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Canadian Grain Commission extends Doug Chorney as chief commissioner

Canadian Grain Commission extends Doug Chorney as chief commissioner

Chorney will serve in the position until at least April 2024

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Doug Chorney will remain the chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) for the next few months.

The farmer from East Selkirk, Man., who received his appointment in December 2020 for a three-year term, will serve in the position until at least April 2024.

The CGC extended Chorney’s tenure as it continues to find a permanent replacement.

“This extension will provide the Government of Canada the time to complete the open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that was launched earlier in 2023 to fill the position,” the CGC said in a Dec. 18 release. “Doug has agreed to continue in the role of Chief Commissioner during this process.”

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay appointed Chorney as assistant chief commissioner in February 2017.

Chorney became the acting chief commissioner in June 2020 following Patti Miller’s retirement announcement.

With his extension in place, industry groups are calling on Chorney to use the CGC’s authority to support the Canadian grain sector.

Chorney must “steadfastly uphold the CGC’s mandate, which is to "in the interests of the grain producers, establish and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain and regulate grain handling in Canada, to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets,” the National Farmers Union said in a statement.


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