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Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

The greenhouses, heated with natural gas, already struggle with increased fuel prices under Ontario’s cap-and-trade carbon program. Electricity rate hikes have also taken a toll. Now, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers says Ontario’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 will increase its labour costs by 35 per cent. There is talk of greenhouses closing, or relocating.


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