With a long history in Western Canadian agriculture, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) remains an important player in providing producer protections. Their work includes providing common grain grades and procedures, assuring the quality of grain exports, and undertaking research on grain quality.
The federal government is considering who will next lead the CGC. Three Commissioners make up CGC’s leadership – the Chief Commissioner, the Assistant Commissioner and the Commissioner. These positions are appointed by the Government for a renewable term of up to seven years. The Chief Commissioner retired in January 2016, and the remaining two terms expire in 2016.