PRESS RELEASE November 30, 2020 (Ottawa, ON), — On behalf of Canada’s fruit and vegetable growers, the Canadian Horticultural Council has released the following statement regarding the completion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ meeting. The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is encouraged by the announcement that the federal government is looking at enhancements to the AgriStability…

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PRESS RELEASE November 6, 2020 (Ottawa, ON), — From November 2-5, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) hosted virtual meetings with industry representatives and Parliamentarians to discuss the needs and priorities of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. Fall Harvest 2020 kicked off with a virtual session with the…

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PRESS RELEASE CPMA and CHC Will Proceed with Virtual Fall Harvest Meetings in November September 10, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) are delighted to announce that the 2020 Fall Harvest event will be proceeding in a virtual format. The leading advocacy event for the Canadian…

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Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security (Ottawa) August 6th, 2020 – The latest round of fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers has attracted coverage in the news media over the past week (for examples, see here and here).  This is occurring at…

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Along with our industry partners we continue to work on next steps with the respective government departments, namely Agriculture and Agri-Food, Employment and Social Development, and Immigration to ensure that not only public health, but food security, food supply and food sovereignty is maintained during these challenging times. We remain available to answer any questions…

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On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force along with the Safe Food for Canadians Act. While some requirements were to be met immediately, others, such as preventive controls plans (PCP) and traceability requirements for fresh fruit and vegetable businesses, had an extended deadline until January 15, 2020. Licensed…

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The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) held its 2020 Annual General Meeting from March 10 to 12 at the Westin Ottawa. Our 2020 AGM theme was Healthy Plants, Healthy People. More than 150 delegates and observers came together in Ottawa to discuss policy issues and to hear presentations from government and industry representatives.

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