Ontario egg board faces $7-million fine

It is for exceeding production limits

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The Egg Farmers of Ontario marketing board is facing two fines totalling more than $7 million for exceeding production limits.

Egg Farmers of Ontario notes in its current financial report that the national agency, Egg Farmers of Canada, has assessed $3,016,697 in “liquidated damages” against the Ontario board for 2016 and another $4,187,547 for 2017.

The financial report footnote 12 says, “There is a process related to the assessment of the LDA and the process is currently continuing.”

Ontario has been aggressive in setting production targets, including a special “nest-run” program for eggs that go directly to processing.

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