Archive for April 2018

CHC participation at BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association AGM reveals labour as a key concern

From left to right: Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director; Peter Cummings, Outgoing Chair, BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association; Linda Delli Santi, Executive Director, BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association.
CHC was on hand to provide an update and learn from members at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association AGM on April 20. From left to right: Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director; Peter Cummings, Outgoing Chair, BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association; Linda Delli Santi, Executive Director, BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association.

Rebecca Lee, CHC’s Executive Director, provided an in-person update for members at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association AGM on April 20. The presentation was very well-received, with many voicing their appreciation for CHC’s in-person participation. Rebecca also took advantage of her trip to the west coast to visit several farms and to learn more about…

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Progress update on Plant and Animal Health Strategy provided to ADM Committee

Rebecca Lee and Deborah Lorenzin
Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director, and Deborah Lorenzin, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives Division, CFIA, presented before the Joint Policy and Regulatory ADM Committee.

CHC and CFIA’s ongoing collaboration with regards to Canada’s Plant and Animal Health Strategy (PAHS) was on display again recently as the two organizations presented at a meeting of FPT (federal, provincial, territorial) Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs) of Agriculture. The purpose of the presentation was to provide a progress update on a plan to implement…

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CHC emphasizes need for greater analysis at AAFC’s BRM stakeholder session

BRM stakeholder session
Mark Wales, far left, and other delegates at AAFC’s BRM stakeholder engagement session. Photo: R. Lee

On April 11, Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director, and Mark Wales, CHC Business Risk Management Chair, attended an in-person stakeholder engagement session, hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), in regards to the effectiveness of existing Business Risk Management programs. About 60 delegates were in attendance, including about 30 from government, about 25 from industry,…

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Planting seeds for the future

minister with others

On April 3, 2018, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Lawrence MacAulay, was joined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Centre for Plant Health researchers, staff and partners in Sidney, British Columbia, to announce an $80 million investment to replace the Centre. This was a commitment made by the Government of Canada in Budget…

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