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Ontario farm trespassing law explained webinars

Ontario farm trespassing law explained webinars

OMAFRA to hold two webinars – on January 30 and February 3, 2023.

By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Photo by Peggy Sue Zinn on Unsplash

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is holding a pair of webinars—on January 30, and February 3, 2023—to explain the provincial government’s new fact sheet on the farm-trespassing law.

The discussion will also include prominently noted exemptions granted to people with the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

We all know that farm trespassing poses quite a biosecurity risk to both the farms and Canada’s food supply. As such, to reduce the risk of possible cross-contamination—not to mention the right the simply keep people off your farm property—eliminating farm trespassing is seen as an important hot-button topic.

To combat farm trespassing, the Ontario government has the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020, and related Regulation 701/20.

The two OMAFRA online webinars are scheduled for January 30, 2023, (2:30 to 3:30 pm) and February 3 (11 am to 12 noon).

To register for a session, please email: SecurityFromTrespass.OMAFRA@ontario.ca no later than Thursday, January 26, 2023.


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