Darlene Levecque is co-founder and executive director of Nation Rising, a non-partisan political advocacy group lobbying the federal government to shift subsidies from animal agriculture and towards a plant-based food system for the benefit of the people, the planet, and animals. Darlene holds a honours bachelor of science in languages from Laurentian University, and a deep expertise in human resources and project management acquired during her tenure of over 30 years at a prominent Canadian telecommunications company. Darlene’s passion for animals has translated into volunteering her time for more than 15 years with several Canadian dog-rescue organizations, devoting her time to fundraising and fostering special-needs dogs.
Meat, dairy and egg production in Canada involves forcing thousands of animals to live in filthy conditions. By any epidemiological standard, this is a disaster waiting to happen, write Jenny Henry and Darlene Levecque of Nation Rising.