program that developed the variety.
5. That the free exchange of research information be increased.
6. That excessive price increases for seeds and plant stock be avoided and that the financial needs and constraints of Canadian farmers and consumers be considered, should any increase in cost occur.
7. That government maintain a responsible presence and control over research and pricing.
8. That the 18 year patent period be reassessed and decreased.
9. That the full implications of patenting life forms be explored in depth and the ethical and legal questions addressed in greater detail.
10. That the question of ownership vis-a-vis the concentration of productive power of food resources be squarely addressed and the ethical and geo-political implications responsibly explored.
11. That efforts be made to develop new plant stocks that are less dependent upon agro-chemicals.
12. That the well-being of the natural environment be a major consideration in granting patents to any new seed stock.
13. That the needs of the Third World, in terms of food production and agricultural practices compatible to ecological and economic conditions, be responsibly considered.
14. That the issue of possible conflict of interest of patent holders be addressed. (In many cases, the same key international companies are involved in the debate over generic drugs, generic pesticides and plant breeding legislation. The question to be addressed is how appropriate is it for the same company to hold a patent on a given seed stock that requires the application of an agro-chemical patented by that company.)
15. That in granting patents for new foods stocks where possible nutritional content takes precedence over such factors as uniformity of size, ripening time, colour, etc., that is over factors that have more to do with aesthetics, convenience and efficiency than with nutrition.
16. That public and open hearings begin as soon as possible so that all sides of the debate may be heard and that the ethical, ecological, political and commercial implications of such a Bill can be more fully explored before any final action is taken.
Following lengthy discussion, it was the consensus that the above motion should be referred and it was:
That the above motion regarding Plant Breeders' Rights be referred to the Executive Director of Program, for staff work as appropriate noting the need for urgency. CARRIED #53-05-88
Subjects
Patents - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Food supply
Food supply - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Plants, Protection of
Biotechnology - Moral and ethical aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Agricultural biotechnology - Canada
Agricultural biotechnology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Agriculture - Canada
Agriculture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Mushrooming questions about plant-breeders rights: Church seeks white paper, public hearings, cites danger to farming through cost increases

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1912
Date
1988 June 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1988 June 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
TORONTO, June 10, 1988 -- Legislation now before the House of Commons raises serious ethical issues and could impose extra hardship on Canadian farmers, the Anglican Church of Canada says.
Bill C-107, an act to establish "plant-breeders rights", has received first reading in the House. The church says there should be public hearings across Canada before the bill receives second reading.
In a letter to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, the Church's general secretary lists several concerns about the legislation which would allow corporations to take out patents on plants. David Woeller says this raises important ethical questions: "Something as basic to the future of all human beings as food must be seen in a context broader than that of individual or corporate property rights and must not be decided only by plant scientists and big business."
The letter notes that this is the first time Parliament has addressed the concept of "patenting" life forms. It says once any kind of life form -- even plant life -- becomes established as a commodity to be bought and sold, it will become extremely difficult to draw the line: "The United States began with plant patenting but has moved to allow patenting for micro-organisms and animals.
"Earlier this year Harvard University was granted a patent for a mouse containing human genes ..... There is no difference between human genetic material and the genetic material of any other species."
The letter raises three additional concerns:
First it says "Bill C-107 is addressing the wrong issue". The real issue is to ensure adequate funds for agricultural research. It suggests this should be done through public funding, rather than through increasing profits to agricultural companies. It says there should be a white paper on the future of agricultural research to allow Canadians to consider this issue in its broader context.
Second, the evidence suggests that "agricultural input costs will increase substantially" as a result of the legislation".
-- there will be an immediate increase in seed costs of 10 percent, according to an estimate by the Manitoba department of agriculture;
-- several estimates predict a further rapid rise in prices, by at least 30 percent;
-- the example of pharmaceutical companies causes special concern. These companies recently received similar patent protection for prescription drugs. At that time, the federal government said price increases would not exceed the Consumer Price Index (about 5 percent). In fact, a study by the government of Ontario revealed that more than 1,000 drugs had excessive price increases over a six month period -- and some increased by more than 100 percent ! Many of the pharmaceutical companies responsible for these price increases are the same companies which seek patents on their seeds.
Third, the bill would operate to the detriment of Third World agriculture which has supplied us with much of our "germplasm" -- the genetic material of plant breeding -- free of charge. Bill C-107 flies in the face of United Nations initiatives to ensure "farmers' rights".
The letter concludes by urging the government to initiate public hearings to be held across the country before proceeding with the legislation.
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For further information, contact:
Peter Hamel, National Affairs Consultant, or
David Pollock, Economic Justice Consultant,
(416) 924-9192
or Doug Tindal, Director of Communications
(416) 924-9192; residence (416) 335-8349
Subjects
Patents - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Food supply
Food supply - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Plants, Protection of
Biotechnology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Agricultural biotechnology - Canada
Agricultural biotechnology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Agriculture - Canada
Agriculture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon J.E. Lane
Seconder
Canon G.H.L. Ash
Text
Recognizing the Agricultural and Rural Development Act (ARDA) Program as one of the most creative and imaginative programs yet developed for the improvement of rural life in Canada and that the basis for ARDA projects is firmly rooted in local participation and involvement:
This General Synod Commends the ARDA program to all rural clergy and parishes and urges them to involve themselves creatively in such local programs as a fitting channel for the exercise of Christian Service. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Agriculture - Canada
Agriculture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Agriculture and Rural Development Subsidiary Agreement (Canada)
Rural areas - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Rural churches - Anglican Church of Canada
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Bishop, Peter Charles, Rev. (Coppermine; Fort Chimo, Québec) (2 files). - 1963-1972

