Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has named David Hunt to the position of Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). 

Hunt has over 25 years of leadership experience in Canada's agriculture sector

He joined the Department of Agriculture in Manitoba in 2007, where he held several positions,including leadership roles with Veterinary Diagnostic Services and the Livestock Industry Branch, before accepting the position of Assistant Deputy Minister for the Corporate Services and Innovation Division. 

Most recently, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister within the Government of Manitoba's Department of Environment and Climate Change.

MacAulay says the CGC plays a vitally important role in supporting the interests of Canada's hard-working grain producers.

"I have no doubt that Mr. Hunt's leadership experience and commitment to a competitive, innovative, and resilient agriculture sector will ensure Canada continues to be recognized as a leading producer, processor, and exporter of high-quality grain."
Hunt's four-year term as Chief Commissioner of the CGC will begin on May 13, 2024.

The Canadian Grain Commission’s mandate is, in the interests of producers, to 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.