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Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada express concern over Port of Vancouver labour strike

July 17, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

July 14, 2023 –  The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) has noted its concerns over the Port of Vancouver labour strike.  A press release states that the FVGC recognizes that the Port as a “vital artery for the operations of Canada’s fresh produce industry.”

Rebecca Lee, the executive director of FVGC, said “the Port of Vancouver serves as a vital link in the operations of Canadian fruit and vegetable growers, enabling the timely import of crucial resources such as seeds, fertilizers, and agricultural machinery essential for domestic fruit and vegetable production. It is also instrumental in exporting Canadian produce to global markets, which significantly contributes to Canada’s economy. The ongoing labour disruptions threaten to significantly derail the Canadian fresh produce sector.”

Lee noted that the FVGC is closely monitoring the situation and its impacts on Canadian growers.


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