Ontario PC’s Seek to Strengthen Ontario’s Food Processing Sector
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
On Thursday, Ontario’s Agriculture Critic Ernie Hardeman, Member of Provencal Parliament for Oxford announced that the Ontario PC Party has launched a survey for Ontario’s food processing industry to identify some of the key challenges faced by the industry and what can be done to strengthen the sector and increase competitiveness.
“There are over 3,000 food processors in Ontario who have a combined economic impact of $39 billion and employ 120,000 people. This includes large manufacturers as well as local abattoirs, bakeries and wineries,” said Hardeman “We need to ensure that government policies allow our food manufacturers to be successful here at home and allow them to compete around the world.”
Those involved in the food and beverage industry are encouraged to participate and the survey can be accessed online at www.ErnieHardemanMPP.com/processors or to request a hard copy call Mr. Hardeman’s office at call 416-325-1239 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.