Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced appointments for the top two spots at the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).
Selkirk, Man.-area farmer Doug Chorney has been promoted to chief commissioner, effectively immediately and for a three-year term. Chorney, who was appointed assistant chief commissioner in 2017, has been serving as acting chief commissioner since June following Patti Miller’s early retirement from the post in early 2020.
Joining the CGC as assistant chief commissioner is Patty Rosher, who has served as general manager of Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) since early 2019. Her appointment is for a four-year term, effective immediately. Rosher has previously worked for the Manitoba government and the Canadian Wheat Board.
“Now more than ever, it is important to have strong leadership in our agriculture sector to ensure Canadians continue to have access to high-quality food through this challenging time. I am confident that these two individuals will provide excellent leadership for our grain growers across the country and help the Canadian Grain Commission maintain a competitive and efficient grain sector,” says Bibeau.
Both Chorney and Rosher have ties to KAP, as Chorney previously served as president of the general farm group.
Saskatchewan farmer Lonny McKague continues to serve as commissioner.
The CGC regulates grain handling in Canada and establishes and maintains national standards of quality for Canadian grain.