Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2013
MPP Arnott attends Cattlemen’s meeting
(Wellington-Halton Hills) – On January 18, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott attended the
Wellington Cattlemen’s Association Annual General Meeting in Alma. At the meeting, he delivered the
Good evening everyone.
It’s great to be here, and great to see all of you, at this annual meeting of our Cattlemen’s Association.
First of all, I want to express my thanks to Karen Bertin and the other members of your Executive, who
put in countless hours to provide leadership and direction for your Association.
We welcome Larry Witzel and Jim Clark tonight, and thank them for their efforts on behalf of the beef
The Ontario beef industry is never without its challenges, but we have a great story to tell:
One of resilience and determination,
The pursuit of excellence and quality through innovation and old fashioned hard work,
Creativity in marketing,
A willingness to partner with other commodity organizations and all orders of government,
And a delicious, healthy, safe and nutritious product that ends up on the dinner table,
The very best beef in the world.
As one of your Members of Provincial Parliament, working together with Randy Pettapiece in the Ontario
Legislature, and our federal Members Michael Chong and Gary Schellenberger,
My door is always open to you, and I want to do whatever I can to help.
I’ve never professed to have all the answers, but my staff and I work hard to get them.
Our present PC Caucus is very much a rural Caucus, as most of us represent ridings that are small town
and countryside in character…areas where the values of honesty, hard work, family and community are
And in Opposition we work to hold the Government to account, while at the same time endeavouring to
be fair, respectful and constructive.
I supported the Risk Management Insurance idea from the beginning, and want to see it continue as a
The Ontario Corn-Fed Beef initiative is one that merits our collective support, and like in any successful
marketing effort, it will continue to gain momentum as the word spreads.
The need to encourage and train the next generation of leadership, and research and development are
investments in the future, and your work here will pay huge dividends down the road.
We also need to continue to support local Ontario food initiatives, and find ways to reduce the red tape
that’s holding us back.
I feel very honoured and privileged to work with you, and like you, want to see a future where Ontario’s
beef industry is thriving, where farm families’ hard work is rewarded, and where consumers are
consciously grateful to know that Ontario beef is the best it gets.
Thank you very much.
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