Top issues for the country’s horticulture industry were on the table as Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) leaders met with politicians in Ottawa at the annual Farm to Plate event.
CPMA and CHC representatives raised matters of industry concern such as crop protection, financial protection for the fruit and vegetable industry, and the need for a whole-of-government approach to the new food policy for Canada.
After meeting with more than 20 parliamentarians including the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food Canada, CPMA and CHC hosted a reception for a more informal environment to network and build positive relationships with decision makers.
This was the last formal advocacy event for both organizations prior to the 2019 federal election. The industry will continue to keep issues affecting the supply chain front and center as parliamentarians prepare to go back to their ridings and seek re-election.
Source: CPMA and CHC May 7, 2019 news release