Legal Action on Seed Treatment Regulations Continues
GUELPH, ON (November 3, 2015) – Action has been initiated by Grain Farmers of Ontario to appeal the court’s decision, announced October 23rd, on the legal action surrounding the seed treatment regulation brought into law July 1, 2015.
Today, Grain Farmers of Ontario submitted a motion to the Ontario Divisional Court to have the request for a stay of the regulation reviewed. Shortly, an appeal will also be submitted to the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the dismissal of the main request, which includes the interpretation of the regulation.
“We believe there are proper grounds for these steps,” says Mark Brock, Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Our priority is to protect the rights of our farmer-members and this matter requires us to continue legal action.”
Grain Farmers of Ontario hopes the process will move expeditiously and that decisions will be available ahead of planting season.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.