OFA provided comments regarding the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline running through Michigan into Ontario to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s statement that Line 5 will be shut down with no plan to replace the critical energy it delivers to Eastern Canada, OFA encourages the Government of Canada to work with American state and federal administrations to maintain Line 5. This will ensure that families and businesses on both sides of the border will continue to have a safe, affordable and reliable supply of energy. Canadian farmers rely on Line 5 to supply gasoline, propane, diesel, and other products to support farm activities like grain drying, irrigation and for HVAC systems. Line 5 also supports thousands of skilled trades jobs across Canada that contribute to the North American economy. While construction of a new tunnel takes place, Line 5 must stay open as it is a critical piece of North American energy infrastructure that benefits both Canada and the United States.
This letter was written by OFA on behalf of Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Beef Farmers of Ontario, Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg & Chick Commission, Ontario Pork and Turkey Farmers of Ontario, and OFA farmer members to raise an important issue affecting Canada’s energy security in Ontario and Quebec, and the oil producing provinces in the west.