It won’t be long until the government of Ontario decides the fate of Bill 132. It’s an act to reduce “burdens on people and businesses by enacting, amending and repealing various acts and revoking various regulations,” according to the government’s website. Currently, members of the standing committee are meeting to discuss the Bill, and will… Read More

Earlier this year, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) informed the government it would no longer be carrying out animal welfare law enforcement. The announcement has spurred the need for an overhaul of Ontario’s Ontario Animal Protection Act, but also left a gap between the current set up and the… Read More

The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) have won the inaugural Excellence in Agriculture Awards from the Government of Ontario. According to a news release, the award recognizes agri-food businesses, individuals and organizations that have raised the bar for agri-food excellence, demonstrated leadership in their field, undertaken strategic product development benefiting their sector, or advanced… Read More

Most people in rural areas across Canada have one unfortunate thing in common: slow internet. The Ontario government is hoping to change that for the people in Wellington County. Infrastructure Minister, Monte McNaughton announced up to $63.7 million will be given to the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), as part of the government’s commitment for… Read More

The Ontario SPCA’s (OSPCA) contract is set to expire at the end of the month, and the organization has informed the government it will no longer enforce the animal welfare legislation in the province of Ontario at that time. The OSPCA has offered a three-month transition phase of the current working arrangement that could see the charity… Read More

The Ontario government is proposing changes to the previous government’s recent overhaul of the rabies immunization rules as they apply to livestock headed to agricultural fairs. Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, says the proposed amendments to the Health Protection and Promotion Act are intended to reduce “unnecessary red tape and… Read More

Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford began his western tour Thursday by visiting a kindred spirit, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe. Moe clearly indicated he’s glad to have Ford on his side on several issues, but particularly Saskatchewan’s long-standing opposition to the carbon tax. Ontario announced it is intervening in the Government of Saskatchewan’s reference challenging the federal… Read More

The future of the University of Guelph’s Kemptville and Alfred campuses are one step closer to being decided, as government-requested reports on their feasibility have been completed. The full report contains several recommendations for the Alfred campus, but ends with only one feasible option for Kemptville’s future: “(It is recommended) the Government of Ontario enter… Read More