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Municipal Priorities

Priorities for the 2023-2027 Municipal Government

For the next municipal term, we want councillors to keep agriculture top of mind when formulating policies and engaging stakeholders. Ontario’s grain farmers contribute $706 million in municipal taxes. This number alone should motivate municipal candidates to prioritize the needs of their local grains and oilseeds farmers. Ensure that your municipal government can be a partner for the grains and oilseeds sector in this next municipal government cycle.

Grain Farmers of Ontario has outlined the following priorities for the 2023-2027 municipal government:

  • Talk to grain farmers – Invite farmers to the table when considering policy that impacts farms, including land use and environmental objectives
  • Make policy and laws that enable outcomes – farm businesses are innovative and adaptable. We need municipal leaders to focus on creating an enabling business environment and consider how the rules and regulations they pass impact farm competitiveness.
  • Think regionally: Ontario farmers compete with farmers in other countries. We need municipal leaders who understand our that our farm businesses need a level playing field so we can compete internationally.

We encourage you to help promote this message by sending our Delegate Advocacy Letter Template to your local councillors, found below.

Download Delegate Advocacy Letter Template