Ron Lemaire and NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Produce Champion presentationRon Lemaire and NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Produce Champion presentation

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has recognized its 2018 Produce Champions: Members of Parliament Pat Finnigan, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and Bev Shipley.

The annual Produce Champion award is given to one or more Member(s) of Parliament and/or Senator(s) who have been supportive of the produce industry and effective at bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill.

“Our 2018 Produce Champions have all shown incredible support for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry in their community and across Canada,” said CPMA president Ron Lemaire. “We are truly grateful for their engagement to foster the growth of our sector and we look forward to continuing working closely with them and their colleagues in Ottawa.”

The 2018 Produce Champions received their awards in each of their ridings at separate celebrations hosted by the CPMA and featuring live culinary demonstrations by CPMA Half Your Plate Ambassador Chef Michael Smith.

Jane Proctor and MP Bev Shipley, August 14, 2018Jane Proctor and MP Bev Shipley, August 14, 2018

 MP Bev Shipley and Chef Michael Smith, August 14, 2018MP Bev Shipley and Chef Michael Smith, August 14, 2018

MP Bev Shipley cooking, August 14, 2018MP Bev Shipley cooking, August 14, 2018

Pat Finnigan Award #1Pat Finnigan Award #1

Pat Finnigan Award #2Pat Finnigan Award #2

Pat Finnigan Award #3Pat Finnigan Award #3

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