Hunt appointed chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission

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Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced the appointment of David Hunt as the new chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission.

Hunt will replace Doug Chorney, whose term expires at the end of April. Chorney chose to not re-apply for the job.

Hunt has worked for the Manitoba government since 2007, starting as a swine extension specialist and later leading the livestock industry branch in the agriculture department. He was an assistant deputy minister for Manitoba Agriculture from 2015 to 2023, and most recently served as an assistant deputy minister in the department of environment and climate change.

“I would like to congratulate David Hunt on his appointment as chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission,” said MacAulay, in a news release. “The CGC plays a vitally important role in supporting the interests of Canada’s hard-working grain producers, and I have no doubt that Mr. Hunt’s leadership experience and commitment to a competitive, innovative, and resilient agriculture sector will ensure Canada continues to be recognized as a leading producer, processor, and exporter of high-quality grain.”

Hunt’s four-year term as chief commissioner of the CGC will begin on May 13, 2024.

Hunt will work with assistant chief commissioner Patty Rosher, whose four-year term expires in February 2025.

Last month, MacAulay announced the re-appointment of Lonny McKague of Saskatchewan as commissioner of the CGC for a three-year term, rounding out the trio of commissioners that lead the Grain Commission.

Related: Chorney to retire from chief commissioner role at the Canadian Grain Commission

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