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Horticulture Value Chain Roundtable

The Canadian horticulture sector is a thriving industry that is expanding. Fruits and vegetables account for the bulk of Canada's trade in horticultural products, but the sector also includes floriculture, nursery stock, Christmas trees, sod, greenhouse vegetables, maple syrup and honey.

Key objectives:

  • provide a forum for industry and government representatives to engage in a constructive, solutions-oriented dialogue on strategic issues
  • foster collaborative industry-government actions that secure a competitive advantage, for Canada, both domestically and internationally

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at aafc.roundtable-tableronde.aac@canada.ca.

Upcoming meeting

The next Roundtable meeting will take place on June 27, 2019 in Toronto.

Meeting summary

Members

Co-chairs

  • Justine Taylor – BC Greenhouse Growers Association
  • Della Johnston – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Industry

  • Hans Buchler – Canadian Grapevine Certification Network
  • Brian Gilroy – Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Anthony O'Neil – Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
  • Michel Touchette – Jeffries Nurseries
  • Christene LeVatte – Highland Landscapes
  • Vicki Blanchard – Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout
  • Steve Lamoure – Conagra Brands
  • Andrew Morse – Flowers Canada
  • Tanya Humphrey – Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
  • Luce Daigneault – Fédération interdisciplinaire de l'horticulture ornementale du Quebec
  • Jocelyn St-Denis – Association des Producteurs Maraîchers du Quebec
  • Rebecca Lee – Canadian Horticulture Council
  • Cathy Lennon – Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers
  • Joe Sbrocchi – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association
  • Victor Santacruz – Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
  • Alan Schlacter – CropLife Canada

Provincial governments

  • Laurie Adrien – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Paula Putman – Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
  • Robert C.J. Spencer – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Yvon Forest – Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

Federal Government

  • Nathalie Durand – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Patricia McAllister – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Simone Gobeil – Global Affairs Canada
  • William Yan – Health Canada
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