On May 10, 2018, CHC presented before the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) to discuss Part 5, as it relates to farming, of Bill C-74 (a bill intended to pass into law certain elements of Budget 2018). Key points conveyed CHC took advantage of its appearance before the senate committee to reiterate…Read More
Over the past week, CHC participated in several high-level meetings with Cabinet Ministers and their staff to discuss pressing labour issues. Tuesday, May 1: Brian Gilroy, CHC President; Beth Connery, CHC Labour Committee Chair; and Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director; met with Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Minister Lawrence MacAulay and senior staff to discuss urgent labour…Read More
"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