The Right to Food
Updated: Nov 29, 2020
But what does the right to food actually mean? It doesn’t mean the right to be fed. It doesn’t mean that the government is obligated to give out food to everyone. It actually means: governments have the obligation to allow people to feed them selves as part of living a dignified life.
Canada failed to provide adequate access to food essentials to all Canadians, which resulted in Four-million Canadians unable to afford the food they needed. With the introduction of a new Canadian food guide and the controversy that has come to boil as a result, it is clear that Canada is still failing to meet its peoples’ needs. However, it is important to acknowledge the imperfection of any entity and take stock of the efforts made to improve.