CPMA commends government Food Policy for Canada commitment

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

At yesterday’s announcement, Member of Parliament Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, outlined investments in four short-term action areas, 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 the 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:
Allan Gordon
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Ph: +1 (613) 226-4187 ext. 225

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