DRC was pleased to once again participate in this year’s CPMA convention and trade show. This year’s event was held May 9-11th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It was great to see so many of DRC’s members at CPMA helping to promote DRC services and supporting the pending regulatory changes. We thank and appreciate our members for continuing to be great ambassadors for DRC and for introducing us to prospective members.

DRC participated in the North American Trade Committee (NATC) and the CPMA Government Issues Management (CGIM) meetings. During the trade show, the DRC staff were busy fielding questions at the booth that ranged from membership requirements to anticipated regulatory changes. A number of questions on the dispute resolution process were also fielded.

There was good traffic and a lot of new contacts were made. DRC also noted an increase in company representatives from firms outside of Canada including Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, France, Peru, Egypt and Tunisia. DRC was also pleased to meet with a number of associations in order to provide information and discuss how the pending changes may impact their members. These associations included:

o   The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association

o   Ontario Produce Marketing Association

o   Quebec Produce Growers Association

o   B.C. Blueberry Council

o   B.C. Produce Marketing Association

o   PEI Potato Board

o   Potatoes New Brunswick

o   Nova Scotia Department Association

For more information or to see how you can help be a DRC Ambassador, please call or email the DRC Help Desk at:

DRC Help Desk | 613-234-0982 | Info@fvdrc.com