FARMERS PLAN TO SLOW ONTARIO HIGHWAYS
WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The province’s farmers are planning to clog some of Ontario’s busiest highways in protest due to a lack of funding from the federal government.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has issued a call to its members to show their disgust for a new federal farm-aide package, which fell about $400 million short of the group’s demands, by resorting to high-profile protests.
“It doesn’t seem to matter how we talk to the government, they don’t seem to be listening,” says Jack Wilkinson, OFA president. His members are targeting Mar. 14, as their day of protest.
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