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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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Carruthers Creek MZO Request

Dear Minister Clark, We are writing to express our concern about a request from Pickering Council for a Minister’s zoning order (MZO) that would have a significant negative impact on the Carruthers Creek headwaters and 4,000 acres of prime (Class 1) farmland. We urge you not to grant the requested MZO for reasons outlined below. …

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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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NFU-O Statement on the Deaths of Two Migrant Farm Workers

In the past week, Mexican migrant farm workers Bonifacio Eugenio Romero and Rogelio Muñoz Santosa have died of COVID-19 in Southwestern Ontario.  They lost their lives to feed us and to provide for their families back home. The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is devastated by their tragic deaths. We extend our deepest condolences …

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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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Carruthers Creek MZO Request

Dear Minister Clark, We are writing to express our concern about a request from Pickering Council for a Minister’s zoning order (MZO) that would have a significant negative impact on the Carruthers Creek headwaters and 4,000 acres of prime (Class 1) farmland. We urge you not to grant the requested MZO for reasons outlined below. …

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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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NFU-O Statement on the Deaths of Two Migrant Farm Workers

In the past week, Mexican migrant farm workers Bonifacio Eugenio Romero and Rogelio Muñoz Santosa have died of COVID-19 in Southwestern Ontario.  They lost their lives to feed us and to provide for their families back home. The National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) is devastated by their tragic deaths. We extend our deepest condolences …

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