"I am pleased that Ontario's Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) and our three major tomato processors worked together to reach negotiated agreements for the 2017 growing season. I appreciate their hard work during the negotiating process to ensure a deal was reached for the parties involved.
I look forward to continuing to follow this matter as all parties continue to discuss long-term solutions and fulfill the directive I issued last August to develop a regulatory framework to achieve reform for the 2018 growing season and beyond. The work that has been done and continues to be done ensures we maintain regulated marketing in Ontario - a system our government continues to support and uphold - to ensure that high quality food is produced here in the province of Ontario for our consumers; that processing jobs are retained; and ultimately, that farmers, processors and consumers all benefit from this decision."
- Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs