Statement from Essex MPP Natyshak on Thomas Canning

Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued the following statement regarding news that Maidstone-based Thomas Canning has entered receivership.

“First and foremost, I am concerned for the local workers, producers, and families affected by this change. Ontario’s agricultural producers and processers have been hard hit in recent years, and we need to do what we can to keep this vital part of our economy, and our community, healthy and thriving, including making sure employees and producers owed money by the current owners are paid what they’re owed.

My colleagues and I will be closely watching the situation, and working with the community however we can. We look forward to hearing more details about the possible sale of the plant to another Ontario-based processor, and we are ready to work with the community to keep this plant and these jobs here in Maidstone, where they belong.”