GUELPH ON [September 21, 2023] – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) appreciates Premier Doug Ford’s new direction on this issue and thanks him for making this difficult decision.
Preserving agricultural lands for the purposes of food production and processing is a top priority for OFA, however we recognize that Ontario is still facing a housing crisis.
“We remain supportive of the government’s plan to address this by building within existing urban boundaries, utilizing underdeveloped areas, reclaiming abandoned industrial lands and building up instead of out,” says Peggy Brekveld, OFA President.
As always, we remain a willing partner with government to find workable solutions that will both address the housing crisis and protect Ontario’s farmland.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is the largest general farm organization in Ontario, representing 38,000 farm families across the province and serving as the leading advocate and strongest voice of Ontario’s farmers. As a dynamic farmer-led organization based in Guelph, the OFA represents and champions the interests of Ontario farmers through government relations, farm policy recommendations, research, lobby efforts, community representation, media relations and more. For more information, visit ofa.on.ca.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
519-821-8883 ext. 218