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Ritz announces reappointments to Canadian Grain Commission

June 11, 2013, Ottawa – Gerry Ritz, agriculture minister, has announced the reappointments of Jim Smolik as assistant chief commissioner and Murdoch MacKay as commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). 

Headquartered in Winnipeg, the CGC is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards and regulating grain handling in Canada to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets. 

The CGC's key activities are quality and quantity assurance, producer protection and grain research. The CGC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Smolik's reappointment is effective Nov. 24, 2013, for a term of three years. MacKay's reappointment is effective Dec. 5, 2013, for a term of three years.


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