CPMA Welcomes New Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau
OTTAWA, ON - Changes are in the works in Canada’s agricultural ministry, and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is looking forward to continued progress on topics like food safety, tax reform, and labor. The CPMA issued a statement saluting Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on her appointment as Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
“The fresh produce supply chain is an important economic driver in Canada,” said CPMA President Ron Lemaire. “CPMA looks forward to meeting with Minister Bibeau to discuss how we can continue growing the economy while ensuring that we remain competitive as an industry.”
The Minister and her staff will work jointly with CPMA on pressing files impacting the fresh produce industry, including tax reform, a Food Policy for Canada, food safety, payment protection for produce sellers, and labor.
According to a press release, CPMA would also like to thank Minister Lawrence MacAulay for his years of service as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and his steadfast support of the fresh produce industry in Canada. CPMA wishes Minister MacAulay well in his new role as Minister of Veterans Affairs.
The CPMA will also hold its annual CPMA Convention and Trade Show on April 4, 2019, in Montreal. The show promises to bring together industry executives, members of the fresh produce supply chain, and government representatives who are directly or indirectly involved in the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable sector and provide a unique opportunity for industry leaders to enhance existing and develop new business opportunities in Canada.
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