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Manitoba’s David Hunt appointed chief commissioner of CGC

Manitoba’s David Hunt appointed chief commissioner of CGC

Hunt brings multiple areas of expertise to the Canadian Grain Commission, Minister MacAulay said

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

Manitoba’s David Hunt and his nearly 30 years of experience working in Canadian ag is the new chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

His four-year term in the role begins on May 13, taking over for Doug Chorney, who retires from the position on April 30.

Hunt most recently worked with Environment and Climate Change Canada, helping implement the Protected Areas Initiative for Manitoba, which builds a network of protected and conserved areas that contain biological diversity.

He served as an assistant deputy minister for Manitoba Agriculture from 2015 to 2023 and has been involved with the Manitoba government since 2007.

David Hunt
David Hunt (LinkedIn photo).

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has “no doubt that Mr. Hunt’s leadership experience and commitment to a competitive, innovative, and resilient agriculture sector will ensure Canada continues to be recognized as a leading producer, processor, and exporter of high-quality grain,” he said in a statement.

Multiple industry groups welcomed Hunt to the CGC.

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture “is pleased to hear the announcement,” it said on X. “We look forward to our future discussions and collaborations with Mr. Hunt.

And Sask Wheat “looks forward to working with David Hunt to advance key issues of importance for Saskatchewan wheat producers to uphold fairness, transparency, and quality assurance within Canada’s grain industry,” Jake Leguee, chair of Sask Wheat, said in a statement.

The Canadian Grain Commission consists of three commissioners.

Commissioner Patty Rosher’s term expires in February 2025.

And Lonny McKague received a re-appointment as a fellow commissioner in March.

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