CPMA and CHC Applaud Liberal Commitment to Restoring PACA Access for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Sellers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment from the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking yesterday to establishing a comparable Canadian mechanism to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States and to restoring Canada’s preferential access to PACA programs.

“CPMA raised this issue when we met with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau last September, where he committed to resolving this critical problem for the produce industry,” said CPMA President Ron Lemaire. “We are thrilled that he is following through on this commitment and that the Liberal Party recognizes the importance of a strong produce industry that can continue to provide fresh, healthy food for Canadians.” Read more… http://fvdrc.com/en/home/about/news/cpma-and-chc-applaud-liberal-commitment-to-restoring-paca-access-for-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-and-sellers.aspx