Ontario premier Doug Ford visits Gray Ridge Eggs in Listowel on March 13, 2019. (Submitted photo)

Perth-Wellington MPP hosts Ontario premier

A tour of Midwestern Ontario by the premier included a stop at Gray Ridge Eggs in Listowel this week.

MPP for Perth-Wellington, Randy Pettapiece, was with Doug Ford Wednesday.

Pettapiece and the Premier met with local egg producers and toured Gray Ridge’s state of the art facility.

Gray Ridge is one of Perth County’s 30 egg quota-holding farms that produce about 16.5 million dozen eggs annually.

Among the topics discussed were the various barriers within the industry and the need to reduce red tape.

Pettapiece says by reducing red tape, agri-businesses in Ontario can focus on business growth and job creation, not paperwork.

The pair also toured Quality Homes in Kennilworth.