[36] Bill 37 Original (PDF)


Bill 37 1998

An Act to designate a week of recognition for Ontario's Farmers


Ontario's agriculture industry has always been and continues to be an important part of the province's economy. Farming in Ontario dates back to before the time that the first Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable John Graves Simcoe, had the land in Upper Canada surveyed for the purpose of establishing farming homesteads for the early Loyalist settlers.

The food and other agricultural products that sustain our lives are the result of the skill, hard work and dedication of Ontario's farming communities and farm families. It is important to recognize and acknowledge this ongoing contribution by Ontario farmers to the quality of life of all our citizens.

Thanksgiving Day is the annual day on which Ontarians express thanks for the bounties of the harvest. It is appropriate at that time to celebrate and acknowledge gratefully the work of Ontario farm families in providing Ontarians with the food they eat and the agricultural products they enjoy at Thanksgiving and throughout the year.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Ontario Agriculture Week

1. The week beginning on the Monday immediately before Thanksgiving Day in each year is proclaimed as Ontario Agriculture Week.


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Ontario Agriculture Week Act, 1998.

Copyright © 1998

Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.