Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 | Media Release

Upholding existing mandate highest duty for Chief Commissioner of Canadian Grain Commission

Swift Current, SK – The value the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) brings to Canadians in general, and to farmers in particular, cannot be overstated. The CGC’s effective use of its regulatory authority and mandate is the solid foundation upon which the Canadian grain sector’s enviable reputation and excellent trade position has been built. Upon the extension of his appointment until April 30, 2024, the National Farmers Union (NFU) calls upon Chief Commissioner Doug Chorney to steadfastly uphold the CGC’s mandate, which is to “in the interests of the grain producers, establish and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain and regulate grain handling in Canada, to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets.”

The CGC was established in 1912 to bring fairness, transparency, confidence, and order to Canada’s grain sector. Ensuring that the CGC continues to be guided by its mandate will be the Chief Commissioner’s highest duty in months to come.


For more information:
Stewart Wells, NFU member – (306) 773-6852,