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34595
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
36
File No
6a
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Burningham, Frederick George, Rev. (Fort Chimo, Québec; Southampton Island). - 1963-1974

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34603
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
38
File No
4
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Clarke, James Charles MacLeod, Rev. (Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1958-1971

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34610
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
40
File No
1
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

Moore, Terry (Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1967-1970

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34658
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
50
File No
2
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Moore, Terry (Cambridge Bay; Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1968-1975

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34660
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
50
File No
4
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Stanley, Douglas Arnold Bruce (Tuktoyaktuk; Fort Chimo, Québec) (2 files). - 1962-1968

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34677
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
53
File No
1
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Tuktoyaktuk (N.W.T.)
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Catechist school - Fort Chimo (Québec). - 1962-1971

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34762
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-3 Catechists and lay workers files. -- 1958-1984.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
62
File No
2
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

Fort Chimo (Québec). - 1960-1979

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34786
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-4 Mission station files. -- 1948-1979.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
65
File No
4
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

Clergy conferences (Pangnirtung, N.W.T.; Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1962-1965

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34910
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-6 Diocesan files. -- 1938-1983.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
80
File No
1
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

Bishop, Peter Charles, Rev. (Coppermine; Fort Chimo, Quebéc) (2 files). - 1963-1972

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions36389
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
36
File No
6b
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Coppermine (N.W.T.)
Kugluktuk (Nunavut)
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Bessie Quirt - Fort George, Fort Chimo, Herschel Island. - 1947-1960

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions36486
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 9 PHOTOGRAPHS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 9 PHOTOGRAPHS
Material Type
Graphic material
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of 44 photos mostly from Fort George, but also includes Moose Factory, Fort Chimo and Herschel Island. Includes some Indian Residential School photos.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
P9901
Box Number
5
File No
8
Subject
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Herschel Island (N.W.T.)
Moose Factory (Ont.)
Fort George (Québec)
Chisasibi (Québec)
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Bishop Jamie Clarke slides. - 1959-1967

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions36495
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 9 PHOTOGRAPHS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 9 PHOTOGRAPHS
Material Type
Graphic material
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of slides of Jamie Clarke's ministry in Ungava region of the Arctic. Includes Fort Chimo, Inuvik, 1967 Synod, etc.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
P2010-13
Box Number
1
File No
4
Subject
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Fort Chimo (Québec)
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2-7 St. Stephen's, Fort Chimo, Québec - Baptisms. - 1960-1969

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions37869
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-7 St. Stephen's Mission, Fort Chimo (Que.). -- 1902-1970.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of legal size copies of the register of baptisms.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M71-4
Box Number
26
File No
6
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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2-7 St. Stephen's, Fort Chimo, Québec - Marriages. - 1905-1970

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions37870
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-7 St. Stephen's Mission, Fort Chimo (Que.). -- 1902-1970.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of legal size copies of the register of marriages.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M71-4
Box Number
26
File No
7
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

2-7 St. Stephen's, Fort Chimo, Québec - Confirmations. - 1938-1969

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions37875
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-7 St. Stephen's Mission, Fort Chimo (Que.). -- 1902-1970.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of oversize copies of the register of confirmation records.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M71-4
Box Number
26
File No
12
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Less detail

2-7 St. Stephen's, Fort Chimo, Québec - Burials. - 1902-1966

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions37876
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 MISSION STATION RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-7 St. Stephen's Mission, Fort Chimo (Que.). -- 1902-1970.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of oversize copies of the register of burial records.
Places include: Ungava, George River (Kangiqsualujjuaq), Fort Chimo (Kuujjuaq), False River, Kootlotook, Koksoak, Aloleek, Kotaluk (Leaf River), Port Burwell, Kasegeaksevik, Mukalik, and Payne Bay.
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M71-4
Box Number
26
File No
13
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
George River (Québec)
Kangiqsualujjuaq (Québec)
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