Fall Harvest  – Meetings on the Hill

Fall Harvest 2016
Each year CPMA, and its partner CHC (Canadian Horticultural Council), host an event in Ottawa to raise awareness of the industry and our issues with parliamentarians. Industry from across Canada meets in November with Members of Parliaments and their staff in a series of team meetings over two days. The meetings on the Hill strengthen our voice and remind our elected officials of the significant contribution our industry makes to the health of Canadians and the Canadian economy.

Fall Harvest 2017
Jointly organized by CPMA and the Canadian Horticultural Council, Fall Harvest is the produce industry’s opportunity to have its voice heard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Join your industry colleagues and participate in Fall Harvest 2017 on November 6 to 8.

Registration and Sponsorship Package

When: November 6-8, 2017
Where: Ottawa, Ontario

Cost: All events are free to participate in, however participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation fees. A special rate has been reserved at the Sheraton Ottawa, more information is available in the registration package below.

What are the key issues?

Two key issues currently on government agendas will impact the entire produce supply chain in Canada – the creation of a National Food Policy and trade issues such as the renegotiation of NAFTA. It is crucial that the produce industry reaches out to government to ensure its needs are recognized.

Why should I attend?

Our meetings are proven to work. Last year, we focused on labour issues. Two months later, the government announced important changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, including the elimination of the four-in, four-out rule. We are planning for a similar degree of traction this year, as we discuss trade and food policy issues.

Industry teams will meet with elected officials and high level civil servants to communicate our message. Your participation as a delegate is the key to success in elevating the voice of the produce industry above the many vying for the attention of our government.

For more information, contact Troy Sherman at tsherman@cpma.ca or 613-226-4187 x227.

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2016 Event Summary