Highbury Canco Approval Expected

Heinz plant in Leamington.

A hearing is set for today to determine if the Highbury Canco company can start a food processing business in Leamington.

The company wants to issue contracts to have farmers grow tomatoes that it will process at the Leamington Heinz factory and it needs approval from the Farm Products Marketing Commission.

The commission is holding hearings today and tomorrow.

Time is getting tight because farmers need to make arrangements to get seedlings if they are gong to plant a crop but a decision is expected this week.