Flax Council of Canada closing its office

The Flax Council of Canada has announced that it’s closing its doors at the end of the month, citing the need to reduce costs.

After 32 years representing the flax industry nationally, the organization’s executive committee says it decided to close the Flax Council’s office when it became apparent that a new combined oilseed council would not be formed in the near future.

“Over the course of the past year, the formation of a combined oilseed council was thoroughly discussed at the request of some of our members that contribute significant levy dollars to the Council,” says Brian Johnson, Chair of the Flax Council of Canada. “Through these discussions, it became apparent that the formation of an oilseed council would not materialize in the foreseeable future. The result of this is a significant loss of funding to the Council, necessitating cost reduction measures.”

The council will “continue to operate on a reduced service basis.”

The office, located on Lombard Avenue in Winnipeg, will close as of January 31, 2018.

“The Flax Council Executive and Board of Directors wishes to thank its staff who have worked hard and with professionalism for the flax industry during their time with the Flax Council of Canada,” says a statement from the council.

More to come.

Related: Canola Council to cut budget by 25 to 30 percent in 2018


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