There were many good farms around the perimeter of Orangeville that have become subdivisions.
Although food prices have risen in recent years, farmers haven’t received their fair share of the increase.
In just five years, between the 1996 and 2001 censuses, 12 per cent of Ontario farmers left farming.
Losing its prime agricultural land isn’t Caledon’s only worry.
The Planning Act provides the legislative framework for land-use planning in the province.
The greenbelt is only one part of a gutsy and massive initiative by Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal govern-ment to overhaul land-use planning in the province.