With the 2019 Canadian federal election quickly approaching, we need to build awareness of the current challenges and opportunities facing the Ontario/Canadian beef industry.
BFO has put together a toolkit to assist Ontario’s beef producers with engaging and participating in discussions with local Member of Parliament (MP) candidates on industry priorities prior to the election.
Every conversation between a producer and his/her local MP candidate increases the level of awareness surrounding the beef and broader agri-food industries and our associated opportunities and challenges.
Producers are encouraged to take the time to reach out to local MP candidates through attendance at all-candidate meetings and/or one-on-one meetings. Additionally, producers can engage MP candidates through social media, emails, written letters or phone calls. Reaching out and building a connection with local MP candidates will provide us a better understanding of each political party’s plans and commitments for agriculture in the future.
Included in this toolkit is a contact list for MP candidates in Ontario’s rural ridings, a list of questions and conversation-starters to spark discussion with local MP candidates, and a list of tips for communicating and meeting with candidates.
2019 FEDERAL ELECTION TOOLKIT
CONTACT LIST FOR RURAL ONTARIO FEDERAL CANDIDATES