Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Organization profile published 1980
Publisher: The Christian Farmers Federationof Ontario (CFFO), Harriston, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2224
Abstract: The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) is moving into new areas and issues. These new moves are aimed at fulfilling the dedication of CFFO members to make "the renewing power of Jesus Christ relevant to agriculture".
The CFFO's provincial board at its November meeting in Milton, Ontario, took steps to participate in a working committee which will prepare a proposal for the regulation of safety on the farm. The work is being organized by the Farm Safety Association. The Federation also endorsed the work of a group of Christians who are seeking to establish a Christian college with degree granting powers. CFFO members desire a college that will teach agriculture from a Christian perspective. The provincial government has not yet given the necessary degree-granting status.
CFFO has also been working to guarantee farmer and public participation in Ontario Hydro's Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning. Ontario Hydro is planning to establish a major transmission line through Ontario's farmland, originating from the Bruce nuclear power plant. Elbert van Donkersgoed, Research & Policy Director of CFFO has charged that Ontario Hydro is minimizing public participation into the planning of the 500 kilovolt line. Ontario Hydro, the CFFO says, is avoiding dealing with the farmers whose land is affected by the line. Ontario Hydro is asking, "where should we put the line?" but the farmers are asking, "Why do we need to have the line?"
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.