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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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Ontario Building Code

Ontario Pork’s submission on proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code

Ontario Pork provided input on the Ontario Building Code consultation, the purpose of which is to align the Ontario Building Code with the National Construction Codes to minimize new variations between the next edition of Ontario’s Building...
Building Codes

Administrative Monetary Policy (MECP)

Ontario Pork submission regarding monetary penalties for environmental contraventions

Ontario Pork submitted comments to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MNRF) regarding proposed changes to their Administrative Monetary Policy, as the Ministry is proposing to expand applicable legislation to include


Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork submission on an expanded definition of “hazard” in the Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork supports the provincial government’s efforts to position Ontario to be better prepared to respond to animal health related emergencies if they arise.

Animal Care


Ontario Pork submission on proposed changes to feeds regulations

Ontario Pork supports efforts that are intended to manage the risks that livestock feeds pose to human, animal and plant health and the environment, however, we do not agree with the restriction on the use of zinc as outlined in the swine table...
Animal Care

Nutrient Management Act

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

Ontario Pork submitted comments to OMAFRA regarding proposed changes to the Nutrient Management Act, that the Ministry defined as burden reduction opportunities for business that do not impact the requirements of the protocol or regulation. 

Personal Privacy Reforms

Ontario Pork submission to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services regarding personal privacy reforms

Ontario Pork is committed to the privacy of our members’ personal information, to ensuring that personal information is protected, that no information is released by, or to, anyone without consent, and is within the organization’s...

Ontario Government’s Pre-Budget Consultations (Spring 2021)

Ontario Pork submission on the Ontario Government’s Pre-Budget Consultations (Spring 2021)

COVID-19 continues to create significant challenges for pork producers, pushing prices generally lower as restaurant demand has disappeared, and creating hog backlogs due to processing plants closures.


Additional Info

Additional Information

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