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.
In 2022, director nominations are open for regions 1, 4, 7, 10
(regions are defined at the bottom of this page)
The first nomination period closed October 31, 2022
Who can become a director?
An eligible producer is defined as any producer who has grown canola in Alberta or is entitled to a share of canola grown in Alberta under a crop share arrangement, and who has paid or submitted a service charge (levy) to the commission on canola sold within the past August 1, 2020 on canola grown in regions 1, 4, 7, or 10 is an eligible producer and can let their name stand as a director in 2022.
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.
What are the steps in the nomination process?
- Ensure that you are an eligible producer (canola grown in the region and a service charge paid within the previous two crop years).
- Download a nomination package and forms.
- Obtain the required signatures of 10 eligible producers in the region.
- Submit your nomination papers before 4:00pm on October 31, 2022.
What is the process if there is more than one nomination?
- At the close of the nomination period, Alberta Canola’s Executive Director (Chief Electoral Officer) will contact all nominees.
- In the event that there is more than one nominee, an election within the designated region will be held.
- Nominees at this time will provide Alberta Canola with a bio, photo, and comments to be included in an election package that will be mailed to eligible producers in the region.
- Eligible producers will return their secret ballot by mail to Alberta Canola.
When do new directors start with Alberta Canola?
New directors will begin their 3 year term following the Alberta Canola Annual General Meeting in January 2023.
2022 Nomination Period for Regions 1, 4, 7, 10
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 is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
Christi Friesen from Brownvale was elected by acclamation and will begin her first term following the Annual General Meeting in January 2023
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).
Region 4 Director John Mayko is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
Region 4 will see an election between the following nominees: Jeannette Andrashewski of Two Hills, Kyle Tarkowski of Myrnam, Mark Snook of Vegreville, and Ralph Tessman of Okotoks who farms in Region 4. The four candidates will be given an opportunity to speak to producers at the Grower Engagement Meeting in Fort Saskatchewan on December 1, 2022. Eligible producers in region 4 will be mailed an information package and a voting ballot before November 30th. Ballots will be counted on January 9, 2023.
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 is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
Paula Law from Lacombe was elected by acclamation and will begin her first term following the Annual General Meeting in January 2023
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 is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
No nominations for director were received in Region 10 by the October 31, 2022 deadline. A new director for Region 10 will be elected during Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting on January 17, 2023. At the Annual General Meeting an eligible producer from Region 10 can be nominated to serve as director by any grower present. If more than one eligible grower is nominated, then an election would occur. All eligible growers attending the Annual General Meeting are eligible to vote whether they are attending in person or online.