2018 Alberta Canola Director Nominations & Elections

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.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS 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).

Region 3 Director Denis Guindon is eligible for re-election 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).

Region 6 Director Renn 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).

Region 9 director Kevin Serfas is eligible for re-election 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(d) repealed AR 173/2005 s4;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).

Region 12 director Brian Hildebrand is eligible for re-election to serve a second consecutive term

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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