Home Issue 2019-06-28 CPMA Commends Federal Government Food Policy For Canada Commitment

CPMA Commends Federal Government Food Policy For Canada Commitment


The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is praising the Federal 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.

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, 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.”

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