QUÉBEC, TERRE D'ASPHALTE
The small Quebec Nordic garden is under very high speculative tension. Despite an Act to protect agricultural land and a watchdog in the Commission de protection du territoire agricole, the Belle Province’s feeder land disappears sneakily under the asphalt, particularly in the Montreal Urban Community, where the best land in the province is. This is revealed by the investigation of the tandem Nicolas Mesly, journalist and agronomist, and the director Hélène Choquette. Among the shocking findings, farmers, much less the next generation, can no longer afford to buy their main tool, the land. And this, at a time when food self-sufficiency is back in the news, COVID19 pandemic obliges.