The 2019 federal election is officially in full swing. OFA believes growth and prosperity can be achieved by simply distributing economic development opportunities across the province and our country. It’s how we can move towards Producing Prosperity with our agri-food sector.
From farmers to our diverse food processing industry, the agri-food sector is the leading economic engine for the Ontario and Canadian economy – producing a powerhouse of possibilities. To keep this sector profitable and productive, we need strong and vibrant communities with the infrastructure to support growth.
Here is what Ontario’s agri-food sector and rural communities need from the next federal government to support growth and keep our sector profitable and productive. Use these priorities as talking points when you meet with your local candidates this fall.
- Rural Ontario needs affordable energy
- Rural infrastructure – roads, bridges and drainage systems keep our sector moving
- Access to reliable high-speed internet
- Access to markets and the need for skilled labour
Click here to download a copy of OFA’s 2019 federal election campaign backgrounder.