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Public Policy

Ontario Pork advocates on behalf of its more than 1,100 members on issues, legislation and regulations that impact the pork sector, by ensuring their voices are heard by policy makers during provincial and national policy discussions. 

Public policy directly affects how pork producers do business in this province; it can impact producers’ bottom line and the economic sustainability of raising pigs in Ontario.

Learn more about policy issues impacting Ontario’s pork industry. 

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Verification Certificates for Incinerators

Ontario Pork comments on a proposal on how verification certificates are issued for incinerators regulated under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA)

Ontario Pork believes that incineration will add one more option for pork producers in particular, where deadstock pickup/burial or composting is not available as an option, or not feasible due to regulatory issues, costs and complexities. 
Animal Care

Fertilizer Use

Ontario Pork’s responds to the CFIA consultation on the proposed implementation of a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) standard for municipal biosolids imported or sold in Canada as commercial fertilizers

Pork producers are vigilant when it comes to applying nutrients to our soil. Most producers follow a Nutrient Management Plan which strictly informs in what way, where, and how much nutrient can be applied. We would welcome the availability of...
Environment

Ontario Ministry of Finance Pre-Budget Consultation (2024)

Ontario Pork’s submission to the Ontario Ministry of Finance pre-budget consultation (2024)

Ontario Pork is committed to ensuring that Ontario’s pork farmers continue to bring high quality pork to  Ontarians and international consumers and sincerely thanks the Government of Ontario for its ongoing support of the pork industry.
Budgets

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) Bill 136

Ontario Pork submission on Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Ontario’s pork farmers are committed to internationally recognized high standards of animal care and farm practices, based on science, education, and animal husbandry best practices

Animal Care

CFIA Proposed Changes to PigTRACE

Ontario Pork responds to proposed identification and traceability requirements that will negatively impact PigTRACE

The PigTRACE program has been mandated by federal regulation since July 1, 2014. The pork sector has made great progress and experienced the value of the program in terms of preparedness and response to disease and food safety issues.
Animal Care

Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO)

Ontario Pork comments on A Proposal to Modernize the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario Act

Ontario Pork supports the proposed revised purpose of the ARIO Act to, “…further the province’s commitment to excellence in agriculture and food processing by facilitating high-impact research and innovation, managing...
Research

Nutrient Management Act

Ontario Pork submission on the Nutrient Management Act Further Burden Reduction Opportunities

Ontario Pork submission on proposed changes to Tables 1 and 2 of the Nutrient Management Protocol, under the Nutrient Management Act

Environment

Ontario Ministry of Finance Pre-Budget Consultation (2023)

Ontario Pork’s submission to the Ontario Ministry of Finance pre-budget consultation (2023)

We would like to sincerely thank the provincial government for its ongoing support of the pork industry, including a commitment to red tape reduction, funding support for the sector’s foreign animal disease preparedness efforts, programs to...
Budgets

Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork response to Ontario government Bill 46, Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act, 2022, and proposed changes to the Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork is committed to ensuring that Ontario’s pork farmers continue to bring high quality pork to Ontarians and international consumers.

Animal Care
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Additional Information

For more information, please contact Rachelle Wood, Sr. Policy Advisor. [email protected], 519-767-4600 Ext. 1202