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Monday, May 29, 2023

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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Bill 46, Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act, 2022

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 supportive of actions that continue to support and protect the pork sector and agri-food, and we would welcome changes to the Animal Health Act that allow for quick, measured, and thorough actions if a hazard is identified.

Animal Care

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...
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Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) Bill 136

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

The Ontario government has established an advisory table to further improve animal welfare across the province. Ontario Pork will continue to represent member issues and concerns as the regulations are developed. 

Animal Care

Animal Health

Herd health is a priority for Ontario's swine industry

The health of animals is a concern and a priority for the Ontario swine sector. Animal health touches not only aspects of public health and food safety, but also the economic costs that animal disease outbreaks can trigger as well as animal...
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Additional Info

Additional Information

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