CPMA commends federal government food policy for Canada commitment

June 17 , 2019

 PRESS RELEASE

Montreal, Canada – CPMA applauds the Federal Government’s announcement today detailing the various initiatives forming the Food Policy for Canada. The national food policy funding of CAD$134.4 million over five years, beginning in 2020, was confirmed in March as part of the Government’s Budget 2019 announcement.

At today’s announcement, Member of Parliament Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, outlined the four short-term action areas of the Food Policy for Canada, including:

  • Helping Canadian communities access healthy food
  • Making Canadian food the top choice at home and abroad
  • Supporting food security in Northern and Indigenous communities
  • Reducing food waste

CPMA President Ron Lemaire, member of the National Food Policy Working Group, was on site for today’s announcement and said “It is a great privilege to have worked closely with our government in forming the groundwork for a successful Food Policy for Canada. CPMA looks forward to continuing in the development and implementation of this policy in order to improve the health and well-being of Canadians and to grow the fresh produce industry.”

For more information, please contact:
Allan Gordon
Manager, Communications, Canadian Produce Marketing Association

Cell: 613-878-3312
Email: agordon@cpma.ca

About the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA):
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, CPMA is a not-for-profit organization that represents a diverse membership made up of every segment of the produce industry supply chain who are responsible for 90% of the fresh fruit and vegetable sales in Canada. CPMA is fortunate to represent a sector that is both a significant economic driver for communities and that also improves the health and productivity of Canadians.

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