I totally agree with your comments Stewart, as we speak there is a major grass roots initiative being formed that will strive to include all sectors of the pork industry within Ontario. Unfortunately this uneven playing field developed by Quebec has been known to us for many years but nothing was done about it causing Ontario to be become literally the dumping grounds for pork at the expense of the Ontario producer and packer.
We have an opportunity here to hold our Ontario government accountable for the lack of leadership shown, and to demand action immediately before there is a complete wipeout of the Ontario pork industry. The Canadian Pork Council by design is also very flawed because of Quebec's influence around that board table. When we ask the CPC for help in this matter they basically say, "sorry we cannot go there if fear of what Quebec's reaction might be"! Is this not rediculous?
Time is running out, all Ontario producers have to stand up to this injustice and demand action.