Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Ontario Pork holding closed meetings

The public and reporters are being barred from information meetings organized by the Ontario Pork marketing board.

It’s rare for the board to hold closed-door meetings.

It says on its website that the meetings are “to discuss recommendations of the Political Structure Committee to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the political structure with respect to:
1. Local pork producers’ associations
2. Delegate allocation
3. Board of Directors structure.’

Big secret! Ah, c'mon guys!

It says “Another item on the agenda will be a demo of the AgManifest software, developed by Ontario Pork to replace physical paperwork of the industry hog movement, feeding into the PigTrace database via electronic means to assist producers and processors in being compliant with the federal regulations related to the traceability of swine in Canada.”

And that is simply wrong to keep secret.

The first meeting was Wednesday at Kingston.

The rest are:

Monday, Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford;

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 20 aty 5:00 p.m. at Mitchell Golf Club, 81 Frances Street West, Mitchell;

Thursday, Dec. 5at 5:00 p.m. at Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre, 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London, and

Friday, Dec. 6, 20 at noon at King Hotel, 112 King Street, Palmerston.