Settlement reached in freedom-of-information request

On November 12, 2020, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture reported that Ontario’s three general farm organizations: the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) and the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O)  had reached a settlement with respect to their appeal of the Freedom of Information (FOI) request for a list of names of all Farm Business Registrants.

It is not known who filed the request.

According to the OFA’s press release “Together, our farm organizations strongly opposed the release of this information as it has the potential to greatly impact the health, safety and security of our farm operations,” stated Keith Currie, OFA President. “We are very pleased to report that the matter has been resolved, the FOI has been dropped and we can move forward with the significant priorities of the Ontario agriculture sector.”

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