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Justin Trudeau to make an appearance at the International Plowing Match

By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com

Federal Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau is expected to visit the 2014 International Plowing Match (IPM) and Rural Expo on Thursday.

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) issued a media notice about the leader’s visit, saying that they are “pleased to welcome [the] leader of the Liberal Party of Canada” to the plowing match in Ivy, Ont., on Thursday September 18th.

Trudeau was scheduled to make a public appearance at the IPM last year, for the 100th anniversary, held in Perth County near Mitchell, Ont., but had to pull out last minute due to illness.

He plans to offer some remarks at the match site on Thursday afternoon in the new Future Farming Tent. During his stop, Trudeau will be taking in the sights at the IPM. Some of the potential areas that he could be visiting include, the 100-acre Tented City with over 500 venders and exhibitors, and enjoying the agricultural and historical displays.

While in the Barrie area, he will be attending a liberal fundraising event in the evening for area ridings at Horseshoe Valley. The event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $150 each.

Each year, the IPM celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of farm communities in Ontario. It is held in a different part of the province from year to year. In 2015, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry will host the match. The five-day event runs until September 20.

More information about the IPM and the list of scheduled events can be found at: www.plowingmatch.org.


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