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Public Policy

Ontario Pork advocates on behalf of its more than 1,100 members on issues, legislation and regulations that impact the pork sector, by ensuring their voices are heard by policy makers during provincial and national policy discussions. 

Public policy directly affects how pork producers do business in this province; it can impact producers’ bottom line and the economic sustainability of raising pigs in Ontario.

Learn more about policy issues impacting Ontario’s pork industry. 

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Administrative Monetary Policy (MNRF)

Ontario Pork submission regarding monetary penalties for environmental contraventions

Ontario Pork submitted comments to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) regarding proposed changes to their Administrative Monetary Policy, as the Ministry is proposing to expand applicable legislation to include

Environment

Ontario Government’s Pre-Budget Consultations (Spring 2021)

Ontario Pork submission on the Ontario Government’s Pre-Budget Consultations (Spring 2021)

COVID-19 continues to create significant challenges for pork producers, pushing prices generally lower as restaurant demand has disappeared, and creating hog backlogs due to processing plants closures.

Budgets

Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal

Ontario Pork submission on the Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal

Ontario Pork welcomes the opportunity to provide input on the Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal. Initiatives that streamline Drainage Act processes and improve drain performance are welcomed by Ontario’s pork farmers.

Environment

Safety Nets and Business Risk Management Programs

Ontario Pork leverages partnerships in order to maximize the impact on government programs that are responsive to our sector.

Ontario Pork leverages partnerships in order to maximize the impact on government programs to support agriculture and to ensure that programs are responsive to our sector.

Safety Nets

Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Disruption of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline through Michigan into Ontario

Ontario Pork, with other agri-food groups, wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau regarding the Governor of Michigan’s indication to shut down Line 5, which will greatly affect Canada’s energy security in Ontario and Quebec, and oil...
Energy

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Accommodations

Ontario Pork supports the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and believes that producers must be able to continue to utilize TFWs as well as retain Canadian employees, and that any housing accommodations must be fair and not pit one type of...
Employment
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Additional Info


Additional Information

For more information, please contact Rachelle Wood, Sr. Policy Advisor. rachelle.wood@ontariopork.on.ca, 519-767-4600 Ext. 1202