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‘Vital financial protection for fresh product’ bill passed in the House of Commons

October 30, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

Oct. 30, 2023 – On October 25,  Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, passed at third reading in the House of Commons.

Bill C-280, sponsored by Member of Parliament (MP) Scot Davidson, aims to establish a deemed trust, a vital financial protection mechanism for fresh produce sellers in Canada. This mechanism will help secure payment in the event of buyer bankruptcy, providing stability and support to the industry while safeguarding Canadian food security.

Bill C-280 will now be referred to the Canadian Senate for debate and votes. FVGC, the CPMA, and DRC call on all Senators to recognize the positive impact that Bill C-280 can have on the fruit and vegetable sector and to prioritize the passage of this important legislation.


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