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OFA welcomes new provincial ag minister


October 28, 2011
By Ontario Federation of Agriculture

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October 24, 2011, Toronto, Ont – Premier
McGuinty has declared that his focus for the 40th Parliament of Ontario is to
“guide Ontario through global uncertainty by focusing on building a strong Ontario
economy.” And he’s already begun construction with the recent announcement of
the new Cabinet.

October 24, 2011, Toronto, Ont – Premier
McGuinty has declared that his focus for the 40th Parliament of Ontario is to
“guide Ontario through global uncertainty by focusing on building a strong Ontario
economy.” And he’s already begun construction with the recent announcement of
the new Cabinet.

The Ontario Federation of
Agriculture (OFA)
congratulates the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs
– Minister Ted McMeekin. He represents the Ancaster,
Dundas, Flamborough and Westdale regions.

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Minister McMeekin has
worked with constituent farmers over his term of service and is familiar with
the farm, and agri-food priorities. His Cabinet experience will help him
promote the interests of Ontario’s agri-food sector, an important economic
engine.

The (OFA ) looks forward to
working with all Cabinet members as we pursue the Premier’s goal of
strengthening Ontario’s economy. We will work with key ministries to grow our
industry and improve the lives of Ontarians. OFA will focus particular efforts
with Environment, Natural Resources, Finance, Education, Economic development,
Energy and Health ministries.

Although the new McGuinty
government doesn’t bring a lot of representation from rural Ontario, the OFA is
confident that our new agriculture Minister will bring the necessary skills in
listening, consensus building, the ability to keep a strong rein on the
ministry and a desire for achievement along with the respect of Cabinet colleagues.
The agricultural portfolio has gained a lot of attention in recent years and
OFA looks forward to a new working relationship with all our ministries.