GUELPH, ONT. — The Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) has released a statement expressing relief and gratitude that the Ontario cabinet has revised restrictions tentatively set to be placed on the sector as part of the recently announced state of emergency.
Province-wide lockdown measures announced Jan. 12 originally defined essential projects in the agricultural sector as those set to be completed by July.
But regulations introduced a day later removed the date qualification, meaning all agricultural building projects would be permitted.
A release released by the CFBA executive committee Jan. 15 stated, “After the Jan. 12 provincial shutdown announcement, members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association were in the process of reviewing their current construction projects to determine how best to proceed with the requirement of the ‘to be completed before July 2021’ date. Some larger farm building projects would extend out past the July 2021 date.
“We are very grateful for the accommodation the premier and cabinet have made for construction in Ontario by removing the ‘to be completed before July 2021’ clause in Ontario Regulation 10/21, published Jan. 13.”