2019 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.

This year, directors are needed in regions 1, 4, 7, and 10. (click here for a map and a list of all regions):

Region 1 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Clear Hills County;
(b) County of Northern Lights;
(c) Mackenzie County;
(d) Municipal District of Peace No. 135;
(e) Municipal District of Fairview No. 136;
(f) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (e).

Region 1 Director Dan Doll was re-elected by acclamation

Region 4 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Beaver County;
(b) Strathcona County;
(c) County of Two Hills No. 21;
(d) County of Minburn No. 27;
(e) Lamont County;
(f) Improvement District No. 13 (Elk Island);
(g) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (f).

An election will be held in this region with two candidates: John Mayko of Mundare and Kyle Tarkowski of Myrnam
read the November 1 media release

Region 7 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Ponoka County;
(b) County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;
(c) Lacombe County;
(d) Red Deer County;
(e) Clearwater County;
(f) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (e).

Region 7 Director Mike Ammeter was re-elected after candidate Steve Olson withdrew
read the November 12 media release

Region 10 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of St. Paul No. 19;
(b) County of Vermilion River;
(c), (d) repealed AR 95/2013 s5;
(e) Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61;
(f) Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87;
(g) Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
(h) Lac La Biche County;
(i) Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);
(i.1) Improvement District No. 349;
(j) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (i).

Region 10 Director Cale Staden was re-elected by acclamation

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, 2017 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.
click here for more details

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, 2019 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] 

Upcoming Events

Peace Region Clubroot Response Workshop

The science, the agronomy, and the farmer experience of clubroot.
Feb 5
Grande Prairie, Alberta

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Hands on Grain grading course designed for farmers
Feb 19
Grande Prarie, Alberta
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