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MPP Engagement Day – September 21st

Calling all OCO members! To celebrate this year’s Organic Week, the Organic Council of Ontario will be hosting an MPP Engagement Day on September 21st at Queen’s Park.  Please join us! Agenda: Meet at the Toronto Public Library, Lillian H. Smith branch, 239 College St. 10 am: Introduction and Agenda from Tom Manley 10:15 am: Growing the Ontario Organic Sector to 10% by Dr. Rod MacRae, PhD., […]

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OCO Provides Ongoing Feedback on Future Agricultural Policy Framework

In July, OCO shared member feedback and recommendations on Growing Forward 2 and future policy frameworks with Minister Leal, in advance of his meetings with the provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture. A summary of the ideas and feedback presented to the minister is available here. On July 22nd, the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture released the […]

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OCO hiring Communications and Climate Change Specialist

Contract Length: 6 month contract Salary Range: 35,000-43,000 prorated, pending experience Start Date: September 2016 Hours: Flexible, between 30-40 hours per week preferred Location: Open to candidates throughout Ontario, preference given to those based in either Toronto or Guelph This position is funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada through the Green Interns program To qualify, you […]

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Minister Seeking Growing Forward 3 Input

Minister Leal is seeking input to bring to the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture to be held in Calgary, Alberta July 20th – 22nd. He is seeking input on how to improve Growing Forward 3 based on your experiences with Growing Forward 2.  OCO will be submitting input and would like to hear from […]

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Response from Minister MacAulay on GE Alfalfa

In addition to OCO’s letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Leal, OCO supported a joint letter that was sent to the Federal Minister of Agriculture on April 20th requesting restrictions to the commercialization of new GE varieties in Eastern Canada.  along with 14 other organizations representing both conventional and organic producers across the country.  Minister […]