Tag: Robin Speer

Put on the plaid for dad this Friday

One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. This Friday — leading up to Father’s Day — will mark the fourth year where Prostate Cancer Canada has partnered with workplaces and individuals across the… Read more »

Wheat Growers seeking new executive director

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is starting the process of finding a new executive director. Robin Speer has moved on to become the manager of public affairs for CN Rail. Speer joined the Wheat Growers in fall 2015, replacing long-time executive director Blair Rutter. Priorities for the member-funded organization during Speer’s tenure included speaking… Read more »

U.S. Senator aims at Canadian grading rules for American wheat

While much of the attention in the last few weeks on the Canada-U.S. trade file has been focused on well-publicized trade irritants like dairy and softwood lumber, a U.S. Senator has introduced a resolution asking President Trump to address how U.S. wheat is treated in Canada. The resolution brought forward by Montana Senator Jon Tester last… Read more »

Wheat Growers Hire New Executive Director as Rutter Steps Down

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has hired a new executive director as Blair Rutter has stepped down from the position. Rutter joined the Wheat Growers in 2005 and led the organization in advocating for ending the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly, while pushing for improved market access, a less restrictive variety registration process and improved… Read more »