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  • Delivering High-Speed Internet to More People in Southwestern Ontario

    INGERSOLL - Today the Ontario government announced a major step in improving broadband access in Southwestern Ontario - moving forward with a combined $150 million investment to bring fast, reliable internet to thousands of homes and businesses.

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  • Canada and Ontario Invest in Cattle Industry Competitiveness

    TORONTO - The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the province's beef sector grow and develop new markets by investing up to $2 million in projects that enhance operations at provincially licensed abattoirs.

    News Release | Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Governments Supporting Ontario Grape Growers

    ST. CATHARINES - The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $2 million for grape growers to support projects that will help grow the province's wine grape industry.

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  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Take Steps to Improve Food Safety

    TORONTO - The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping meat processing businesses continue to produce safe, high-quality products that consumers enjoy with over $220,000 in cost-share funding to support 25 projects at provincially licenced abattoir businesses in Ontario.

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  • Governments supporting Ontario's beekeeping sector

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting projects that will strengthen the health of managed honey bees and Ontario's beekeeping sector.

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  • Helping to Bring Ontario Agri-food Innovations to Market

    TORONTO - The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in a new project to further support innovation, commercialization and growth in the province's agri-food sector.

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  • Canada, Ontario Supporting Innovation for Ontario's Chicken Farmers

    TORONTO — The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping farmers and other businesses in the province's broiler chicken egg and hatcheries sector enhance traceability of its products.

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  • Minister Hardeman Discusses Farmer and Farm Animal Safety with Eastern Ontario Farmers

    OTTAWA - Today, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean, met with local farmers to discuss the importance of protecting farmers, agri-businesses, agri-food sector workers, farm animals and Ontario's food supply against the risks of on-farm trespass and interference with livestock transport trucks.

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  • Helping Ontario Farmers Improve the Environment

    TORONTO - As part of their commitment to protecting our environment, the governments of Canada and Ontario will commit further funding support to help farmers make their operations more environmentally sustainable to improve water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds.

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  • Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season

    TORONTO - The upcoming holiday season is a great time to celebrate with friends and family. Shopping local for Ontario-grown and produced food, beverages and other goods can simplify your preparations and supports local businesses and farmers across the province.

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