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CPMA and WGA: Short-sighted plastics ban would cause food shortages and increase prices

- Analysis
Canadian consumers are already besieged by high food prices. Now the government is pushing to implement a plastics ban without considering the consequences, including increased prices and reduced access to affordable, healthy food.

Tomato greenhouse opens in Manitoba

- Analysis
The precision agriculture business Netafim has partnered with Vermillion Growers to build the first large-scale vegetable greenhouse in Manitoba, Canada.

Canadian produce industry reps meet with Trudeau

- Analysis
Representatives of the Canadian produce industry met with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in San Francisco in November.

Restaurants Canada documents pandemic damage, lack of government support

- General News
The Canadian government has missed an opportunity to implement sector-specific support for the restaurant industry, which was the hardest hit by the pandemic.

IFPA meets with Canadian PM on food affordability, packaging policy

- General News
With increasing consumption of fresh produce as its top priority, on November 15, International Fresh Produce Association CEO Cathy Burns and VP of Innovation, Vonnie Estes, attended a roundtable meeting focused on U.S. and Canadian consumer food affordability with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

USDA announces trade missions for 2024

- General News
USDA has announced its planned trade missions for 2024 as well as its increased investments to grow U.S. agricultural export markets

Metro Inc. opens automated DC in Quebec

- Retail
METRO Inc. opens its new automated distribution center for fresh and frozen products in Terrebonne, Quebec.

Okanagan Specialty Fruits hires vice president of sales and business development

- General News
Okanagan Specialty Fruits announces that John Freitas has joined the company as vice president for sales and business development.

Little Potato spreads holiday happiness with new campaign

- General News
The Canadian creamer potato company is making the holiday season even brighter with its “A Little Holiday Happiness Is…” campaign.

Fresh Produce Alliance welcomes the passage of Bill C-280 in Canada House of Commons

- General News
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) were thrilled to see Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, passed with the support of all political parties at third reading in the House of Commons.