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

Statement Regarding the Completion of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

Nov 30, 2020

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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CPMA and CHC Host Successful Virtual Fall Harvest Event with Parliamentarians and Industry Stakeholders

Nov 9, 2020

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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CPMA and CHC Will Proceed with Virtual Fall Harvest Meetings in November

Sep 10, 2020

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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Joint Statement by Farming and Processing Associations

Aug 6, 2020

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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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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