OPMA Supports Bill C-280 in Partnership with Several other Associations

In anticipation of Fall Harvest (November 14-16), The OPMA, CPMA, QPMA and other associations in our industry will be sending a joint letter to all MPs this month in support of Bill C-280.

Bill C-280 would establish a critical financial protection mechanism for fresh produce sellers in Canada to help secure payment in the case of a buyer bankruptcy, in the form of a deemed trust that would operate similarly to the successful PACA model in the U.S. Creating a deemed trust would not impose any additional cost to government, but would help to ensure that fresh produce sellers can continue to support local economies across the country and to provide Canadians with our safe, nutritious fruit and vegetable products.