Head of the Canadian Grain Commission will retire next month

The Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission says he intends to retire from the role next month when his appointment extension wraps up.

In a message to grain sector stakeholders, Doug Chorney says he was “humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to serve” in the role, calling it the highlight of his professional career.

“During my tenure, I was called to lead the Canadian Grain Commission through some challenging situations, including a major drought, a global pandemic and one of the largest strikes in Canada’s history.” wrote Chorney. “The Canadian Grain Commission has proudly served the sector by consistently delivering clear results and introducing additional services and safeguards for grain farmers, such as enhancements to Final Quality Determination. Our newly launched Science Strategy sets the table for us to work with industry at the forefront of innovation and ensures our important work will continue to meet sector needs now and into the future.”

Chorney initially joined the Grain Commission as Assistant Chief Commissioner in 2017 and has been the Chief Commissioner for the last 3 years.

“It has been a pleasure to work with you to ensure that Canada’s grain continues to meet modern global demand for product quality, safety and availability to strengthen global food security. The partnerships we have created support a world-class quality and quantity assurance system that is second to none.” said Chorney.

Chorney’s last day is April 30th.

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