QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to reports that the government will extend the consultation period on the proposed Provincial Planning Statement following calls from agricultural organizations to protect prime farmland.

“Ontario farmers have taken a strong stance against this government’s plan to pave over prime farmland.

But contrary …

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to calls from agricultural leaders and organizations across Ontario for the government to abandon Bill 97 and the Proposed Provincial Planning Statement.

“Ontario’s farmers have a clear message for the Premier: to farm, we need farmland.

Our province’s food and farming sector is …

QUEEN’S PARK – Guelph MPP, Mike Schreiner, released the following statement as the legislature prepares to vote on Bill 39, Better Municipal Governance Act.

“Today, I stood with representatives of the National Farmers’ Union-Ontario and the Ontario Farmland Trust to defend farmland protection and to call out the Ford government’s destructive sprawl agenda.

By including …

TORONTO — Mike Schreiner provided the following statement on the Government’s recent announcement regarding agricultural inspections.

“In a few weeks, more than 2,000 migrant workers are expected to arrive in Ontario adding to the hundreds already here.

And while I welcome the Premier’s recent announcement to increase inspections of agricultural facilities, these measures are not …

QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner made the following statement regarding protections for migrant workers.

“I appreciate that the provincial and federal governments are taking action to improve inspections and better enforce public health guidelines on farms.

Now is not the time to point fingers at public health officials, farmers or workers.

But I will continue …

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