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COVID-19 information centre

Jun 1, 2020
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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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CHC to present to The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

May 15, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, the Canadian Horticulture Council (CHC) will be presenting to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food to address the challenges facing the horticultural sector.

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New Industry SFCR Guidance Documents

Apr 6, 2020

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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2020 AGM Recap

Mar 30, 2020

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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CHC and CPMA meet on Parliament Hill to advocate on behalf of Canada’s fresh produce sector

Feb 27, 2020

This Tuesday, February 25, marked the latest annual Farm to Plate event hosted by both the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA). Together, CPMA and CHC were on the hill to represent the produce sector from the farm gate to the dinner plate, at a critical time for the industry.…

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Supporting effective policy change for the advancement of our sector!

Jan 13, 2020

Following the 2019 federal election, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) are preparing for two key events that will bring industry to Ottawa to meet with Parliamentarians.

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CHC congratulates re-appointed and newly-appointed ministers

Nov 22, 2019
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On behalf of fruit and vegetable farmers across Canada, CHC is please to congratulate all ministers appointed to federal Cabinet on November 20, 2019, specifically the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, re-appointed to her role as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. CHC would also like to offer congratulations to other cabinet ministers with whom we expect…

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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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