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News articles from the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) include updates on CHC activities and issues impacting the horticultural sector.

Canadian Horticultural Council 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Nov 12, 2019

The Canadian Horticultural Council’s (CHC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for leaders in fruit and vegetable production, retail, business, and the federal government to come together to discuss issues and decide on a course of action for addressing issues of concern in the coming year. CHC is happy to announce that registration is…

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Canadian Horticultural Council welcomes Canada’s newly-elected Parliament

Oct 25, 2019

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) would like to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all returning and newly-elected Members of Parliament following the 2019 Election. CHC looks forward to working with the Liberal minority government and all Members of Parliament on our top priorities in support of fruit and vegetable growers across the country, including:…

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New Video: Reuniting Families

Jul 23, 2019

We have just published the latest video in our Heartbeat international farm workers awareness campaign: “Reuniting Families.”  Throughout the years, Valentine showed leadership and made Canada his home. He took pride in his day-to-day tasks and wanted to share it with his family. Now, his children and wife share a home in Rougemont. bringing two important parts…

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Grow the value-added food sector to capitalize on its untapped potential

Jul 18, 2019

Canada should expand the value-added food sector by improving regulations to allow for the expansion of international trade of processed food products, investing in innovation, and reducing the barriers to growth inside its borders, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry said in its latest report, Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector. The…

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Canada and the United States Propose to Recognize Certain European Countries As Free From Citrus and Asian Longhorned Beetles

Jul 18, 2019

In response to a request from the European Commission, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) are proposing to recognize 22 European Union (EU) Member States as free from citrus longhorned beetle (CLHB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB). Under this proposal,…

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Canada Pavillion at World’s Largest Fresh Produce Trade Show (Fruit Logistica, February 2020)

Jul 17, 2019

Fruit Logistica is the world largest fresh produce trade show, attracting over 78,000 visitors from over 130 countries around the world. The 2020 show marks the fourth consecutive year for the official Canada Pavilion, which has grown to include provincial ministries of agriculture, associations, and private companies representing diverse products and services from across the…

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Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2020 Budget

Jul 17, 2019

The Standing Committee on Finance has launched its Pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2020 budget. Written submissions of no more than 2,000 words, based on the following template, can be submitted to the Committee until Friday, August 2, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. All text contained in the submission, including, but not limited to graphs,…

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Pest fact sheet on Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus

Jul 17, 2019

CFIA has released a new pest fact sheet on tomato brown rugose fruit virus. If you think you have found tomato brown rugose fruit virus, or if you have questions about the virus, contact your local CFIA office. Learn more: Tomato brown rugose fruit virus.

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Tsawwassen’s New Container Examination Facility Now Operational

Jul 17, 2019

As of June 17th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF) is now open. Historically, the most vital marine port in all of Canada is the Vancouver port, accounting for 57% of the marine containers entering into Canada each year. With a growing majority of Canada’s goods entering into the marine ports of…

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Canada’s Food, Beverage, and Consumer Goods Manufacturers Endorse Vision of Zero Plastic Waste

Jul 17, 2019

On June 25, Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) became the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste. The New Plastics Economy is led by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment agency. The…

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