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Questions of Importance to Rural and Small Town Ontario in the Federal Election

We’re now officially underway with a marathon federal campaign.  If you find yourself organizing or attending an all candidates meeting and are looking for questions to pose that are relevant to rural stakeholders we’ve prepared a set of 10 questionsthat correspond to the top ten prioritiesfrom our recently completed  survey.    

We have invited each of the four main federal parties to respond to the questions with respect to their party’s position and platform.  We will post any responses we receive. 
For the list of questions for federal candidates and parties click here.   

To have a look at the survey responses and the resultant ranking of the broad list of potential concerns click here. 

ROI Blog

Aug 31, 2015A Different Perspective on Population Change

Aug 26, 2015Collective Impact Workshop - Just in Time

Aug 12, 2015Have Your Say on Inter-City Busing

Jul 23, 2015Recognizing Leaders in Rural Communities

Jul 20, 2015Moving Ontario Forward


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