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P.E.I. government may help Cavendish Farms


November 17, 2009
By The Canadian Press

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November
13, 2009, Charlottetown, PEI – The P.E.I. government is not ruling out
financial help to the Irving-owned Cavendish Farms in an effort to avoid
rolling shutdowns next year.



November
13, 2009, Charlottetown, PEI – The P.E.I. government is not ruling out
financial help to the Irving-owned Cavendish Farms in an effort to avoid
rolling shutdowns next year.

Cavendish
Farms
recently confirmed it will shut down its Prince Edward Island and U.S.
plants for two weeks in November and December.

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There
will also be rolling shutdowns throughout 2010 in an effort to cut production.

The
New Annan-based company says the global recession has cut demand for frozen
French fries particularly in the U.S.

P.E.I.’s
Innovation Minister Allan Campbell says the province may consider providing
training money for the workers of Cavendish Farms to keep their cheques rolling
in even during the shutdown.

Cavendish
Farms
expects to be shut down for about 35 days over the next six months.