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Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?

I am having trouble deciding who to vote for.

After watching the leaders on tv the past week, I am not convince I like any of them.

 

Wynne - the liberals have been in a little too long and seem to have messed up the finances.

 

Hudak - not sure he has the smarts or personality to be a good premier.

 

Harvath? The NDP leader - will never vote for them so don't pay too much attention.

 

Does anyone think Hudak and conservatives will do anything good for agriculture?

I want to vote for them but having difficulty deciding if I can...the polls show he is leading and it is his to lose.

 

Any feelings one way or the other on this wet and rainy day?

 

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Let me see:

The Premier announced today that there is a "$40-million-a-year fund over 10 years to support the food processing industry, which she said would help farmers buy machinery and equipment".   How all that translates into capital for farmers is actually beyond me.

The Premier doubles as the Agriculture Minister.  I seem to recall another Liberal Agriculture Minister scooping $80M from Agricorp,  in the not too recent past, saying it was surplus money the farmers didn't need.

The Premier also spoke of a Liberal "farms forever" program".  She says that farmland needs to be protected.

What our Minister of Agriculture has forgotten is that most land in Ontario has been designated "Agricultural Use" under Sovereign Seal with a clause stating "For Ever".   Those 2 words are really important with entrenched rights duties and obligations.

 Agricultural  consists of 2 elements.  "Land" and a "Person".   If the Premier thinks preserving real estate without enabling a farmer on the property is enough, then she is sadly out of touch in regards to "agriculture".

As for the other parties,.....there are approx. 35,000 farmers spread across 107 ridings in Ontario.  That averages to 327 farmers per riding. 

Interesting point on the number of farmers per riding.

It is likely less in the Greater Toronto Area where the majority of ridings and votes are concentrated.

The nice thing about a short election period is that it is over relatively quickly.

The Conservatives appear to have changed strategies and are now pushing a positive message instead of the negative attack campaign which did not work last election.

I think the Conservatives will win a minority, it feels like people want a change.

We shall see.

OFA: Election Priorities - TOP 4 issues that matter to Ontario farmers http://ontag.farms.com/profiles/blogs/ofa-election-priorities-top-4...

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