About the Committee
André Plante, QC
The Vegetable Committee is comprised of all Canadian Horticultural Council members who produce, pack, ship, and process vegetables, including root crops and the greenhouse sector. The potato industry is represented by its own Potato Committee
. Representatives from federal and provincial governments also participate on the Vegetable Committee.
The Committee meets once a year in March at the Annual General Meeting to deal with a wide range of business including plant health issues, crop protection tools, safety nets, research, food safety and other concerns of mutual interest.
The Chair is appointed on a yearly basis at the Annual General Meeting in March. To contact the Chair, call the National Office at: (613) 226-4880 or send an email.
The following issues, among others, have occupied the Vegetable Committee this year:
- Plant Health
- Test Markets
- Pesticides Registration
- Research in biotechnology
- International Trade
- Interprovincial Trade
- Food Safety
- Free Trade Agreements