Miller stepping down as chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission

The chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is stepping down from the post.

Patti Miller will be leaving the federal department that regulates Canada’s grain industry in June, according to the federal agriculture minister’s office.

“As Commissioner Patti Miller is retiring, I would like to thank her for her service to Canada,” says Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau in a statement shared with RealAgriculture. “She has been dedicated to the grain sector for over 35 years, and felt it was time for her to retire.”

Miller was appointed to a six-year term as chief commissioner back in February 2017.

Prior to joining the CGC, she served as the president of the Canola Council of Canada from 2012 to 2017. She also managed program delivery for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Manitoba farmer Doug Chorney continues to serve as assistant chief commissioner, and Saskatchewan farmer Lonny McKague remains commissioner. All three were appointed by former Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in 2017.

“We will be launching an open, transparent and merit-based process to find a new commissioner as soon as possible,” continues Bibeau.

“Our government remains committed to modernizing Canada’s Grain Act. While the process is still taking shape, we are committed to holding consultations in order to hear from grain farmers, stakeholders, and parliamentarians.”

RealAgriculture has reached out to the CGC for comment from Miller. At the time this article was posted, they have not replied.

Related: Patti Miller Appointed Chief Commissioner of the CGC

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