Policy and Briefs

The NFU-O Supports Immediate Paid Sick Leave Legislation

The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) appeals to the Ontario government to immediately introduce paid sick leave legislation to protect the most vulnerable and prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The NFU-O joins the Decent Work and Health Network’s call for the immediate introduction of 7 days of permanent paid sick leave for all …

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NFU-O Shares Results of Abattoir Survey with Minister Hardeman

On November 4, the NFU-O Livestock Committee, comprised of Board, staff, and members, met with Minister Hardeman to share the results of a survey of provincially-licensed abattoirs regarding their ability to increase processing capacity. “Provincially-licensed abattoirs are key to the prosperity of small farmers and create affluence in rural communities. They are a key component …

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Conservation Authorities Letter to Premier

Dear Premier Ford, We, the 112 undersigned organizations, call on the Government of Ontario to retain the current mandate of the province’s 36 Conservation Authorities in protecting, restoring and managing the watersheds where 95 percent of Ontarians reside. Their functions and responsibilities with respect to land use planning and permitting, monitoring, stewardship and education must …

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Comments on ERO 019-1679 & ERO 019-1680

ERO 019-1679 Proposed Land Needs Assessment Methodology for A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  ERO 019-01680 Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  Introduction The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of sustainable family farmers …

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Response to Freedom of Information Request for FBR Numbers

Updated August 10, 2020 OMAFRA Notice of Decision. Sent July 14, 2020 foiaccess.omafra@ontario.ca To Whom It May Concern: As an accredited farm organization representing farmers across the province, the NFU-O is concerned about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) request for Farm Business Registration (FBR) data. For the following reasons, we …

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