Wilson disappointed Minister has done nothing to fix farmers’ compensationPublished on May 01, 2018
Today in question period, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson pressed the government on compensation for farmers facing livestock loses.
“My colleagues and I have been raising concerns with this government about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program since it was created,” said Wilson. “The minister has said he would review and fix the program, but farmers in my riding and right across the province continue to tell us that they face huge livestock losses and that they’re receiving no compensation.”
One in five claims for predation kills are currently rejected by the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program.
“I ask the minister, when will he fix this program and give farmers the compensation they’re entitled to, and will that compensation be retroactive, as the program has not been working for the last year and a half?”