Minister Bibeau Announces Appointments to Farm Credit Canada and Farm Products Council of Canada

News release

July 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today three appointments to Farm Credit Canada. Sylvie Cloutier has been re-appointed as Director and Sharilee Fossum has been appointed Director as of June 2, 2019. Michael Hoffort has been re-appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2019. All mandates carry a three-year term. 

The Minister also announced two appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada. Ron Bonnett has been appointed Vice-Chairperson effective June 2, 2019, and Morgan Moore has been appointed Member effective June 19, 2019. Both mandates carry a three-year term. 

These appointments are part of the ongoing rigorous approach to Governor in Council appointments based upon open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada's diversity.

Quotes

"I am pleased to announce the newest appointments to Farm Credit Canada and the Farm Products Council of Canada. The expertise of these five individuals represents a cross-section of our agricultural sector and will go far to bolster the industry. I offer them my congratulations and wish them success in their roles."

- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Quick facts

  • Farm Credit Canada is Canada's largest provider of business and financial services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations, with over 100,000 customers serviced by 98 locations across Canada.

  • The Farm Products Council of Canada provides oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs, as well as supervises national promotion and research agencies for farm products.

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