CPMA honors member of Parliament as 2020 Produce Champion

CPMA honors member of Parliament as 2020 Produce Champion

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has chosen Alistair MacGregor, a member of Canada’s House of Commons, as its 2020 Produce Champion.

MacGregor, a member of the New Democratic Party who represents Cowichan-Malahat-Langford (British Columbia), has been effective in bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill, according to a CPMA news release.

“Since his election in 2015, Alistair MacGregor has consistently shown incredible support for the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable industry,” Ron Lemaire, CPMA president, said in the release. “We are truly grateful for his engagement, and particularly for his advocacy on a range of issues, including the need for a financial protection mechanism for produce sellers, which continues to be a key priority for our members.”

Lemaire interviews MacGregor on Produce Talks, the association’s monthly podcast, and MacGregor will be featured in a video to be shown at the CPMA’s annual convention and trade show, March 2-4 in Vancouver.

“I am honored to be named 2020 Produce Champion and proud to advocate for a sector that contributes so much to Canada’s economy and food security, and to the health and well-being of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.”

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