Huron-Bruce MPP retains portfolio of Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron – Bruce has been reappointed by Premier Doug Ford to serve as the Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

“I am very honoured to be reappointed as the Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and to be able to continue to serve the people,” said Thompson. “I am committed to continuing our good work to support the province’s agri-food sector and rural Ontario.”

Over the last four years, the Progressive Conservative government has engaged across the province with farmers, processors, suppliers, farm and commodity organizations, transporters, rural municipalities and businesses in the sector.

Minister Thompson will continue that engagement to inform a collective vision for a strong and vibrant agri-food sector. As a farmer, Minister Thompson understands the importance of ensuring that rural Ontario and the agri-food sector has every chance to succeed and is prepared for a changing world.

The success of the agri-food industry and rural Ontario is inextricably linked to growing the agri-food workforce, growing Ontario’s processing capacity, capitalizing on new technologies and innovation, building the right infrastructure in the right place, strengthening the supply chain, supporting local food and reducing red tape while maintaining the highest level of food safety.

“Rural Ontario and the agri-food sector has my commitment to work with you in the days, months and years ahead,” said Thompson.