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Sask Wheat welcomes new Chief Commissioner

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) welcomes David Hunt as the new Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

On Apr. 23, 2024, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, made the announcement stating Mr. Hunt's four-year term as Chief Commissioner of the CGC will begin on May 13, 2024.

“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,” said Jake Leguee, Sask Wheat Chair. “Sask Wheat strongly supports the mandate of the CGC to work in the interests of grain producers and the CGC must maintain objectivity in its operations and governance to always reflect this mandate.”

Sask Wheat continues to encourage the CGC to provide clear processes for economic analysis and consultation with producers to increase accountability in CGC policy and decision-making.
Research and programs operated by the CGC are crucial to maintaining Canada’s quality assurance system, resolving market access issues, and providing important producer safeguards such as Final Quality Determination and payment protection.

Sask Wheat will continue to work with the CGC to enhance producer protections and programs, including increased oversight of quality assessment at primary elevators, improved grain contract transparency, consistency, and balance, and enhanced market transparency through export sales reporting.

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