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January 31, 2017

KAP congratulates new CGC commissioners

Keystone Agricultural Producers extends congratulations to the three agriculture industry leaders who have recently been appointed by the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as commissioners for the Canadian Grain Commission.

Patti Miller, former president of the Canola Council of Canada, will become the CGC’s chief commissioner.  Doug Chorney, who was KAP president from 2011 to 2015, will become the assistant chief commissioner. Lonny McKague, founding director for one of Saskatchewan’s first rail shortlines, will become commissioner.

All appointments are effective February 13.

“This is exceptional news for the grain and oilseeds industry because all three appointees have extensive experience in advancing our industry,” said KAP president Dan Mazier. “KAP looks forward to working with them on modernizing the CGC’s flawed producer payment security system.

“In fact, we passed a resolution last week at our annual meeting to investigate the possibility of using the $100 million in surplus fees CGC has collected from producers to create a producer-payment security program similar to the Ontario model. It may provide less-cumbersome and more-effective security for all those selling and buying grain, as opposed to the current bonding approach we have.

“KAP anticipates meeting with the new commissioners in the near future to discuss these and other issues.”

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For more information
Dan Mazier, president – 204-720-4646
Val Ominski – communications – 204-697-1140