The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has recognized Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langord and NDP critic for Agriculture and Agri-food, as its 2020 Produce Champion.
The CPMA’s annual Produce Champion award is given to a Member of Parliament or Senator who has been supportive of the produce industry and effective at bringing industry issues to the forefront on Parliament Hill.
“Since his election in 2015, Alistair MacGregor has consistently shown incredible support for the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable industry,” says Ron Lemaire, CPMA president. “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.”
“The fresh fruit and vegetable sector is an important part of my community in Cowichan–Malahat– Langford, and I know it is an integral part of communities across Canada,” said MP MacGregor. “I am honoured 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 wellbeing of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.”