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David Hunt joins Canadian Grain Commission

April 24, 2024  By Canadian Grain Commission pres release

Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, has appointed David Hunt as chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in Canada’s agriculture sector, Hunt brings significant expertise in agricultural science, strategic policy, and organizational management to the role.

Hunt joined the Government of Manitoba in the department of agriculture in 2007, holding several positions during his tenure. Most recently, he served as assistant deputy minister within the Government of Manitoba’s department of environment and climate change.


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

Hunt’s four-year term as Chief Commissioner of the CGC will begin on May 13, 2024. His appointment is the result of an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.

For more information, visit the Canadian Grain Commission.


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