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   Canada's Government Says It Will Not Develop Payment Protection System For Produce Growers
by Kelsey Johnson, IPolitics
Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:17AM EST

The Liberal government says it will not develop a long-demanded payment protection system for Canadian produce growers.

That’s despite it being a key plank in its 2015 federal election platform and growing frustration from this country’s fruit and vegetable growers.

The growers have been asking for a payment protection regime similar to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States since 1985. If created, the system would give producers selling produce to Canadian buyers a way to recoup outstanding payments.

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