Minister Bibeau announces appointments to the Canadian Grain Commission

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December 21, 2020  – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the appointment of Doug Chorney as Chief Commissioner and Patty Rosher as Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. 

Doug Chorney has been an active player in the grain industry for 24 years, and was appointed Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission in 2017. He has been the acting Chief Commissioner since June 2020. The term for his appointment is three years, effective immediately.

Patty Rosher has held various leadership and advisory positions over her 25-year career in the agriculture sector, most recently as General Manager of the Keystone Agricultural Producers. The term of her appointment is four years, effective February 15, 2021.

In 2016, the Government of Canada implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, to search for Canadians who reflect public sector values of respect for democracy, people, integrity, stewardship, and excellence.


“Now more than ever, it is important to have strong leadership in our agriculture sector to ensure Canadians continue to have access to high-quality food through this challenging time. I am confident that these two individuals will provide excellent leadership for our grain growers across the country and help the Canadian Grain Commission maintain a competitive and efficient grain sector.” 

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

Quick facts

  • The Canadian Grain Commission regulates grain handling in Canada and establishes and maintains science-based standards of quality for Canadian grain. Our research, programs and services help support Canada’s reputation as a consistent and reliable source of high-quality grain.

  • The Canadian Grain Commission works to deliver grain quality and quantity assurance programs for exports of Canadian grain, carry out scientific research to understand all aspects of grain quality and grain safety, establish and maintain Canada’s science-based grain grading system, and ensure farmers receive fair compensation for their grain.

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