The 2019 federal budget was applauded by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) which welcomed significant investments in rural broadband, funding for A Food Policy for Canada, increased focus on food loss and waste, improved regulatory processes, and tax changes to the Small Business Deduction.
“Budget 2019 provides important investments in key areas impacting the fresh produce industry,” said CPMA president Ron Lemaire. “We are thrilled to see that the Government has implemented many of the recommendations put forward by CPMA through the pre-budget consultation process and our ongoing advocacy efforts. These investments and changes to the Small Business Deduction for growers will help bolster the fresh produce industry and grow the economy.”
CPMA leaders are looking forward to learning more about the specific Budget 2019 announcements made on March 19 and the release of the new regulatory roadmap for agri-food and aquaculture. They will continue engaging and collaborating with the government on these files on behalf of the produce industry.
Source: Canadian Produce Marketing Association March 19, 2019 news release