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OFA Wants Huron County Involved In Rural Advocacy Program

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

OFA Director requests Huron join the "Producing Prosperity" campaign, ahead of June 7th election.

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture wants Huron County to join their rural advocacy campaign, ahead of this June's provincial election.

OFA Director Brent Royce was promoting the organization's "Producing Prosperity" campaign at the latest meeting of county councillors.

The campaign looks to persuade Queen's Park to invest more strongly in rural Ontario, rather than focusing funding on urban centres.

Royce hopes to see natural gas service expand throughout rural Ontario -- something recently announced in Kincardine with a massive $27.7 million dollar grant from the province.

Broadband infrastructure is also something he expects to see expand into the far reaches of Huron County in the near future.

County councillors, by and large, agreed on the philosophy outlined in the campaign by Royce.

Although Royce says there are some minor differences among OFA members, he says rural counties, like Huron, help create a strong voice at Queen's Park.

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