Issues impacting our sector

Learn about the issues impacting Canada's fruit and vegetable sector and the changes we are advocating for.

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2019 Annual General Meeting - Halifax

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International farm workers

Learn about the important people who come to Canada to work every year. Without them, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.

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Latest news

March 22, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: CANADIAN HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY TO HONOUR INTERNATIONAL FARM WORKERS ‘Heartbeat – A Celebration of International Farm Workers’ Features Both Workers and Farm Owners in a Story About How They Work Together to Bring Fresh Produce to Canadians Documentary Producer Michael Hicks (Right) and Farmer Murray Porteous of Lingwood Farms (second from left)…

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Brian Gilroy, CHC President, and Minister MacAulay. Photo: AAFC

The Government of Canada invests to advance Canadian horticulture

March 7, 2019

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food was at the Canadian Horticultural Council Annual General Meeting to announce a federal investment of up to $11.5 million to the Horticulture Cluster under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The cluster, led by the…

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Without international farm workers, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.


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"BC Blueberry growers are extremely thankful for the hard work and support of CHC and everyone that was involved in this push for the BC Blueberry industry.

The government was very receptive to moving the start and end dates for the emergency registration and we were able to cover the majority of our season."

Jason Smith, Chair, BC Blueberry Council

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