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"I went, was disapointed in turn out maybe 125 to 150 people,likely only 100 farmers"

Tom Murray replied Apr 23, 2011 to Farmers Matters Political Meeting

4 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Steve Twynstra

"I think it was a good decision. I still worry about the costs of universal services.…"

Tom Murray replied May 18, 2010 to Minister of Agriculture Provides Information on Ontario Hog Marketing. What Do Pork Producers Think of the Ruling?

2 May 19, 2010
Reply by Harry Stam

"The real point is one of our leadership has to step up and tell us what needs to be…"

Tom Murray replied Mar 22, 2010 to TIME TO RALLY

20 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Tom Murray

"Do you think that there might be to many orginizations. I belong to several and the…"

Tom Murray replied Mar 20, 2010 to TIME TO RALLY

20 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Tom Murray

"It is not wether we need to push them but how we push them. I do not think they are…"

Tom Murray replied Mar 19, 2010 to TIME TO RALLY

20 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Tom Murray

"I think a rally invoving all provinces at their own legislative buildings and one in…"

Tom Murray replied Mar 6, 2010 to TIME TO RALLY

20 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Tom Murray

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Tom Murray replied Mar 6, 2010 to TIME TO RALLY

20 Mar 22, 2010
Reply by Tom Murray

"Count me in for your group. I sell pork/beef and chicken to local people and have wo…"

Tom Murray replied Feb 10, 2010 to Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

16 May 26, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"She can not possibly be any worse than Leona. Hopefully coming from Huron-Bruce she…"

Tom Murray replied Jan 19, 2010 to Carol Mitchell - Appointed Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

6 Mar 21, 2010
Reply by bert

"Will the packers come on board?? There will still be an export demand as the economy…"

Tom Murray replied Oct 16, 2009 to Recovery Plan for Ontario Pork Industry

5 Oct 16, 2009
Reply by JoAnne Caughill

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