In Eastern Ontario there is a revolution being
carried on by rural residents against growing
bureaucratic control of privately owned land and marketing practices been
by vendors of Farmers' Markets.
On October 6, 2005 the Leeds and Grenville
Chapter of the Rural Revolution protested against Ontario
Health Units imposing unfair safety regulations and targeting Farmers'
Markets in Eastern Ontario.
The protestors set up a Farmers' Market across
the street from the Health Unit building in
Brockville Ontario from 8.00 am until noon.
Here are some of the images recorded by tdc's FarmGate.
Hillier was born in Ottawa in 1958 and has lived in Lanark County
for 22 years. He is a licensed construction electrician. He has a
degree in electrical engineering technology and worked for eight
years as a project manager with the federal government.
Hillier is the founder and president of the Lanark Landowners
Association and has assisted in creating the Glengarry Landowners,
Hastings County Property Rights Association and the Leeds
& Grenville Landowners Association.
Police Negotiating with Hillier to Clear the Road
Supporters in the Middle of the Road
In Front of the Health Unit
This Land is Our Land Stage
Rural Revolution Poster
Protester with Dog
Protester and Dog
Farmers' Market Vendor at the Protest
Police Negotiating with the Protest Group
Health Unit Security
images recorded at the Protest at the Leeds and Grenville District
October 6, 2005