Press Release

Response to Regulatory proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act (ERO 019-2986)

Dear Ms. Mikel, The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of sustainable family farmers in Ontario and has advocated for farm families across Ontario and Canada since 1969. Members work together to achieve agricultural policies that ensure dignity and income security for farm families, while protecting and enhancing …

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Response to Ontario’s Strategy to Address the Threat of Invasive Wild Pigs (ERO 019-3468)

June 7, 2021 RE: ERO# 019-3465 Regulating 13 invasive species and watercraft as a carrier of invasive species under Ontario’s Invasive Species Act, 2015 and ERO# 019-3468 Ontario’s Strategy to Address the Threat of Invasive Wild Pigs Dear Ministry, The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is an accredited farm organization representing thousands of sustainable …

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Follow-up Letter to Minister Hardeman Regarding Next Policy Framework

Dear Minister Hardeman,  The National Farmers Union – Ontario would like to thank you for meeting with farm organizations on May 13th to discuss the Next Policy Framework (NPF). We would like to take this opportunity to follow up on the core areas of feedback that were requested at the meeting: the top priority for …

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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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Farm Organizations, Nature Conservancy Groups Protest MZOs

Across southern Ontario, prime farmland and vital greenspace have been zoned for development through Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZOs). MZOs enable the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to expedite zoning decisions that contradict already established municipal land use plans. Several farm organizations and nature conservancy groups in Ontario have joined forces in an open letter …

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