Agricultural Community Meeting tonigh...

Agricultural Community Meeting tonight Pineview Public School.

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Tony Brull MPAC

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 13, 2008
The agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting will deal with major issues for the farm community and what assistance is available to farmers.

Speakers include Tony Brull of MPAC who will be providing information on the recent assessments and how the new values impact the agricultural community.

Dorene Collins of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will present programs that are available for individual farmers and the overall farm community.

Bruce MacLean from the Town of Halton Hills will discuss Sustainable Halton:

How Do Farmers Fit In?

With the expected growth in the community the agricultural sector will be under increased pressure as it shares the area with new urban dwellers.

The final speaker will be Chris Mills, Director of Infrastructure Services and Town Engineer who will provide updates on past concerns such as road maintenance, building permits and traffic congestion on rural roads...
Dorene Collins OMAFRA

Toronto, Canada

#2 Nov 13, 2008
Mike Porporo MPAC

Toronto, Canada

#3 Nov 13, 2008
Mike Porporo and Tony Brull from MPAC to speak on the procedure for farm assessments. Rick Pigeon, Chief Building Official for the Municipality of ...


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Tony Betts MPAC

Toronto, Canada

#4 Nov 13, 2008
Tony Brull, Valuation Manager, Farm Properties.

Tony Betts, Senior Valuation Analyst,....

The existing legislation directs MPAC in the treatment ...

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Toronto, Canada

#5 Nov 14, 2008
2 hrs ago | | Sunnydale

Farmers' fate never changes for land graft

The farmers cannot improve their economic status because of various forms of corruption in land and agriculture sectors, Transparency International Bangladesh Chairman Prof Muzaffer Ahmad said yesterday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Bangladesh, Asia, Marketing
Residents speak out

Toronto, Canada

#6 Nov 15, 2008

Toronto, Canada

#7 Nov 16, 2008
Farmers waiting for strong signal of increased Canadian government support

13 min ago | The Hill Times

... in 1990 to $28-billion in 2006.

The Canadian agriculture and agri-food system accounted for 8 % of Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2005 and

provides one in eight Canadian jobs, employing more than two million people. But a ...


Related Topix: North America, World News, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Ontario, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama
Andre Marin

Toronto, Canada

#8 Nov 17, 2008

More than 90,000 Ottawa property owners face tax hike

Friday Oct 24 | CBC

More than 90,000 Ottawa property owners will find out Monday that the value of their homes has gone up, and

many of them will be paying higher taxes...

Toronto, Canada

#9 Nov 23, 2008
A precious commidity that no one no one seems to understand how valuable it is.

Dalton is not, and will never be a farmers friend.

His government continues to create more and more roadblocks for the farmers and their families of ON while not listening to any of our concerns.

Good luck on you fight Mark.

Submitted By Tired Farmer at 5:55 PM Saturday, November 22 2008
Still no story eh

Toronto, Canada

#10 Dec 22, 2009
as Animal agriculture is disappearing even more rapidly in Ontario's protected Greenbelt
still no story

Toronto, Canada

#11 Aug 1, 2010
as another pops up today it seems, let's hope there isn't another fatal there again as residents have to put up their own traffic signs as possibly no follow up by your town answering service after 2 hours ...
Doug was there too

Toronto, Canada

#12 Aug 4, 2010
like Norval no story

Toronto, Canada

#13 Aug 15, 2010
Showing disrespect for rural and small town Canada seems to keep the
Harper government busier than a dog at a tree farm

A commentary by;

Grant Robertson

It is now abundantly clear that the Harper government was never
committed to working for the best interests of farmers, small business
owners, communities and much of rural and small town Canada, and worse,
that this government disrespects us and see us as little more than a
quaint relic of the past. Those are strong words I know, but how else
do you explain the comments from this government around the closing of
Canada's prison farms? Despite almost 50 years of verifiable success of
the program the Harper government, in its increasingly strident
ideological way, is closing down these farms and planning to spend
billions on new super-prisons. These farms have provided practical work
experience, but even more importantly they have helped to instil a much
missing work ethic in inmates that has made a vast difference in their

We know, in part from Statistics Canada data, that many of the inmates
in our prison system grew up in situations where it is unlikely they
learned the value of work- work was something to be avoided and for
'losers'. Many former inmates have come forward to talk about how the
prison farm program turned their lives around. One such inmate is John
Leeman who says he had never worked a real job when he went into jail
but he learned skills while working on a prison farm that allowed him to
find meaningful employment when he was released. "There's just
tremendous opportunities working on a farm. Not everyone is going to
come out a farmer, but the work ethic alone is definitely a step in the
right direction."
( )

A wide range of farm and civil society organizations have opposed the
move. But instead of listening, the Harper government just charged
ahead with the Minister in charge, Vic Toews, speaking on behalf of the
Harper government, and let's be blunt Conservative MPs in rural and
small town ridings across Canada: "My responsibility as public safety
minister is to ensure that individuals who are in our facilities receive
training that is appropriate, receive skills that are appropriate to the
environment they will be returning to. It's not a productive use of the
convicts that are incarcerated for a period of time ... Our
responsibility is to provide appropriate training and jobs skills so
that they can be reintegrated in a wholesome fashion in society at

Your tricky mayor gang can get severances for farmers though ...
Cynthia where is Norval

Toronto, Canada

#14 Aug 15, 2010
Georgetown Fall Fair

Toronto, Canada

#15 Sep 15, 2010
growing without soil

Toronto, Canada

#16 Sep 16, 2010
- some sort of slurry of water and "fertilizer".

Fertilizers are a fossil fuel product -

ammonia is heated up to some absurdly high temperature to convince nitrogen in a gaseous form to bond to it.

Growing food like this disconnects the food from the soil and land and environment.

It's like eating a Big Mac and taking a multivitamin.

It used to be believed that all plants needed was NPK - nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Then micro-nutrients were discovered. Then trace minerals.

Of course, the bacteria, fungi, organic material, insects, etc,

all comprise a mammoth web that sustains the plants ...

Mississauga, Canada

#17 Dec 8, 2010

Toronto, Canada

#18 Dec 29, 2010

Toronto, Canada

#19 Jan 30, 2011

Mississauga, Canada

#20 Sep 25, 2011

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