Ron Lemaire (L) and Wayne Easter, House Finance Committee Chair, at the 2018 pre-budget consultations, Ottawa.

Lobbying efforts have moved the discussion forward on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act-like deemed trust in Canada.

Windset Farms, Delta, British Columbia

A carbon monoxide accident at Windset Farms’ greenhouse sent 42 employees to hospitals in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia on December 9.  All were discharged from hospital as of the following day.

Supreme Court of Canada hears from interveners during rare two-day hearing which ended December 7.  Five small BC wineries had their day in court.

​ Steve Verheul

Chief technical negotiators will be in Washington December 11-15 to work on NAFTA. The official round six is not anticipated until the end of January in Montreal.