Some more "misinformation" by Hill and Knowlton:
"The vast majority of this province is prime agricultural land, so if that were the criteria, there'd be really no digging in the province," she said, adding the areas which aren't prime farmland are not the same as where the resource is located.
Only 0.5 per cent of Canada’s land is classified as Class 1 agricultural land. Fifty-two per cent of this is in Ontario. Over 18 per cent of Ontario’s Class 1 farm land has been developed. Since the 1951 census, in Central Ontario alone, 49 per cent or 1,897,000 acres of farm land have been lost to agricultural use. (Source: Farmland in Ontario – Are we losing a valuable resource?, Ontario Farmland Trust)