Agriculture and agri-food businesses are leading economic drivers for the province, contributing nearly $40 billion in GDP and employing over 822,000 Ontarians. These farm businesses form the backbone of our robust food systems and rural communities, with the potential to drive our economies forward.
OFA supports a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) requiring higher ethanol content and other green sustainable fuels into our energy streams. We recognize the federal government intention that a Clean Fuel Standard should complement Canada’s approach to pricing carbon pollution by driving investments in cleaner fuels and fuels technology. We recommend the federal government also consider other formative findings from foundational papers that led to Canada’s approach to pricing carbon pollution.