Liberal Rural Platform [top]
|Invest in rural roads and bridges, and fast-track provincial support for improved rural water and sewer infrastructure.
|Provide $177 million to rural schools, putting a moratorium on closure until the funding formula addresses the particular needs of rural education.
|Prohibit unionization on farms.
||Improve safety net for farmers.
||Improve agricultural markets, in part by demanding use of bio-diesel and ethanol in gas.
||Help farmers pay for improved "nutrient management."
New Democratic Party Rural Platform [top]
|Fund water and sewage, roads, arenas and community centres by replacing Ontario Small Town and Rural program with Rural Infrastructure Action Fund.|
|Provide $50 million to stop closing rural schools.|
|Create venture capital program for farms and small rural businesses.|
|Revamp commodity-pricing system to make sure farmers get a fair price for food they grow.|
|Establish independent pension fund for farmers.|
|Support farmers moving to organic, non-genetically modified methods.|
|Support production of crops for alternative fuels.|
|Defend and support supply management system.|
|Introduce minimum response times for emergency services in rural Ontario and provide support where needed.|
|Increase access to high-speed and broadband Internet.|
|Provide economic opportunities for young people.|
Progressive Conservative Party
Rural Platform [top]
|Support agricultural fairs, 4-H clubs, rural arena projects, and snowmobiling.|
|Take back responsibility for rural bridges.|
Ban unionized workers on family farms.
|Guarantee farmers' access to funding before nutrient management rules are changed.
|Develop unused Crown lands.