The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) will be bringing on Dave Carey as its new vice-president of government & industry relations.

Carey will be responsible for managing relationships with government and industry stakeholders, as well as advocating on issues, programs, and policies that “enhance the success of Canadian canola farmers,” according to a press release. Carey’s position will be based at CCGA’s Ottawa office.

“Dave brings a strong background in strategic leadership and government and industry relations to this new role at CCGA,” says Rick White, chief executive officer at CCGA. “We’re excited he will be joining our team early in the new year. His experience working with various levels of government and collaborating with stakeholders across the agriculture sector will be an asset in serving Canada’s canola farmers.”

Carey moves to the CCGA after serving as the executive director of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA). Carey as also led government affairs, stakeholder relations, and policy with CSTA. Carey has spent time working on Parliament Hill as staff for several Members of Parliament.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Political Science from Brock University and a Masters Certificate from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

He’ll officially join the CCGA early in 2020.

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