Madam Speaker, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is an annual event that celebrates the best food, livestock and horsemanship this country has to offer. This November, FedNor supported the royal in Toronto with nearly $600,000 to enable northern Ontario agri-food businesses and organizations to expand, reach new markets, and create jobs throughout northern Ontario's agricultural pavilion.
Many local Ontario producers participated, with the best maple sugar in Canada. The sugar bush in Lavigne in my riding of Nickel Belt took home the prize for the best amber grade maple syrup.
Congratulations to the Séguin family and their team.
I thank our food producers, who supply nutritious and delicious food for our tables and our shops, especially during the pandemic.
Let us continue to support local organizations and businesses and local producers.
Merry Christmas and happy new year to all.