Archive for May 2018

Labour Campaign Update – Video Shoot At SunTech Greenhouses

On Wednesday, May 9, CHC and Hyperactive initiated production on the international farm worker awareness campaign by filming at SunTech Greenhouses, near Ottawa. Owners Bob Mitchell, and his wife, Carmen, were very accommodating and generous with their time. They introduced us to their international farm workers and explained how important they are to the year-round…

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CHC addresses carbon pricing in presentation to Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

chc at senate hearing
CHC representatives at Senate Committee hearing. From left to right: Julie Paillat, National Coordinator, Greenhouse Vegetable Industry; Mark Wales, Chair, CHC BRM Committee; Jan VanderHout, CHC Board Member and greenhouse grower.

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…

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Week of high-level meetings to address labour crisis

meeting with Minister MacAulay
From left to right: Janet Krayden, CAHRC; Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director; Beth Conner, CHC Labour Committee Chair; Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, AAFC Minister; Brian Gilroy, CHC President; Jennifer Babcock, CHC Policy Research and Development Manager. Photo: CAHRC

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…

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