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October 11, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: NDP Announcement - Local Purchasing Can Bolster Okanagan Agriculture

PENTICTON – Promoting the Okanagan’s agricultural sector through local purchasing needs to be a priority under the government’s jobs plan, said leader Adrian Dix today.

“Okanagan municipalities and growers agree that the Premier can boost the Okanagan’s agriculture and food processing sector by encouraging local purchasing. At the recent UBCM, the Southern Interior Local Government Association called for the B.C. government to implement a ‘Buy Local’ program that supports the region’s farmers and tree fruit industry.

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