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A new director and a long-time chair share thoughts on the canola industry.

The past few years have been challenging ones for the Alberta Canola organization. Roles previously filled by government are being “downloaded” onto the commissions, said Chevraux. This approach carries both positive and negative aspects, he said. On one hand, producers get more of a voice in the direction of laws and policies affecting them.

“(Government is) looking to (farmers) for leadership, which is fantastic. And I’m glad that we’re having that voice,” said Chevraux.