Minister MacAulay announces three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, 10 May 2018 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today three appointments to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)
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Brian Douglas begins a four-year term as the newly appointed Chair of the FPCC, effective 11 June; Yvon Cyr joins the Council for a four-year term, effective immediately; and Maryse Dubé returns for her second three-year term, which began on 20 April.

These appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Minister MacAulay expressed his gratitude to Mike Pickard for all his hard work and leadership as Interim Chairperson of the FPCC, as he returns to his role as Vice Chair.

"I am pleased to announce the appointments of Brian Douglas, Yvon Cyr and Maryse Dubé to the Farm Products Council of Canada. All three appointees bring valuable and diverse experiences to their respective roles, as well as a strong understanding of the agriculture sector. I offer them my congratulations and wish them continued success in their new roles," said Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food.

Quick Facts

  • The role of the FPCC is to ensure that the supply management system for poultry and eggs as well as the promotion and research activities for beef cattle work in the balanced interest of all stakeholders, from producers to consumers.
  • Council members are appointed to hold office at pleasure, by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for terms of varying lengths. At the time of their appointment, at least half of members, not including the Chairperson, must be primary agricultural producers.
As reported by the AAFC

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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