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Ontario Celebrates Agri-Food Innovators in Toronto and York Region

Recipients Honoured at Award Ceremony
Nov. 7, 2016.
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Ontario is recognizing the work of local agri-food innovators whose ideas and passion strengthen their businesses, grow the province's agri-food sector, boost the economy and create jobs.

Today, recipients of the 2016 Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured in Newmarket during a ceremony hosted by Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing and MPP for Newmarket-Aurora.

Recipients were recognized for their contributions to boosting economic growth in Ontario by creating new products that help to support job creation, add value to existing products and support a sustainable environment.

The award recipients from Toronto and York Region are:

Award recipients also help Ontario meet the Premier's Agri-Food Growth Challenge by supporting the province's efforts to double the growth rate of the agri-food sector and create 120,000 jobs by 2020.

Supporting a strong and innovative agri-food industry is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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“I would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Their commitment to creativity and innovative leaders further strengthens Ontario’s world-class agri-food sector and contributes to our province’s continued economic growth.”

Jeff Leal
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“I am thrilled to host the recipients of the 2016 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence as we celebrate their innovative work. Today’s recipients are helping support the continued growth of Ontario’s agri-food sector with projects that are not only benefitting their business and their local community, but Ontario as a whole.”

Minister Chris Ballard
MPP for Newmarket - Aurora