Canadian Produce Marketing Association Honors Kody Blois as 2023 Produce Champion; Ron Lemaire Comments
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA - The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is recognizing a key government leader for their efforts to support the produce industry and its ongoing success. In its latest announcement, the association recognized Kody Blois, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kings—Hants, Nova Scotia and Chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, as its 2023 Produce Champion.
"Agriculture is a huge priority for me. Representing the riding of Kings—Hants, where agriculture is one of the main drivers of the economy, I am honored to be named Produce Champion by CPMA, an organization that represents such a huge sector of the Canadian economy," said Blois.
As a press release explained, CPMA’s annual Produce Champion award is presented to a Member of Parliament or Senator who has been supportive of the produce industry and effective at bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill.
In recognition of the award, MP Blois will be featured on CPMA’s podcast, Produce Talks, in a conversation with Lemaire, in addition to being highlighted at the next CPMA Convention and Trade Show, which will take place April 23–25, 2024, in Vancouver.
"Since his election in 2019, Kody Blois has been actively engaged in issues important to our sector, both at home in his riding and in Ottawa. His voting record on Bill C-234 and Bill C-280 is further testament to his continued support of the fresh produce industry," said CPMA President Ron Lemaire. "We are pleased to honor MP Blois for his ongoing contributions to advancing the priorities of our members and the broader Canadian agricultural sector."
Congratulations to MP Kody Blois on this coveted recognition!