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Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment of Lonny McKague to the Canadian Grain Commission

January 31, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Lonny McKague as Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a four-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.

This appointment is part of the rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments—an approach that uses open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity to support Ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio.

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  • Employing approximately 400 full time employees, the CGC is the regulator of Canada’s grain handling industry and the official certifier of Canadian grain.
  • The CGC is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain grading system, and is also one of Canada’s scientific research organizations on grain quality.


"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lonny McKague to the Canadian Grain Commission. The CGC is responsible for maintaining a competitive and efficient grain sector and I know Mr. McKague will bring his knowledge and experience to ensure the Commission is properly equipped to carry out this important role."

- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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