CHC elects PEI potato farmer

Winnipeg, MB -- The issues agenda is full as the Canadian Horticultural Council tackles a range of issues, from re-evaluation of pesticides to carbon taxes that threaten the viability of the industry. Newly elected president Alvin Keenan, a potato farmer from Rollo Bay Prince Edward Island, will be leading the organization that represents more than 125 commodities.

 

A more complete meeting report will be published in the April 2017 issue.

 

At the end of the meeting, the board of directors posed for a group photo. 

 

Photo Front Row: (left to right) Bar Hayre, BC; Charles Stevens, ON; Linda Delli Santi, BC; Beth Connery, MB; Rebecca Lee, CHC executive director, ON; Alvin Keenan, president, PE; Keith Kuhl, MB; Stephanie Levasseur, QC; Andre Plante, QC; Peter Swetnam, NS.

Back Row: (left to right) Jack Bates, BC; Robert Purton, SK; Fred Steele, BC; Andrew Lovell, NB; Brian Gilroy, ON; Jocelyn St-Denis, QC; Adrian Huisman, ON; Ken Forth, ON; John Bareman, AB; Mark Wales, ON.

 

Photo by Jody Mott.

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