Policy

A brief to the Ontario Ombudsman from the NFU regarding the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and its violation of its public trust

The National Farmers Union (NFU) formally requests that the Ontario Ombudsman investigate the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

OMAFRA is failing in its duty to properly direct and shape Ontario food and agriculture systems. By failing to pursue policies that preserve and strengthen (1) rural communities and economies, (2) the healthfulness and safety of our food, (3) the sustainability of our production systems, and (4) the ability of our family farm food producers to thrive today and in coming generations, OMAFRA is failing to live up to its duty to act in accord with citizens’ wishes and to safeguard citizens’ interests. That is to say, OMAFRA is failing in its responsibility to protect and advance the public trust.

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