OMAFRA Building in Woodstock Deemed a Surplus

MPP Ernie Hardeman says the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture will continue to have a presence in Woodstock.

WOODSTOCK - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture building in Woodstock has been deemed a surplus. 

The building was on the list of surplus properties that the Government of Ontario announced on Tuesday. That list included 243 properties province wide, including several in Southwestern Ontario. 

Minister of Agriculture Ernie Hardeman released a statement on the OMAFRA building in Woodstock. He says that even though the building is closing down, they will continue to have a presence in Woodstock. 

"The property that houses the OMAFRA office for the Woodstock region is part of the list of surplus properties the Government announced yesterday. I want to assure the community that my ministry will continue to maintain a presence in Woodstock. We are working with Infrastructure Ontario to explore options for a continued presence in Woodstock. We are committed to supporting the region’s agriculture sector and rural communities. Any decision about the OMAFRA office and its location in Woodstock will not impact the quality of service delivery that customers have come to expect. Staff will continue to provide services and resources to clients in the current location until a long term solution has been decided." 

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