2018 Alberta Canola Director Nominations & Elections

UPDATED: Alberta Canola is seeking canola growers to serve on the board of directors in regions 11 & 12

Nominations will be accepted from the floor of the Alberta Canola Producers Annual General Meeting on January 29, 2019 during FarmTech.

Region 11 – Current director Dale Uglem is resigning from the Board following the AGM. A new director will begin a 2 year term following the AGM on January 29, 2019 and will be elegible to stand for re-election for a second consecutive term in October 2020.

Region 11 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Stettler No. 6;
(b) County of Paintearth No. 18;
(c) Camrose County;
(d) Flagstaff County;
(e) Municipal District of Provost No. 52;
(f) Special Area No. 4;
(g) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (f).


Region 12 – no nominations were received before the October 31, 2018 deadline. A new director will begin a 3 year term following the AGM on January 29, 2019 and will be elegible to stand for re-election for a second consecutive term in October 2021.

Region 12 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Newell;
(b) County of Forty Mile No. 8;
(c) Cypress County;
(d) repealed AR 173/2005 s4;
(e) Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;
(f) Starland County;
(g) Special Area No. 2;
(h) Special Area No. 3;
(h.1) Town of Drumheller;
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h.1).

The Board of Directors meets quarterly and is guided in decision making by five committees comprised of board members:

  1. Governance and Finance
  2. Government and Industry Affairs
  3. Grower Relations and Extension
  4. Public Engagement and Promotion
  5. Research

WHO CAN BECOME A DIRECTOR?
Anyone who has paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2016 is an eligible producer and can stand as a director. Eligible producers can be individuals or represent a corporation, partnership, or organization. In order to be nominated, eligible producers must grow canola within the defined region but do not have to reside within it.
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The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a three-year term. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within that region.

The deadline for nominations was October 31, 2018

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This year, directors are needed in regions 3, 6, 9, and 12. (click here for a map and a list of all regions):

Region 3 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;
(b) Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;
(c) M.D. of Smoky River No. 130;
(d) Northern Sunrise County;
(e) Municipal District of Big Lakes;
(f) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (e).

RESULTS: Region 3 Director Denis Guindon was re-elected by acclamation to serve a second consecutive term

Region 6 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Leduc County;
(b) Parkland County;
(c) Lac Ste. Anne County;
(d) Brazeau County;
(e) Yellowhead County;
(f) City of Edmonton;
(g) Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper National Park);
(g.1) Municipality of Jasper;
(h) Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness);
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h).

RESULTS: Wayne Schneider of Nisku was was elected by acclamation and will replace Region 6 director Renn Breitkreuz following the Annual General Meeting on January 29, 2019. Mr. Breitkreuz will be retiring from the board after completing two consecutive terms

Region 9 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Vulcan County;
(b) County of Warner No. 5;
(c) County of Lethbridge;
(d) Cardston County;
(e) Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;
(f) Municipal District of Taber;
(g) The Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;
(h) The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;
(i) Kananaskis Improvement District;
(j) Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton);
(k) Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;
(l) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (k).

RESULTS: Region 9 Director Kevin Serfas was re-elected by acclamation to serve a second consecutive term

Region 12 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Newell;
(b) County of Forty Mile No. 8;
(c) Cypress County;
(d) repealed AR 173/2005 s4;
(e) Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;
(f) Starland County;
(g) Special Area No. 2;
(h) Special Area No. 3;
(h.1) Town of Drumheller;
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h.1).

RESULTS: No nominations were received for Region 12: A director election for Region 12 will be held at the Annual General Meeting on January 29, 2019

The Board of Directors meets quarterly and is guided in decision making by five committees comprised of board members:

  1. Governance and Finance
  2. Government and Industry Affairs
  3. Grower Relations and Extension
  4. Public Engagement and Promotion
  5. Research

WHO CAN BECOME A DIRECTOR?
Anyone who has paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2016 is an eligible producer and can stand as a director. Eligible producers can be individuals or represent a corporation, partnership, or organization. In order to be nominated, eligible producers must grow canola within the defined region but do not have to reside within it.
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Nominations for the Position of Director Must Be:

  • filed at the Commission office – 14560-116 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB   T5M 3E9, in writing, on or before October 31, 2018 at 4:00pm.
  • signed by at least ten (10) eligible producers of the region in which the election is to be held; and,
  • accompanied by the written consent of the eligible producer nominated as a director.

Questions?

Contact Alberta Canola General Manager Ward Toma at 780-454-0844 or email [email protected] 

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